Good morning everyone hope your sunday is or has been going well. Going on my 3rd week back to work and can say all has been well. I don't do as much as i did in the past and do alot of resting when i can.Been keeping up with my walking and riding my bike but really need to get into a gym for better work outs.. My blood pressure has been up some what past fews days and not sure why that scares me. I plan on watching it and if still high then will call Dr. The obnly thing that has been still bothering me is my shoulders and back so in some way i think that is why my blood pressure is up but how knows.Weather here is feeling like spring with some warm days but now that hot days are ahead... Keep up the good work my friends and for those who are just begining the journey things will be ok and get better.
The first Saturday of every month the girls i went to school with kindergarden through high school we get together for lunch.There are about 20 of us each time wish is good as most of them live with in 50 miles of where we get together at (pick a new resturant each month). This group has ment the world to me and in my recovery with their prayers and visits and phone calls. I'm not sure how many of you can said you went to school with anyone and still be friends yet close. I love these girls and thats when keeps me going..
Well i get to go back to work on monday. not sure how i feel about it because i have found so many things to do in the last month and would require retirement but can't do that yet or at least for one more yr. Then i want to have my knee done while i'm still working so by next dec that will get done.. Feeling good but going back to work will be the different as i do alot more than sit, but i will pace my self and not over do it.. I am so glad i found this site as its been a big help and will keep coming on not matter what.. Take care everyone and keep up the recovery and live life to the fullest.
Well i can't believe its been almost 3 months sents my surgery and its time for me to go back to work.I guess i'm happy yet sad at the same time. I have been given a clean bill of health but have been told to go back slowly and at my own pace which i will do.I think the hard part will be getting up at 4:30 am (sleeping until 8 or so has been so nice) but at the end of the day I can come home and take a short nap. My shoulder pain is still there but have learned to live with it and for the past cpl weeks my chest has been making cracking sounds. Been taking my 2-3 walks aday and have started to ride my bike short ways, with the weather as its been needed a break from walking. I want to say thank you to everyone here for the support you gave me, its one big family and having this site has been a life saver for i'm sure most of us. As we all contunie to heal and live our life with new meaning and better health I wish each and everyone for those just starting out on the jounery to keep the faith and come here to read and for support and for those who have gone down this path Keep up the good work in getting better and healther. You always be in my prayers and thoughts not matter what...
Well I guess I have been stressed.Saw my Dr yesterday because I was getting tired of the shoulder and back pain> The first thing she asked was i stressed said i didn't think so (wrong) i am. To many changes all at once and feel i need to do them all at once.Then things here at home aren't the best. She told me to take it easy that one day at a time is all i need to do take baby steps. I need to take a stress class so guess that will help or hope too.Then with the rain we have had here found out we have a leak in the roof and that can't come at worse time.So stress is there but will try and work it out.Other than that i feel good. Hope everyone is doing well too keep up the good work.
Got to go to the mended hearts meeting last night. It was nice to see everyone and visit, i was that last one to have any thing done so all wanted to know how things went and was supprise i was doing well after have surgery twice in one day. Have been feeling good past cpl days been going to health heart food classes which has help some what. I still have have a hard time eating as meds up set my stomach most of the time. back pain has gone almost away massages has help so much. Not sure if i will get PT but have asked about it, as i want to make sure i can do my job when i go back in a month.. Glad to hear everyone is doing well in their recovery keep up the good work.
Had a rough start for the day or i should say it started last night. Made my self a salad and took me a hour to eat it as i was doing so took my pills and a pain pill to. After an hour or so was watching some TV and every thing came up broke out in a cold sweat. This lasted for about 15 mins by then i was ready to hang things up and go to bed. didn't sleep well as stomch was up set all night.This morning woke up shoulder pain and stomch still not feeling well. I email the dr and told her that i was tried of all this and still have problems with shoulders, if she couldn't come up with something differerent for pain meds and do an xray i don't know what i'm going to do.. I did go and get my massage this afternoon and the girl said i was knotted up tight, wonder why?? Has any one eles expericence shoulder pain after surgery and what did you do for it... other than that all has been going well.
Good day, went out for a while took things to my thrift shop i help out at been cleaning things out.Guess that is a good way to keep busy. I did walk twice once around the block the short walk the rain stopped long enough for that.hope to get some more in tomorrow. see all 3 dr's on monday so that will be busy hoping i can start to drive that will be a big help. so glad everyone is doing well and were all keeping up the happy smiles..
Have had a good day today..Did a litte cleaning out some clothes i don't wear and felt good about that.Took 2walks (as it cold here) and one was around the block by self.This is the hardest part of the day for me but really trying to get around it as i don't like eating by my self(hub is late) Tomorrow busy day as plan on getting a message in the afternonn to see if that will help with the shoulder probelm.. Hope everyone is doing well and contuning recovery.
