I made it to the 6th month and am doing quite well! I had an aneurysm repair and while we thought the aortic valve would also be replaced - the surgeon felt the 26 year old valve still looked good as new! I did have the usual complications - 11 pounds of water and atrial flutter. I did have a cardioversion and that worked! My mother passed in June and then I fell in July and broke my wrist. That hampered my rehab a bit but am now up to an hour in the pool. Energy is good! Best wishes to all of those with upcoming surgeries and continued progress to all others! What they can do these days is truly amazing!
5 month anniversary for my rather large aneurysm, possible AVR replacement and maze procedure. Aneurysm is fixed and Dr. Speir (Inova Heart Center) said the valve was still looking like new. I had lots of minor complications and after a cardioversion - my heart went right back into sync and has stayed there. I was feeling fantastic and then I fell landing on my back and right arm. Can't wait for this new pain to go away so I can continue the healing process! Best wishes to Bridget (I graduated from Lahser HS) and Steven (not a Fed - taught in FCPS). Tomorrow at this time you will be starting the healing process!
Bummer! Thought I was having a possible TIA on Tuesday evening. Called the cardiologist on Wed. Went today to get a Holter Monitor and the nurse said let's just run an EKG. Doctor came in and said I was back in atrial flutter. Gave me the choice to double the meds or go to the hospital for the cardioversion. I picked the meds - can't imagine my heart could take a shock 10 weeks after aneurysm surgery....
Surgery (aneurysm) was 9 weeks ago. Just set the alarm so I can go to school tomorrow to do a rehearsal with 116 4th grade string players. If I do well tomorrow, I will go back to work on Monday to finish my 39 year teaching career. Problem is my ankles still swell, I still get really out of breath walking and my blood pressure wanders and I have anemia. Am I nuts for going back?
I am 6.5 weeks post-op for an aneurysm (Already have a mechanical valve and pacemaker) When I got home I gained 11 pounds of water and that was resolved. Now I am gaining water again - did anyone else have on again off again water (mostly in the feet)? I am on a strong diuretic. Advice?
I had aortic aneurysm surgery on March 3 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in VA. I found this site by googling loud heartbeats after surgery. What a great service! Wish I had found it before. Surgery went well - I already have a mechanical valve, a pacemaker and Arrythmia. The doctor thought he would have to replace the valve but after 26 years it is going strong so he only did the aneurysm. I went home after 5 days and had home health care. I did gain a lot of water weight but that was resolved. I do have some questions....does anyone have a lump at the end of your scar? And is anyone's pulse going too fast when resting?
Thanks for any advice.