Is this normal? I am a little over 5 weeks mitral valve repair and maze procedure. I had a mini thoractomy. I continue to have pain under my right arm across the upper chest and at the incision. I also feel weak as far as reaching or lifting with my right arm, and stamina in general. I drop things often and today I just lost my grip on a cup of hot tea and it dropped on the floor. I feel very discouraged. I feel like I am not as physically or emotionally strong as I thought to be at this stage of recovery. Any advice or input from others recovering is appreciated!
Today is Day 9 since my Mitral valve repair and maze procedure. Surgery went well. I was released on July 3 to come home. Had some fluid issues so I was put on lasiks, magnesium and potassium. Just wondering if anyone else had problems with these meds? They made me very nauseous. Also everything I eat tastes like metal and salt. The only food that tastes good are fruit à nd popsicles. I just don’t know if it’s the meds causing the change of taste or what? I have lost 9 pounds from pre surgery weight from not eating much. I continue to struggle with very low blood pressure and high heart rate too. Just wanted feed back from anyone that has experienced any of these symptoms.
I am curious if this is a symptom caused by my mitral valve issue. Has anyone else had sharp pains on the left side of the chest? I have had this for the past week or two. It isn't constant but it's persistent and it goes down the center of my chest at times. I am taking heartburn medicine but that does not help. Looking for answers if anyone has any?
I tried calling the hospital to determine the surgeons fee but I was told they need the codes for the surgery. I don't have a surgeon yet but the surgeon my cardiologist is referring me to is not covered with my insurance but the hospital is covered. Anyone have a general idea what the surgeon's fee is?