I am home!! Came home yesterday surgery was last Thursday. I feel pretty good but I do have a question hoping someone can answer. I am having a problem with food not tasting like it should and also not smelling like it should. Some people think it could be from the anesthesia. If someone else has had a similar problem please let me know.
Well 2 more days to go to my surgery, I have been keeping busy today with some house work and getting my bag packed for the hospital. I have so many feelings going on in my head today but I know I have to stay positive. Having my catheterization tomorrow and will be admitted right after for surgery at 8am on Thursday. I know that this has been hard on me but I know my husband is worried but tries to hide it to not upset me. We will be married 29 years in September and he is my rock. Wishing everyone who has an upcoming surgery all the best! Look forward to posting again once I am on the recovery side.
I'm having aortic valve replacement on May 28th but was also diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (thickening of heart muscle) Surgeon will be correcting the thickening along with the valve replacement. Just was curious if anyone was diagnosed with this as well as having a heart valve problem? Reason for my question is that I had an episode at my job on Friday I felt very hot and dizzy. I work at a school and had nurse take my blood pressure it was 197/97. sat for a little and pressure came down. I don't have blood pressure problems called surgeon they seemed to feel that it could have been from the thickening on the heart muscle. Been taking my blood pressure everything has been fine since.
Received a call from my surgeons office yesterday moving my surgery day from May 27th to May 28th. Im so stressed out now its been hard because I saw my surgeon in March and planned it for May because I work in a school and wanted to make it as far as I could till the end of the year. If I could have planned it again I would have chose to do it sooner. Waiting all this time has been very hard on me. I guess what can you do things happen.
Hi everyone, I just have a question I hope someone can answer it for me. I was given a choice at the hospital that is doing my surgery to either go with a wire closing or titanium plates. The plates are a clinical trial and 28 people at my hospital with my same condition have used them. The rep told me that around 300 people in the U.S. have also been involved in this trial. Just wanted to know if anyone chose the titanium plates or had read anything pro or con about them. Thanks again for all your help!!