One month out of surgery. Other than the a fib issue I’m walking a lot and feeling less tension. It is good to have a break from caffeine and alcohol and excess sugar. Handling fear and worry have always been difficult for me. Constantly reminding myself to be thankful for this gift of medical intervention and healing . And thanks for this forum .
I’ve been getting some great baby therapy since arriving home
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March 4, 2019
Day one back home. For some reason it seems I slept better last night in my own bed 🤔 hats off to the surgeon staff and team at the University of Southern California Keck Hospital. They got me back home after six days.
I received repair to my aortic valve and a Dacron sleeve grafted to the base of Aortia to fix the aneurysm.
Don’t you just love your spirometer? I only wish could also play a tune on it . Seriously I picked it up one night in the hospital to show my daughters and couldn’t figure out how and I had gotten broken because I’d forgotten to inhale. Otherwise I don’t believe I have any lingering effects from the pump. Only two complications while there, were the need for a chest tube to clear out a partially non-working lung and adding more salt to my intake.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and hope that your own experiences are positive and your lives are continually watched over and prayed for.
Angiogram this Wednesday and valve/aortic aneurysm repair next Tuesday at Keck USC.
Worried about my preparedness but will work at keeping joyful about a successful recovery.
Appreciate the encouraging testimonies I’ve read here. Hard to believe !