This was a week before my surgery. With the love of my life!
2 and 1/2 week post op/ Cardiac Rehab
Journal posted on January 14, 2018
I am almost 3 weeks post op and am scheduled to have my first visit (Consult) with Cardiac Rehab on Tuesday. Is this the norm to start this early? I am still so weak. I do my walking as I'm supposed to do daily, but I tire so easily. Blood pressure is staying on the low side. (98/70) Heart rate averages between 99 and 105. I am on Coreg twice a day.
Had my heart cath today and so thankful that there were no blockages. Two weeks until surgery. Blood pressure has been up the past few weeks, but the Dr told me today not to worry about it, because it was more than likely due to anxiety.
My husband and I met with the surgeon today. We really liked him and he took the time to answer all of our many questions. However, we were informed today that I was going to have to have the mitral valve replaced as opposed to repaired as I was told in the beginning. He strongly recommended the mechanical valve. I am 49 years old. He said I was too young for a tissue valve. He then informed me that I would have to be on Coumadin for the rest of my life. I know many of you on here have experience with this, so any and all advice would greatly be appreciated.
I'm happy to report I passed my Stress Echo! Also happy to report that my CT of lung was clear. No nodules or issues. Results from my TEE showed that they are almost 100 percent sure the mitral valve can be repaired. I go for consult with the surgeon on November 16. GOD is good! I'm also thankful for this site.