Yesterday was three weeks post op. Getter my feeling back in my left pinkie and ring finger from surgery position. Really feel good but tired; I'm a terrible sleeper and guess I am getting bored. Too much flu around so staying in for the six weeks till I see Dr Smith up in NYC. My doctor down here has me on two beta blockers a day for now to get lower heart rate; seems to be working. So glad this is done and over!!!!
Can't believe it seemed to take forever for surgery day but now two and half weeks post op. Beginning to get feeling in my pinky and ring finger back which seemed to be my biggest issue. Seeing my home doctor and working on adjusting my beta blockers, now two, to bring my heart rate down. At this point, my biggest complaint or a better word would be issue, is just being tired all the time. My incision healing nicely but hate sleeping with bra, worse things could be! Can't wait to see Dr Craig Smith, my surgeon in April so I can gush over what a fabulous surgeon he is!!! So glad this is behind me and love reading everyone's stories.
Must say, physically I feel pretty good. I can even turn over comfortable in bed....now if I could just sleep. My next door neighbor reminded me that I am always up around one but I can always go back to sleep. Hasn't happened yet so glad I signed up for Netflix before I went in. I know that this too shall pass. But as of today.... taking a bathroom break minute to go on computer, otherwise, head down on couch. Hope everyone else is doing well.
Ten days post open heart surgery at Columbia NY Presbyterian with Dr. Craig Smith. Had some issues getting on website so doing ok with my smart phone. Had surgery last Tuesday went into step down on Wednesday and home on Sunday. I'm doing fine with Tylenol although when I got home had some sleeping issues and was prescribed Xanax and a half did the trick. If I need to be stuck in the house for a while can't think of a better time with the freezing temps. I've had visiting nurses trice and said I am doing well. Being asymptomatic before the surgery was giving me concern about the pain after but I really am ok. I seem to have lost feeling in my left pinkie and ring finger but heard this can happen from positioning during surgery and I start OT next week. Thus website gave me so much info so I thank you all. Not sure wherevthevten days went!!!!!
Getting nervous but exhausted to make sure everything is in place at home. My hubby has Parkinson's and after I am out of ICU, sending him and my daughter home and my husbands brother is coming up to stay with my husband. I'm packed, repacked, and repacked again. Not sleeping well but then I never do but now just tired. Thank goodness for this website!!!!
Have AVR scheduled for 2/19 at NY Presbyterian. Totally asymptomatic but severe stenosis. Been following for four years from moderate to severe. 68 years old. Guess what upsets me is the pain after when I have none now. Both my MD from where I live and at NY believe it should be done so have it scheduled.