Hi everyone... Just a quick note to tell you I am still praying for each and everyone of you.
I was wondering if anyone who had AVR with a mechanical valve can hear it in your neck and ears 24/7? In one way it's a relief hearing the beat but on the other hand it's something I sure hope I get use to..... Was just wondering if you have the same experience. Other than that..... I feel just fine....
And happy.. God Bless you all for the thoughts and prayers
Still some soreness and some out of breath issues using stairs, but everyone says my color and even my voice sound better . I have been a little grumpy for some reason that I can't explain but I do realize that heart surgery affects a lot more than just the heart itself. I am also still tired in the evening hours . I don't take a rest during the day at this point past surgery and I am wondering if that could be it. Anyone at 6 weeks post op that would like to chime in on their progression at this point would surely help.
Well it's been 5 weeks since my AVR surgery. I can say that my shoulder pain has mostly subsided.
I hear my heartbeat in my ears about 90% of the time which is in some ways comforting but in other ways annoying. I finally got to take a tub bath today but almost passed out in the tub. I am guessing the water was too hot. I waited till the room quit spinning and got out. I won't be doing that again anytime soon. They are still trying to get my blood thinner regulated. My levels have been up and down ever since my surgery. I'm trying to patient as I have no other choice.... Lol
Well tomorrow will be 4 weeks post op for my aortic valve replacement and repair of my aortic aneurysm. I feel relatively good except for pain in my left shoulder and shoulder blade. I am not sure if this is normal or not. My incision is healing well and other than the shoulder pain I still get a little winded going up a flight of stairs. I start cardiac rehab on the 21st and hope that this helps with my stamina.
Anyone who can advise me on the shoulder pain I sure would appreciate it.....
Went to my cardiologist yesterday for a stress test exactly 3 weeks past my surgery. I have the recommendation from him to go to cardiac rehab now so I am waiting on them to set that up. My scar is starting to heal pretty good but I have some sharp pains in my breasts and around the incision area. Was assured it is the nerve endings healing. Other than boredom I am feeling pretty good