Hey heart friends! I haven't been on here in awhile, but thank you all so much for the words of support and prayers - I felt them all, believe me!
I'm 4 weeks post-op and feeling pretty good so far. It actually feels like I'm turning a bit of a corner and I hope it lasts! The physical aspects seem to be abating - I'm in very little pain most of the time, and the general soreness is going away. The emotional aspects come out of nowhere for me sometimes, but I'm hopeful that in time I'll make my peace with things.
In case you're interested in more details, I'm blogging about my experience here - https://laughingoften.wordpress.com/ - which has lots about the lead-up and the road to recovery so far! Thanks again for all of your support!
I'm 4 days post op and doing well - thanks for the thoughts and prayers! I got bumped forward b ya day and was a supposed to be in on the 16th but got bumped again to the 17th. I'm happy to day that things went well and I am expecting to go home tomorrow!
So far I've had a fair amount of pain. Apparently my youth means that my nerves and muscles are strong so it's more painful. But it's being managed well.
I've started a blog to help me ease through this process and sort out my own thoughts and feelings as I prepare for surgery and recover. If you're interested, check it out! I have read several blogs so far and they have helped me, hopefully this will be helpful for someone too!
Called the Cardiologist office yesterday to see what the next steps are. They won't see me until October to make an appointment for my chosen month of November. Waiting is tough but I've been doing all of my research and trying to remember that having a few months is a great opportunity to get myself mentally and physically prepared. Thanks to you all for being a great support!
Hi All - I've had a couple of weeks to digest the news that it's time for surgery and already it's been pretty emotional for me. I don't have symptoms really so it's tough to reconcile that I feel fine but have to have surgery anyways. I am also really freaked out about the pain and recovery! I think this is probably a pretty common experience, any advice? Surgery will be in November, so I'll be waiting awhile. Thanks!!
Any thoughts on lift chairs? I was thinking to maybe rent one so I have a recliner and help to stand up - anyone have experience with this? Is it worth it? I've already got a recliner but it's a rocking one so I don't know if that will be so great. Thanks in advance!
I just found out last week that I have to get my aortic valve replaced but not until the fall. Amy words of advice about what to do in the meantime? What questions should I be asking? Thanks in advance!