First week back at work. Boy did they miss me. I spent a lot of time fixing things that went wrong while I was gone. Seems no one there can fill my shoes.. LOL Feeling better than ever. Work requires a lot of walking 6 miles one day. Never thought I could do that so soon. But I was very tired after the day. Soaking in the hot tub helped a lot. 6.5 weeks post op.
It has been a long 6 weeks recuperating at home. My wife made it much easier on me. Today my cardiologist cleared me for a March 9th return to work for light duty. No ladders, working over head, no lifting more than 10#. 80% desk work but I will be back and making a contribution again. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
Who is that man in the mirror. I am 3 weeks and 4 days post op. Today while shaving I did not recognize the man in the mirror. He looks brighter, fresh, more color and YOUNGER! What a great side effect of the valve replacement.
Hi this is Ginna Gleason with an update for all concerning Jim's surgery. It went well. He is resting somewhat comfortably in CICU unit. He smiled at me and opened his eyes, he still had the breathing tube in (they had said due to his sleep apnea it may need to stay in longer) I left him @ 6pm and they felt his blood gases were stabilizing enough to begin the process to remove the tube. I know he would thank everyone for the prayers and good wishes sent his way. Thank you
Just found this page today, 1/18/14. I go in for my valve replacement on 1/22/14. Tuesday I do all the pre-op stuff at REX. Had the hearth catheter done last week. Everything looked good there. Anxious about having open chest surgery. The surgeon said it is best for someone just under 300#s so here we go.