I am ten months into my surgery and my cardiologist reduced my atenolol by half . Four weeks later I started developing these headaches at the back of my head and they seem to subside with tylenol. I am wondering if any body has gone thro this and would appreciate something to assure me that that it is quite okay . Thanks in advance
It has been four months since my surgery and am feeling pretty good ninety percent of the time.Had a follow up echo last week and the cardiologist declared that everything looks good.I am still going through my cardiac rehab. I have another month to go. My heart beats are in sinus rythm but am also experiencing a missed beat once in a while. My cardiologist tells that me that i have to probably live with it for the rest of my life. They are not bothersome or anything but i can definitely feel them. Dont know that if i can do anything about them. I feel pretty fine and would like to assure everybody who are going through this that there is light at the end of the tunnel and you will be alright.
Started work today. My boss is very understanding and let me start with half a day for the next couple of months. I am thankful for that. Have been feeling pretty good most of the time with an occassional bad day in between.Very thankful that it is all behind me and looking forward to being 100%. Goodluck to everybody who are going to go through the surgery in the near future. It will be alright.My prayers are with you.
Overall i am feeling pretty good and started cardiac reahab this week, I cant say that i am 100% there yet because occassionally i experience slight shortness of breath. Is this common or is there anything that i need to be worried about. I also had a maze procedure and my rhythym seems to be normal most of the time with an occassional missed beat or an extra beat. My cardiologist tells me that in time i will be totally in rhythym and i need not worry about it. If anybody is going through the same thing please drop in a word. I would truly appreciate it. My prayers are with everybody who has their surgery scheduled for a speedy recovery.
Tomorrow will be my four week anniversary since my mitral valve replacement. Overall I am doing okay.Visited the mall a couple of times with limited walking. I also had a procedure for correcting AFib. Have been in and out of rhythm constantly which is very frustrating. I dont if I will ever be in sinus rhythm. While in the hospital was in sinus rhythm for most of the time. I hope this will correct itself. If anybody has had any experience with this would appreciate any advice on this. It is really frustrating, but am greatful that the scar is healing and am mostly pain free.
The surgery went off well on Monday AM; took about 3.5 hours. I was disappointed as the valve had to be replaced, because it was rheumatic mitral valve. I never knew I had that fever.
Dr. Cohn replaced my faulty mitral valve with a mechanical one and the tricuspid valve got fixed as well followed by a Maze procedure. He did a tremendous job overall. So far so good as my heart is still in rhythm.
Earlier today the chest wires and the tubes came out.
Other then some serious Nausea, I am doing well.
Will update later.
I had my cardiac cath today and it came out clean. There are no blockages and am very happy about that. I am going to be admitted in the hospital on Sunday and the surgery is scheduled for 7.30 A.M monday morning.Keeping my fingers crossed. I am grateful for all the good wishes and encouragement from everybody
Today is my last day at work before surgery and I am in a panic mode, just trying to make sure that I have handed over my responsibilities to the right individuals.Was feeling a little uncomfortable in the morning, with the fluctuating heart rate between high and low.Hope this passes and can hold off till 23 of Nov
I am scheduled for surgery on Nov23 2010. Will have my cardiac cath on Nov22 at the same hospital and will stay that night there and get the surgery done on 23. I am hoping that everything goes well.Little nervous about the whole thing and would be glad once it is done.