Its been awhile since I have been on here, but reading the posts and stories from everyone is like coming home again. So familiar supporting and welcoming. We all are different and come from places across the country and yet we are all the same with the same concerns, fears, disappointments, joy's and celebrations. I've missed this family. Cheers to you all
Came home yesterday evening - day 4! thanks to all the Dr's ,nurse's and wonderful team at Abbott and to my family for taking care of me at home. The sternal pain on my left still catches me off guard at times- now just to rest and heal. Thank you also to all my heart brothers and sisters you have helped in keeping me going with all your positive love and support that I feel from everyone on this site. Peace to you all
Everything went well and I'm out of ICU tonight tomorrow hopefully the chest tubes out - thank you to everyone for the love and prayers and support couldn't of done it without my heart brothers and sisters!
Less than one week to go until surgery and I still waver on what valve to use bovine vs mechanical so many pros and cons. it makes my head spin. The life long Coumadin bothers me but Im 44 and with bovine I will need another. even if I can get 10-15 with no Coumadin seems more appealing then a life time on it but my husband doesn't see why I would want to do it all again, one time is enough for him. Sometimes with the way the DR's talk its like they shrug their shoulders at the comedian and I am making a big deal out of it but then again they arnt the ones taking it either. I think this is the biggest and most exhausting decision I have ever made and have to live with forever one way or the other.