Mitral Regurgitation, Joined January 12, 2022
Joined January 12, 2022
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Dr. Khan is a leading heart valve surgeon having performed over 3,000 heart valve repair and replacement operations during his career.
Only remaining 'symptoms' are: (1) as a side sleeper, its a bit uncomfortable on my left side, (2) sneeze feels different from the inside mid-incision area - not painful, (3) skin pulls a little occasionally near front center of collarbone and (4) I feel slightest sensation when doing a lot of pushups or bench press type exercise. None of these things are even 1 on a 10 point pain scale, but noticeable.
But your doing really good!! Hang in there, and stick with the workouts!!
Alex, I did have sternotomy. Surgeon said it would take ~5 weeks to 80%, but 6 months+ for ~100%. I'm 50 years old and healthy otherwise, so that probably helped. I was very deliberate with prescribed stretching and walking from day 1 trying to do more than guided. When I had full range of motion, I started adding 3lb dumbbells, etc. I was golfing at 10 weeks with no pain during or after. Tennis similarly. I was cleared for wakeboarding after 12 weeks, which I did but took it easy so minimal risk for crash. Sternotomy was one of my big fears, but completely behind me now other than mental thought of hoping to never disturb wires!