hi all, well, im about 8 months post op and doing well. i finished cardiac rehab last month. found out i may have a torn rotator cuff (left shoulder) from my OHS. going for an ultrasound this week. it's very sore. anyone else had this injury as a surgical complication?? have a great day :)
hi everyone, i'm 7 weeks post op PVR. i got cleared to drive last week and i start working out for cardiac rehab next week. still pretty tired most days. but getting better. just wondering how long this mental fog is going to last?
Day 26 post -op: Today i walked 2 miles around my neighborhood, even went into Starbucks and got one of their Mexican Hot Chocolates. That's a big deal b/c my sense of taste and appetite have been way off since the surgery. So to celebrate this progress, I'm throwing myself a mini pizza party tonight, Chicago Deep Dish (vegetarian). :D
today, marks week 3. walking between 1.2 and 1.5 miles per day most days. still really tired. had some problems with fluid gain, so going to the GP tomorrow, to see if upping the diuretic helped. hoping i'll be ok to go back home by myself early next week, as I've been staying with my parents.
hi all, im very cranky, not yet sleeping through the night, so energy flags a lot during the day. i'm walking for 15 mins 2x/day so that also tires me. living back with my parents is driving me crazy. today i'm getting my mom to drop me off at my place for a couple of hours. i need space.
This is Day 13, post op, pulmonary valve replacement with manufactured bovine valve.
Update posted on...
August 19, 2016
well, the surgery went well. i got a manufactured bovine valve to replace my pulmonary valve to fix the stenosis and regurgitation.
i was discharged on Aug. 13. Got my drainage tube stitches out yesterday. Resting at my parents place.
today i walked 20 mins. which was probably pushing it. then i slept for 2.5 hrs.
my adorable rabbit , Roo. he's adopted. got him last November after my second rabbit BB passed at age 8 yrs.
3 weeks till surgery
Journal posted on July 22, 2016
i'm finding myself extremely exhausted after basic tasks of self care. i'm looking forward to feeling a lot better after my valve is replaced. the fatigue is crushing.... so far no other signs of heart failure, just chest pain and some palps. i was put in hospital for 3 days of observation back at the end of May due to palps. some minor ventricular tach, but less than 30 seconds of it, so no big deal right? riiiiggghhhtt....
and the heart surgery is just one of the big surgeries i have to have this year. the other one is now postponed until heart is done and i have to have 3 months in between them....(long story bro)
so, in all in, i'm hoping by sometime next Spring i may be feeling more myself than i have in the past 5 yrs.
i have congenital pulmonary stenosis. had open heart surgery as a baby, 2 angioplasties as a kid, was told i'd need another one or a valve replacement later in life and apparently that is now; was just told by my cardiologist that i'll be getting a valve replacement this year. just scared and sad today at this news. was expecting a "nope, you're ok to go" from the cardiologist which is what i usually get each year. I've been ill with another condition (not cardiac related) the past 5 yrs and haven't been able to keep up with my regular exercise the past 3 yrs so i'm really down on myself thinking that if i didn't have the other illness, my heart and my body would be better shape right now. very discouraged.
Anyway, looking to connect with anyone who has had a pulmonary valve replaced. thanks.