Civita Fahey, can you believe this time a year ago, I was preparing in Bradenton, FL and you in Boston, MA for Aortic Valve Replacement?!! In many ways it seems a very short year!! I hope you are still doing well! I am posting to mark the end of a year of recovery and to express gratitude for being medication free and for being back to 5 days a week of CardioFlex, Zumba, and gym workouts...My happiness!!! I have a question for Catherine DeWitt, RN and Anyone with personal experience on this....My 48 year old son had a 5.5 cm ascending aortic aneurysm repair and aortic valve replacement 12.18.2017...Yes, we both had OHS in 2017...that still amazes us...he is feeling defeated right now because his BP has been high...164/100 etc...it is usually high when he wakes up...it comes down to 128/83 etc, after exercise...he has a good relationship with Primary Care MD so went to him and he put him on 25 mg Metropolol 1 x daily and Clonidine if he has beer or too much junk food sodium on wkends.....with the Metropolol his BP tonight was 150/83, he texted me...He is of course concerned...mainly about stroke....He is very disappointed to have had everything repaired but have high blood pressure...Any advice I can share with him from you is appreciated...Thank you, Terrie🦋
The Guest House
This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
As an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they're a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice,
meet them at the door laughing,
and invite them in.
Be grateful for whoever comes,
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
Once I invite family and friends to use the Guestbook to leave greetings, do they have to sign in to comment on Guestbook? Is Guestbook where I or my designated poster keep my interested parties updated? Thank you💟
New here today...is this where I post questions? Aortic valve replacement 4/24/17. I am having anxiety re: 20lbs weight gain during surgery, mental effects from heart being stopped and heart lung pump + AFib after surgery when I have none now...post surgery meds. when I am on NONE now...it seems only a deranged person would submit to this...I am 68 and feel 30 right now...Thank you for your honest input from your experience...I realize we all will have an individual experience...I am having a difficult time making sense of this all😕