Feeling better. Cardiac rehab is a great way to get back into the groove of exercise. I have the confidence of knowing nothing is going to get blown out in the process. I only have a couple of minor aches and pains. One spot to the upper left portion of my chest and of course I still feel the sternum. I only feel pain when moving a certain way. All the other pains have dissipated. I'm looking forward to my new life or second chance at life. I will no longer put off things I want to do now. It's now or never. Unfortunately I still have a couple of years of work to finish but I think that should be done in the blink of an eye. Grateful for a full recovery.
Had the operation on August 10th. Felt pretty rough for the first couple of days. The surgeon Dr. Katz at Jupiter Medical Center recommended that I leave the hospital on Friday 13th or Sat. 14th. Since all my tubes were removed on Friday morning, I chose to leave Friday as they don't allow you to sleep in the hospital. Anyway, back home doing light duty chores. Will see the surgeon tomorrow. Thanks for all the great support heart valve community. By the way I will start scuba diving as soon as I get clearance. Looking forward to my second life.
Hello heart valve community. I have a question and I need suggestions pretty quick. Cardiologist said it's time to get the new heart valve operation. My question is I enjoy scuba diving and was curious if there's any effect on the heart valve with deep water compression? Say 60 to 100 feet deep. Would it be better to get a biovalve or go with the mechanical? Or I wont be able to do it anymore? I am going to ask the experts of course but I respect the input from this crowd as well.