1 month since my aorta valve replacement and aneurysm repair, feeling amazing! Start cardiac rehab 2 weeks ago highly recommend this program. I am on sternal precaution so weights are limited, able to spin on recumbent bike with resistance of 8( normal is 12 for me spinning) I am walking 4mph 2% incline 15 min mile..
I average walking at home 5 miles a day. Feeling very fortunate with my recovery I didn’t expect it to go like this
I do get tired then I just take a quick nap still long way to go.
Hope to be back to work by first part of October
Feeling Amazing and blessed, my mechanical valve was replace and aneurysm repaired on July 28 2020. I walk at least 4x a day this one was .62 goal is 2. Miles a day
Only advice I have is if you are told to get in best possible shape and good diet before
Update posted on...
August 5, 2020
I was finally able to have my 2nd attempt for my surgery, July 28 2020!! Very successful aorta valve replacement and repair of thoracic aortic aneurysm, AMAZING
Today sure didn't go as planned!! I had allergic reaction to sleepy meds then blood pressure dropped to 76/55. Surgeon made decision NOT to do my open heart surgery due to the fact that it was "elective", he advised it was worth the risk. I'm still spending night in ICU to make sure my BP stabilizes and it has 105/66 so hopefully home tomorrow.
Meet with allergist next week then go from there
I am still in a bit of DENIAL about this whole open heart surgery thing, healthy very active 53 year old female walks 3-5 miles a day with her Minnie Aussie "Abba", strength training on a regular basis spin class 2 x a week, hike garden etc. Asymptomatic, how can this be?
Test don't lie, SO now I wait
I will go meet with my surgeon in December 2019 to discuss my valve option and potential date for aorta valve replacement.
Until then nothing changes life will be lived to the fullest surrounded by my awesome support system of family and friends