Thank you so much to everyone that responded to my weight and emotional questions. I appreciate all of your feedback and suggestions. I am 12 days post op now and being home has been great. The weather in Atlanta was beautiful today and I was able to get outside for 2 walks today. Overall I am feeling pretty good. Trying to get a little stronger each day . I have a nagging little hacking cough every now and again but I try to use my little breathing device as much as possible. I am just on tylenol as needed for pain which overall has been not bad. Will keep sending updates.
Michael , glad your recovery is progressing well and I hope breathing continues to improve.
Thank you so much everyone for these amazing supportive responses. They have been a tremendous help to me. Two questions that I am kind of dealing/struggling with. I am down in weight about 9 lbs. I feel like I am skin and bones. Does anyone have any advice or encouragement about this? Also I feel kind of emotional every now and then. Anyone else? Thanks everyone
Hi everyone. I had my surgery 1 week ago and all went well and as planned. I finally had my first chance to sit for a minute and get on the computer to update. I am so glad to be on the recovery side. Has some rough days in the hospital, but right now lack of being able to really fall asleep is the worst. Can't really get comfortable on my back and really just lie there with my eyes closed but can't fall asleep. Thank you for all of the well wishes and will update again
Hi and thank you everyone for the great uplifting post op success stories. Great news as I have been following all of the recent surgeries. I am 10 days from surgery and was wondering if anyone out there has an Edwards Inspiris Resilia valve and could write about their experience and how it is working so far.
Hi everyone. I just joined this wonderful site as my surgery date is official - March 25, 2021. It is just a few short weeks away and I am trying to make sure I have everything in order. I did have 2 questions. I've been reading a lot about having a recliner at home for recovery. It sounds like a great idea. Does anyone have any experience with this and is it a definite necessity? Also, I live in a 2 story house with master bedroom and bathroom/shower on second floor. Are you able or allowed to go up and down the stairs in your house after surgery?