Today was a good day. Went to do blood work and then shopping. came home to a phone call from my surgeon it seems i'm doing good. Surgeon said i can do a little more lifting but don't over do it and keep walking...Guess i will get through this after all. hope everyone is well and keep in getting better.
Home nurse came to day to check on where i have had some problems with drainage from the site where the the tubs were, their healing up really good just need to get rid of the reddness. She also told me to go and get a message to relive my back and shoulder pain, i 'm doing that for sure. Better day to day and gets better each day. 4 weeks post op yesterday.
I have notice here that most of you have gone out side of you area to have surgery? Why is that ? I was happy that i could do the surgery close to home where family and friends were.. its just a question i had.
Can't wait until i can start rehab. walking is ok but feel i need to do something more to get body moving and running better.. been cold side and walking in the house is not long enought to small area. but i guess we do what we need to do.I just don't want any more set backs with meds or drainage and shoulder pain.
Well they took me off my Lisinopril again was on it yesterday and today and potsuim it still up so will have blood work on firday and see dr on monday. Havelittle rash on stomch where drain tubs were so have a cream to put in it. think bendine was causeing it. other day down more to go.
Think today is an emotional day. i'm so tired of ihaving shoulder pain i guess i will start taking more pain pills.the pain just gets me to where i can't seem to function.has any one experience this too? know its from the surgery and being opened up and will take time to work it self out. 3 weeks post op guess that isn't that long ago.
got a call this morning (7:30) to tell me that my lab work had come back(from yesterday) and my Potassuim was very high(panic) hub and I took offf to the hospital(30 mins away) to get test done again.All i could say now whats going on. Did lab and waited to see cardo dr for results.they were mid to high, so i guess the lisinopril i'm taking for blood pressure (2 aday) was causeing potassuim to raise. took me off that for cpl days gave me another blood pressure pill for take until monday back to labs to see what going on then see PCP if need to change. Boy the ups and downs are getting to me. I know its 3 weeks tomorrow and all this i bound to happen but i ready to move on...hope everyone has had a good day.
I saw the cardo assisant yesterday all seems to be going well.She read about my surgery and about half way my hubs stopped her as what she was going to read i didn't know about.I guess during the second surgery and closeing me up my heart stopped took them a while to get me back on track.I lost it right there and then.I guess it was best i didn't know any more than i did at the time. Emotional visit. She also said that where the tubs were at could drain again but unlikey so will keep i on those. told her my shoulder keep hurting and she said thats because of having 2 surgery and the pressure (could be brused)on the back. keep up with the pain pills and it should mend soon. Ihope so because other that that i feel fine.Change on med back to another before surger. will go back next month to see her and cardo dr and primary dr. don't need to go back to SF. Sleep 12hurs last night as was tried long day and to pain pills and bengay rub.. hope all of you are doing well keep up the good work.
Today is my first dr appt will see the cardo dr and hope things are going well. I do feel good for the most part.Drainage has stopped glad for that.Still have some problems with shoulder pain didn't sleep good last night ended up taking pain pill. will asked dr about it today. 3rd week out from surgery so guess small things aren't that bad.. hope everyone has a good day, and for those who are getting that storm stay warm and safe and for us here in calif another 70 day.
Good morning from sunny calif, still no ran in sight warms up to mid 60's most days we need rain. Drainage from tub site is starting to stop good thing. resting for the most part. blood pressure was good this morning when the nurse was here.see cardo dr tomorrow have many more question about what i can do more of..hope all of are well? and healing .
Went out to day to walmart just to get out of the house. felt good. still have drainage from tub site but nothing i guess to be worried abuut. home nurse comes tomorrow then see cardo dr on wed. I guess i have to look at things this way no pain or anything eles going on then things are going well....do sleep better can turn over for the most part on own.next week will be the big one when hub goes back to work and i have to fend for my self.. could mean for some long days..
Well i guess haveing some drainage from the tub site happens. Nurse came out looked things over,not infection (good thing) cleaned it up bandage it. late last night it had stop draining. Just hope it has stoped. See dr on wed so will have more questions about that and nurse will come out again today.. Other that that doing good. Hope all of you are coming along well too..
Boy has a little scare last night. had some drainage where my chest tubs were at .haven't done anything to cause them to do that so call home nurse,no fever or soreness just a little red. but gaze on it for over night and nurse will come check this morning.other than that things seem to be moving along well. was out side all day yesterday in the fresh air and walking. grandson was here best day ever.. hope all are doing with this sunday morning.
Today will be a week home and things are coming along good i guess >I do feel better still few ache in the shoulder but i was ope twice in one day so body could still feel from that.I was out yesterday for about 4 hrs walking walmart and other place and that felt good.did sleep well Body temp is was off when its 70 out i feel like its in the 50's poor hub can't keep the house warm whrer i want it or that makes me comfortable..Question some one here said to take pills at the same time each day, well if i sleep late then i don't so i guess if i get them down with in a few hrs i should be good. everyone have a great sat and keep in getting better.
