Time sure flies! I actually was discharged on Sunday - 5 days after surgery. Now I am settled at home recovering, being closely monitored by Home Healthcare especially as they're concerned about very low blood pressure especially in the morning and tring to get mY meducations right. It feels amazing to be on this side of it all though Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
Sorry not to have given any updates, but wiw, what a whirlwind this has been. They were able to repair (NO REPLACEMENT) of both my mitral and tricuspid valves. My cardiologist said once Dr. Ofenloch did that and.patched the Atrial Septum Defect, the right side of my heart started normalizing somewhat and the severe regurgitation is gone. Hallelujah! Still managing pain but took my 1st walk yeaterday and had a much better night's sleep last night. More lines are getting taken out of me and we'll see if I can get the drainage tubes removed today after the docs make their rounds. Right now the goal is to be discharged. Sometime between tomorrow and Monday. Can't wait!!!
Got the call from the hospital and I am to report at 5am tomorrow for surgery. I'm as prepared as I can possibly be (I think) and will be so glad to be on the other side of this. Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.
So finished pre-op tests and am feeling a little wigged out by how real this is all feeling now. I keep telling myself, this time next week I'll be on the other side of this and on the road to recovery. Prayers for my Hubby especially are appreciated as I know this is just as difficult on him too.
Pre-Op heart catheterization has been scheduled for Friday, 9/8. I hate that they can't give me an exact time and it brings back bad memories of last time when I sat in the hospital room from 7am - 1pm waiting for them to even take me back for the procedure. What a long horrible experience that was!