It was a rough week. The first couple of days were the worst. Eventually I put on a Happy Face. Been home since Friday. Taking it easy. Happy to be post op.
Update posted on...
October 27, 2018
They put this really tight surgical bra on me. Which I wore all week. When I got home it wouldn't even close. It was irritating my center incision as well as where I have At first they put a large and I screamed so they got a 1x. They run small. I'm just wearing a Cami type top instead of a bra. Feeling more comfortable now.
Post-op day 5. With my surgeon. Dr. Zeeshan. Cleveland Clinic, Weston Florida.
Update posted on...
October 24, 2018
Post op day 5. Saw my boo boo. Looks great. Back in the chair. Been giving Lasix and potassium. Waiting on breakfast not that I'm hungry. I'm able to eat more each day. Yesterday I needed blood. They've been having trouble maintaining a working I've. Got a new one last night.
It was my grandson's birthday yesterday. He started daycare a few weeks ago.
packed for the hospital
Journal posted on October 9, 2018
So I packed a bag for my hospital stay. I started out using a large bookbag and realized things weren't going to fit. So pulled out a small carry on suitcase. My husband says it looks like I'm packing for a vacation. smh. I hope I didn't forget anything I may need.
9 days till my Mitral Valve Repair Surgery but first I have
Journal posted on October 6, 2018
I have to have a MRI this Wednesday. During Preop they found a lesion on my liver. Three years ago I was told it was a cyst and didn't require follow-up. The squeezed me in on Thursday to see the Hepatologist. So I will be getting results the next day. I'm hoping my surgery will not be postponed. I was supposed to have surgery Sept 24 but my doctor had to go out of town.
I had a Cat scan last week (preop) and they found something on my liver. Now I need a MRI. I knew about this already. I was told it was benign liver cysts. Hope my surgery isn't put off again. Hope these cysts are still benign. My surgery is supposed to be October 15. I also need to see a Liver doctor. I had a heart Cath and the good news is I didn't have any blockages.
Ok I woke up with the beginning of a sore throat. I'm trying everything I know to get rid of it. My surgery is in about 9 days. Anyone have to postpone their surgery? I really don't want to.
I have my pre-op testing on Wednesday and Thursday. I'm hoping I will feel better by then.
I don't have a surgery date or doctor picked yet. I've been followed for my Mitral Valve Regurgitation for about 18 years now. I was on medication and had an Echo yearly. I recently was hospitalized after have a bad Afib attack. My heart was going close to 200 bpm when the EMT'S arrived. I had a successful Cardio-version . They started me on Warfarin. My doctor said he feels its time to get my Mitral Valve repaired now. I have a Stress test July 19. Will be picking a surgeon and hospital after that. I am 58. A wife, mom and grandma. I care for my 8 month old grandson. My son and his wife will have to put him in daycare until I'm up to taking care of my grandson again. That is where I'm at right now. Most likely my surgery will be late August to beginning of Sept. I guess It depends on how fast the schedule these things. In the meantime I am educating myself.