Being back at work has been wonderful, I try not to take on to many shifts and have rest days after doing 8 hour days which leave me tired. I now work with high needs clients and I’m enjoying it, learning how to Tend to their needs and what times that feeds and water needs to be given.
I love what I do and I’m greatful to be where I am today, thankful to the surgeon that did my operation, the care I was given while in hospital.
To those that have upcoming surgeries something I heard all the time it “you got this” and it is so true, may you find the strength to get through the long road ahead and know that the family we have become will be here always
Fresh from cardiologist today, from my echo last week the feedback today was the heart looks normal size and new valve it well seated and working well, he said he could hear my ticking and was fascinated with my video and pic of my heart
A few days ago I decided to look into getting a gym membership, since rehab finishes next week and I really want to keep going. I should have an appointment next week to talk about what would be best for me as I move forward. The gym gave me a week free membership so I’ve been doing some workouts 5his week
I’m 3 months post op and today I did my first solo long drive, I had to pick up a client that lived almost an hour away from me, I enjoyed my drive and although I feel very tired now, I was happy to be doing that drive, I am looking forward to doing a long drive up to the city which is 5 hrs away
I am surprised how fast I have managed to reduce the amount of pillows on my bed, I’ve taken the wedge and the ones on top and I’m now flat with just 2 soft pillows, I am even starting to sleep on my side again, I do have some pain when I get up in the morning but that goes away fast
Last night I finally was able to take all my pillows that I was using off my bed, I’ve gotten out of bed with pain at the top of my sternum that has settled since getting out of bed. Has anyone experienced this at all? I will be seeing cardiologist in 3 weeks and I’m hoping it’s nothing to worry about
Today was a date I had a goal set, that was to have my surgery before this date and I did, I chose this date because September 1 is my birthday and today I am 43
So Monday was my 12 week mark, I’m doing rather well, I still have problems sleeping on my side but that’s my only problem at the moment. I’m still crossing arms to sneeze. Feels great being back at work
For those waiting for surgery, focus on getting everything ready and relax, I know that’s hard to do but “you got this”
Every time I take my bra off my scar is raised, do and of you ladies on this wonderful page have the same thing? It’s still raised a little now, it’s doesn’t hurt but it’s a worry and something my partner can’t give me an answer to
Journal posted on August 12, 2021
Spoke with new cardiologist today, I’ve had this dr before but he changed company, although it wasn’t face to face but I was able to see the dr on video call, he is interested in seeing the photo of my heart but I didn’t know how to send it
Really happy to have drs I know and not someone at the end of a phone
Today I’m 10 weeks post op and have Just been given the ok to go back to work, just need to see my dr to get the paperwork to take to work then wait for the next fortnight schedule to start and take on shifts whenever then need to be filled
In the last year since I was diagnosed in September I’ve had 3 different cardiologists, my first one said he would see me again if I want to, I’ve just found out where he now works in my town and will talk to my dr about changing over to him before my 3 month check up
I’m hoping I can get in to see him quickly.
Not feeling the best, I’ve had no problems sleeping in my bed but the last week I’ve woken up in the middle of the night in pain, unable to get comfortable and I end up in my recliner, I have bad pain in my right shoulder which I think is my problem, it’s really bugging me now. I see my dr next week
6 weeks post op today and I’m feeling good, I have my 6 week appointment tomorrow and I’m just waiting for a time for cardiac rehab to start
Journal posted on July 11, 2021
Was in bed watching a movie, my boyfriend was asleep next to me, had his hand across my chest and went to move and pushed down on my chest which did hurt a little, woke him up in the process. It’s a little sore but I’m ok. I have a x ray and see dr on Tuesday
So far I haven’t heard my valve ticking, I have heard it on the echo and it was like the first time you hear your baby’s heart beat. A nurse actually said I have as she put it “the iPhone 12 version of valves”