I am four plus weeks post op and feeling great from AVR. Was given the green light by my surgeon to resume all activity, I have been back to work for 2 weeks. So the next step is to return to driving range next week and work towards a full round, God is good and so is Dr Doolabh and UT Southwestern.
Hi warriors ! 8 days post op mini thorocotomy .AVR Fatigue dissipating daily. Incision has no pain. BP spiked significantly and feel hot. The people at UT Southwestern are changing my BP meds and they seem to be responding.Physiologic changes from sudden
This was my first post op day. The smile may have been influenced by some dilaudid. The surgery went well Dr Doolhab was able to get things done via a 3 inch incision in my upper chest wall. The most uncomfortable thing was the chest tube . Man that hurt.
This was taken the morning of surgery September 8 th. I was feeling positive energy knowing I had the power of prayer behind me. I had traveled from El Paso to Dallas with my wife and three kids. The day before I had my pre op visit with Dr Neelan Doohlab
Hi all! Love the posts you all have and decided to join in. I am 57 years old and was diagnosed earlier this year with severe aortic stenosis. I have early symptoms so am planning surgery for september 8. I am a physician but I am wanting to hear from the patient perspective. I am mulling over which kind of valve to have done. I am leaning towards the Edwards bio prosthetic valve that my surgeon uses. He also gave me the option of the On-X valve. Question for those who have mechanical valves. Would love to hear fraom any of you who have these valves and how life is going? Would you have done anything different? Life on blood thinners? Any clicking etc. Thanks in advance for your insight.