Ok Guys close your eyes or skip this post, it is strictly for my Big Girl friends!! I am in desperate need of a bra that will support the Girls and separate them. I currently have the uni-boob going on and my incision is getting irritated. I bought a good sports bra without underwire but it is not working for me. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I DID it!! It was rough for me but the surgery went very well. I has a hard time coming off the vent, which was something I never stressed about. They were finally able to get me to respond to commands Wednesday afternoon. My husband said I was like a broken record, “ is it Wednesday or Tuesday?” That definitely was surreal to me that I lost a day and a half, totally wiped from my memory. Everything else went perfect. I went home Saturday! Slept great last night in my bed with a lot of pillows propping me up. My husband is amazing!! I am very lucky to have family, friends and neighbors reaching out to us. I am truly blessed.
I am so ready to get this over. The waiting is the worst. Tomorrow I have to get my COVID test done. After that I think I have everything ready. I’m struggling with what to bring to the hospital. Do I need pajamas? Will I feel like looking at my iPad? What about personal things? Will I brush my teeth or my hair? 😄 I think I’m making myself crazy with all the small details.
Yesterday at work I was finishing up last minute things and a panic hit. What if I can’t come back to this, I had never thought about maybe I won’t be able to return to my job. I have been so focused on getting things taken care at work that I never thought about how my life might be after the surgery. I’m trying to stay positive and not think about the what if’s.
WOW! I am so thankful to all the wonderful people who have reached out to me. Thank you, thank you. 💕 I am most thankful to learn most people’s surgery is elective. I thought I was being selfish to want to have surgery before it became “unelective”. (Probably not a word). I stalked this site for a long time, I wish I would have reached out to all of you. I am truly blessed.
I’m not one to talk about much about myself. I enjoy reading everyone else’s posts for the positive comments and encouragement that I need. I will be having surgery on October 27 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. I live about 2 1/2 hours south of Indy. I am starting to second guess my decision to have surgery. I have a bicuspid aortic valve with a small aneurysm 4.2. My surgery is still considered elective. I am a planner and I don’t want to wait until it is emergent. I am very symptomatic with short of breath and heart palpitations, I use to exercise and run regularly now I just think about it. LOL. I am thankful for this site and encouraged by all the comments from people who have made it to recovery and those who are still waiting like me. ❤️
March 8- I had a heart catherization and a transesphageal echocardiogram. It was tougher than I was expecting. My throat is very sore today and I don't have much energy.
On March 18 I have an appointment with my surgeon to schedule surgery. I'm hoping we can put it off until the middle of June.