Hello to my fellow heart valve bros and sisters. Haven't posted since Nov, but I have been keeping up on my viewing. So great seeing all the successful recoveries and hear about how you all are doing! Thank you for sharing. As for me back into full swing of life. The Lord has truly blessed me. i have been at work full time for 4 1/2 months at my job as a heavy duty mechanic. Also back in the gym. So those who are facing surgery or just came through , be encouraged! Recovery will be quicker then you think. It's quite amazing how much better I feel . I'm so great full for my surgery. I am feeling great and am gaining back my weight that I lost from the surgery, though slower than I hoped. It still such a privilege to wake each day knowing by God's grace i was given a new valve! So to all who are struggling, as hard as it is now, it will be worth it! I love how my stamina has improved 10 fold in physical activity , funny thing I did even know there was a problem until a few weeks before my surgery. you too will be amazed. Thanks for taking time to read my blurb. I pray for each that is going, has had and is on the road to recovery! God bless you all.
Hello everyone. Haven't posted in a month but have been reading everyones posts regularly. It such a great thing to see so many awesome recoverys! Our Lord really is for us! I've started back to work 6 weeks after my surgery. Back to pulling wrenches on big equipment. It's hard to believe that I have a new valve and have been through such an amazing journey. As far as work , I have lost alot of weight and muscle condition and it takes what seems like alot of effort to loosen bolts and handle a 36" pipewrench. And at night I am sore. But generally it's amazing how great I feel. Everyday I thank our Savior for his healing and grace he has given me. I really consider this surgery as a second chance in my life. I did have a couple hang ups while on my recovery path. I had a small clot in my leg , luckily it didn't go deep vien and was gone rather quickly. Also had a low grade fever that hit me every night for 5 weeks. Lasted an hour or so then back to normal. Found out I had a staph infection in my incision and after a 8 days of antibiotics the fever and incision have both seem to clear up. I am starting cadio rehap on Nov 28. Looking forward to this! Hopefully will be back in the gym lifting in a couple more weeks. I guessing my body will let me know.
To all who are facing surgery or just on the other side. Be encouraged and strong in spirit. There are emotional times ahead. With good and bad days. It's by grace that you are where your at and our Lord will not fail you. Also take time to read the stories of the people on this awesome site! They will encourage you when you feel down, help calm the fear when it trys to overwhelm, and you will find others who know exactly where you are at in any given moment!
God bless all who are here!
First. Its great to be able to read others struggles and successes ! Congrats to all of us who have made it this far.
Still struggling with low grade fever every night about 9-10pm. Also now have a small clot in my left leg so that had kinda grounded my walking program. Apparently its not a deep vein so Im assuming that's a good thing. As far as the issue goes. Its deffently a bummer that's for sure. I am happy ro hear of all you that are cruising along on recovery great and feel your frustrarion to all who are having set backs. No matter where your at in this journey , always remember the Lord is for you and not against you !! Thank you to all that ad advise and you situation. It really does help
to deal with stuff. God bless Adam for giving usba place to do vent !
Hi everyone. Just wondering if anyone else is hit with low grade fever (99.9-101) that seems to hit in late evening after lots of walking or movement. Last time was Friday after 20min on treadmill, now it happen today after a few hrs doing errons . Last time my fever broke on way to town still went through a bunch of test and they found nothing .This one I'm going wait it out awhile. Please let me know any experiences you may have had.
Well it's 4am. And another restful night.Lol. I'm sure this has been asked , but it's 4am. I'm way to tired to search.... has anyone else had your chest click when you move your arms? Mine makes a noise and small movement. They said its not major and should go away. What heppen in your case ? Thanks and God bless !
Tomorrow is the day.
To all who are about to have surgery , may the Lord bless the surgeons hands and grant you a speedy , uneventful recovery. This is my prayer for myself and all that are going for surgery.