Happy Valentine's Day to all my heart brothers and sisters! ❤
Tomorrow is week 19 for me! 🤗
Journal posted on December 14, 2016
Week 8 and my new prosthetic aortic valve working just fine! Don't have to visit cardiologist for 6 months and off of Eliquis and back to 81 mg aspirin. My only complaint is sternum bone still hurts off and on but I hear that is normal. Overall I feel very blessed! Merry Christmas everybody! ❤️🎄🎅🏻
First off Happy Thanksgiving 🦃 to all my heart brothers & sisters!
Quick question- 5 weeks post op and I've got a cold with low grade fever. Basically in my lungs, sore throat. Spirometer is helping....I have a bovine aortic valve...is it time to panic, or just ride it out with cold meds? Obviously if it gets worse I'd go to ER of my heart hospital.
Thanks all for your help and advice! ❤️
Day 29 post-op: Last appointment with my heart surgeon! I can drive now and even got a diploma! LOL! ❤️
Questions about being home
Journal posted on November 5, 2016
Hi All, I am on day 16 and been at home 5 days...although I feel overall improvement, I'm still not getting a good nights sleep. Also at night I feel achy like I have a fever but I don't. Just a general "blah" kind of feeling with little appetite and a little bit depressed.
Has anyone felt this way or had these symptoms?
Thanks my heart brothers and sisters! ❤️
Hi all! Well it appears I made it through! I'm day 5 on the step down floor. The first 3 days were a bit tough as there was constant nausea/vomiting, headaches while trying to find the correct pain meds. I've had a little bit of afib but that was caused by a couple breathing treatments. My only issue now is keeping O2 levels up. That's the only issue keeping me from going to rehab floor. Has anyone had this problem? On the good side I can move around a whole lot better than I thought I would! Already washing my hair! Hopefully if we can keep sats up I can move on to next stage. That spirometer really is your best friend! Thanks for all your prayers and concerns all my ❤️ Sisters and Brothers!
All the pre-op activities completed, Bactroban and Amiodarone on board for tomorrow, playing with my spirometer.... now if I could calm my nerves down and stop the flutters! I burst out crying 3 times today and that is so not me! Is this normal? 😕