I am a little over three months post op and have started having stabbing pain on the left side of my chest. No rhyme or reason and it worsens at times when I breathe in. It started over the weekend. It feels like a terrible case of heartburn but that isn't it and it isn't constant yet has been daily. Any thoughts? Looks like I may have to make an appt to see my CD just to be safe :(
While I am now a pro again on the driving front...and cardiac rehab has been good ( the folks there have been terrific!) I have to switch gears due to the continued issues with my right foot. We are now looking at various appointments with specialists to determine what the issue is and will continue my rehab after doing so. I just can't believe this happened. We never anticipated this and it has really hindered my recovery. Yes I get around and am someone back to a bit of a routine but am no where near back to "normal". Doesn't seem related to my surgery. Just really lousy timing.
I got out and about...just a few errands here and there with my spouse...who has been amazing through this whole thing...and then lunch and then we headed home. Then my 13 yr old wanted to go to a friends house. My husband was tired after just getting home. So I decided to take him. First time out alone since my six wks post op! Although I was a lil sore using some chest muscles I hadnt in a while and my right foot still makes it difficult to drive it was nice to be out on such a pretty day. Crossing my fingers for a good week at cardiac rehab this week. From what I keep reading it seems to make all the difference!
Hope each day is better for all of you as well.
Its been six weeks post op and im still in recovery mode. I wish I could say the ride went smoothly. Thankfully the actual surgery did. They tried to repair me but inevitably a replacement was necessary. I opted for the mechanical valve for longevity. So now I am on coumadin for life! But the real issues are the depression... the acne breakout all over my face ( way worse than my teenage years!) And my right foot. I'm sure the latter two have nothing to do with my surgery... just unfortunate timing. But none the less they add to the depression. I don't want to see anyone and I don't want to go out. I look bad and I can't walk. It almost feels like a neuropathy in my foot but with pain in the ball of my foot. Lord knows what ive done but it has truly hindered my progress. The podiatrist thinks its joint inflammation??? I start cardiac rehab next week. Dont see that helping if i cant walk. I get to drive next week and im not even excited :(