Well my 10hr sleep the night before didn't last long last night.Had a rough night.Little anxity going on. seems when i get something stuck in my throat and can'tseem to catch my breath i panic. My husband said i need to drink more water as haveing the tub in throat is still sore. could be riight that there are times just getting up makes it hard to breath. the lungs take time to come back too. its all about bullding up what you lost for a while. Other than that all is going good. going out for a outing so can have housekeeper come in and clean..G;ad everyone is doing well keepup the good work.
Can't believe I slept 10hrs and on my side.what ever i did yesterday i plan on doing the same ate a great dinner too so that could have helped too. getting motor running for today one day at a time. thanks for the birthday wishes another road ahead and a good one.
Well another day and little better. I guess when they say one good one bad is right. I am sleeping better as found i can sleep on my side just can't turn around with out help. Can't seem to cough lilke i should not sure if its because i scared or what, keep several pillows close. my leg is doing better just feels like wireds are on fire up and down.but other than that its my birthday and i make it. life is good...
Happy NewYear my HVJF'S. i'm 2 days out in having my aortic valve and one by pass surgery and for some reason I feel ok.I guess knowing that its going to happen no matter what has calmed me down some.But coming friday morning I will lose it again. I know that god will look after me and long with the ring of hugs and prayers I have from family and friends things will be fine. All of you here are very special to me as you have given me strength and hope too. I will keep all of you in my prayers too. Will let everyone know how things went when i come back home in a week. God bless you all.
Good evening everyone. Hope you have had a good day either in recovery or getting ready to have surgery.For me today was a so so day. Feeling a little unsettled as only a week to go. As said before I feel everything across the sholders. have something to take but just don't want too. need to relax more and try not to think about it. But on a up note will be spending the day in SanFrancisco tomorrow with grandson so that should life me up.. Enjoy you evening and my prayers are out to everyone.
Good morning HVF's hope everyone had a nice Chistmas. I spent the day with my grandson, son and daughter in law.It was a day that i sat and thought I'm so glad that my Dr found out there was a problem with my heart and things will be taken care of soon.Even with my nerves still on high surgery is going to see that i can spend more years with my grandson and family. With 8 days to go i know that I can do this and have all the love and support to help me through this..Strong hearts are what we are made of and will keep us going for years to come. Enjoy your day everyone.
Little question? Everyone and said something about getting out of bed and recliner but what about using the bathroom? I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.May your recovery contuine and if your facing surgery just know that things will get better.
Here's a little something I had to laugh about when I found out I was going to have valve replacement.Growing up my son was in 4-H and for his aminal project he wanted to raise pigs. During the start of his 4 year one of the leaders who raised pigs was approched by a lab in southern calif about raising pigs for a new approach to use pigs valves in humans.Pigs in lots of ways have the same body functions as we do.They get a up set stomach give them Peto. Well the kids were happy to hear this and be apart of the expertment. My raise his pig that year to just for that.Well this morning I was going throught some of his 4-H books and found the article about the farmer, kids and the man who recivied the frist pig valve>this was back in 1981.. and here it is 2013 and i will be getting a pig valve. Pay to forward. I will be onk onking real soon!!!!
Good morning everyone. I slept good last night, think the extra dose of blood pressure med help. When i woke up this morning i said to self this would be my first full day after surgery wonder how i will be feeling ? I guess like everyone here we worry about the unknown and our own personal out come. Both my parents had heart diease(both sents passed) my brother had a pace maker for several years, but i'm the first one to have this type of surgery. I guess i should and do feel lucky that the moden age of medican has made this more easier. I do have some thing I will share with everyone later on. Have a great day and God Bless all of you..
Just got back from my visit from my cardo dr, as knew it would be blood pressure was high so told me to take one blood pressure pill in the morning and half in the everning then to only take my water pill every other day. He also said that the blockage in from the aretyis in at the back of my heart. I may have heard that from the surgeon but can't remember. He also said i should do every well after surgery as i don't have any other problems.. I did look for a bra but can't find one with that was what was suguessted so will look again.. Again i am greatful for this site.
I'm getting ready to see my Cardiologist this morning and i feel a little tense not sure why. All my tenson settles at the back of my neck. I think some of it is because I had a hard night last night with some teromal on the home front. Know this isn't good for me and try to relax as much as I can. I'm am a very stress person to begin with and with all that is going on the level is some what higher. I hope I can keep writting here and maybe that will help me cope and learn new things in what to do and not to do....
Good morning. Two weeks to go until surgery and I'm still not sure i can do it.After my cardo cath i'm affraid i will do the same thing and brake down.I know that i will be in good hands and things will work out fine. But there are still may questions. One is wearing a bra after wards no one has said anything about doing so and the other things is what will i expect after surgery feeling, doing and not doing. I guess i'm just unsure about lots if things..