My numbers look like they are good enough to come home today. May need oxygen for awhile but that’s fine. Just happy to go home. Pain was not bad at all. Worst part was breathing tube. Good lwishes to all those awaiting the surgery. This group really helped me to prepare myself.
I know many in this group have/had/are experiencing wide swings of emotions. Today was one of those days. I wasn't expecting to get so choked up today at church but when I was included in the prayers and afterwards given hugs it really got to me. I have been trying to wrap things up at work and it's kept me from thinking too much but every once in awhile it creeps back in on me. I love reading the posts of those of you that gone thru the surgery and are now well on your way to recovering. Please know that's what encourages so many of us that are approaching our surgery day. God bless you for taking the time to let us know that it does get better.
Does anyone use a self monitoring kit post surgery when given a mechanical valve? Any issues ?
I had asked about the possibility but my surgeon made it sound like I couldn’t use. Just doing my research now before my January surgery. Thanks
Still have over a month to go before my surgery and it’s top of mind every single day. Looking forward to having family home for Christmas and getting so busy that maybe I can’t forget about my open heart for awhile.