Three months out from aortic root replacement and aortic valve replacement. I feel pretty great. Returned to work on part time basis and almost feel guilty about leaving mid day but know i have to take things one day at a time. Walking almost two miles per day and back to lifting weights. For those who are just going home....have faith it does get better and you will feel like your old self but more energy and gusto.....Hmmmm do they say gusto anymore lol ...m
Yeah I graduated from cardiac rehab. Got a tshirt lol. Cardiac rehab best thing in world. Made arrangements to return to work :-(. Feeling awesome except for tender incision but getting better. After nine weeks I am feeling almost normal. Hang in there everyone....it does get better.
Yeah......saw surgeon....can drive legally again....lift my arms over my head and lift weights. Sternum solid ....... incision good but surgeon suggested vitamin e oil to soften and protect. My incision was pulling and feeling tight and the vitamin e oil really really helped.
Whoop whoop!!!!!! Drove for first time since March 30th. No accidents....didn't get ticket and shopped for two hours. Then came home and yup took a nap :-)........ today appointment with surgeon ..... may be able to lift weights again
Eight weeks out from aortic root replacement and avr replacement. Feeling pretty good but had to share my nurses comment at cardiac rehab. I was whining about not feeling good because before surgery I was feeling awesome. She responded. ..... your body adjusted to how your valve was functioning and know it has to learn a whole new way of your blood pumping through your body...... it will take time.....and if your aneurysm would have blown we wouldn't be having this conversation. That was the best thing in the world she could have told me. Now when I feel uncomfortable I hear her voice and put on my big girl pants and thank God I am here. Thank you Avera Heart Hospital..... you have angels that work with your patients.
6 weeks out from aorta root replacement and aortic valve rep
Journal posted on May 26, 2015
Today is the third day I actually feel a bit like myself again. almost over nite my ache in my chest gone.....incision burn gone.....energy back somewhat......no nap for two days....it's six weeks out from aortic root replacement and aortic valve replacement and for the first time I feel as if my life will once again be "normal" .... Whoop whoop! So everyone keep the faith....be patient....it will come.