Hi everyone and you to Peter Lucy and I just got back from a 1 1/2 mile walk around Lakewood park and about half was up hill. We will be going out tomorrow if it doesn't rain too much. Remember baby steps Tom
Today I went to the Cleveland Clinic to see my heart Doctor for my check up after testing and all he said I was in great shape. He said I have norestrictions accept NO SNOW SHOVELING AT ALL other then that see me next January and take it slow , i'm 70so what's new. I'll keep in touch and good luck Peter from
Good evening everyone I haven't posted for awhile but feeling real good and just finished my 36 times at rehab they thought I did well and had some improvement, so now it's up to me to keep it up on my treadmill and long walks in the park. I want to lose enough weight to get rid of most of my pills. My heart doctor said no problum. See you later remember baby steps.Tom
Well sat. Afternoon I had this feeling in my chest around my incision like punching or little shocks, or loose wires. Talked to the doctor Sunday he ..said might be cold weather but wants a cheat X-ray to be sure. My person at rehab said it could be the nerves growing. Let you know later what everyone says
Today was my first of many rehab visits and it wasn't to bad but I'm sure it will get tougher soon first day tread mill for 30min. Then biking for twenty five in, saw a bunch of strange machines around the room but I guess it's baby steps. That's about all for now I'm going to look around and see if I can find a book like we all read only for liver transplants my good friends wife just had one and he's going to need all the help he can get. See you soon Tom
Good evening all my doctor told me to do three ten min. Walks a daywell today I was going a little bit more and looked ahead it was all down hill so I walked 3/4of a mile in twenty five not bad but I think I'll keep it there for a bit. KEEP WALKING untel you can ride your bike.Tom
Hi everyone just got back from my third ten min. walk in time to go into the train room and turn on the Browns game and cleaning off my desk. I have been feeling real good but to remember baby steps. I think by Friday I'll be into a little longer walk add five min. Have a good night .Tom
Four weeks out today and went back to see R Johnson about a clicking in my chest after my aortic replacement and said not to worry after x Ray everything is great hearts beating good and lungs are clear, just keep walking, no lifting and be careful and try not to sleep on my side if I can. We have another meeting in four weeks. Dr
Jab or. (Heart dr) next week for a couple tests. Just letting you all know Tom
Hello to all my friends, just a question if you don't mind. Has anyone had a click you can feel in your upper chest when you breath deep mine started a couple days ago. Going in to see the doctor wed. It's just once and awhile. See you soon. Tom
This is starting my third week home and have gone back for one checkup and passed got rid of my gout and finished with some pills . Been going for walks almost four times a day and can sleep on the second floor. Steps were vary important to me because I'm really into HO model railroading and the Elk River Logging R.R.. Is in the basement. Lucy wants me upstairs so I can go get things and bring them up. Just like a kid. Will be going to the heart doctor. In a couple weeks for testing and to see how I'm doing. HOPE EVERYONE IS FEELING AS GOOD AS I AM Write you all later my glue's drying Tom
Good evening everyone been out of the hospital almost a week with only one minor problem besides a new valve I brought home a case of gout in my wrist. Will be ok as soon as I can take some drugs the won't affect my heart or anything else. For now just watching my diet and keeping up with my walks. Have a good weekend .Tom
Good morning EVERYONE this is the first day out of the clinic and the suns out. Today I'm starting over with my life and eating in future posts. Right now I just want to thank everyone ending things in I'll be in touch soon Tom
Tom's daughter Lisa again. So happy that my father is home and on his way to recovery! It's been a long week for us but it does not compare to the week he has been through. I'd like to thank all of my friends, family and clients for all of your prayers and support. A BIG thank you to Dr. Wael Jaber for being the wonderful doctor that you are! Dr. Douglas Johnston for fixing my Dad's ❤ and all the nursing staff on J5-3 at the Cleveland Clinic. We really appreciate everything that you do! I also wanted to thank you all on this site for the your guidance, advice and support! You have all been so wonderful!
Well, hopefully this will be the last post I make for my father. I told him tonight when I left that tomorrow he will be leaving his post:)
The night leading into this morning was not good. Basically......DRUGS SUCK! Well, narcotics do anyway. Throughout the night and a good part of the morning, my dad was someplace else. They removed the strong pain meds and a few hours later, my dad was back. At times there is a bit of fog which is expected from the mixture of anesthesia and drugs. His doctor said it takes 3-6 months to fully leave the body in older adults.
On the bright side, by the end of the day he walked down the hallway three times, does not complain doing his spirometer and his pain level has been moderate. I'm hoping he has a great night and tomorrow will be one day closer to recovery. Good night all, take care ❤️.
Hi Heart Family,
Tom's daughter Lisa again with a report. Today looked promising, his doctor sent me a text photo of my dad to me from ICU and he looked good. When my mother and I arrived, he had really great color, sounded much better than surgery day but was still really sleepy and complained about pain. When they stabelized his BP, they moved him to a step down room where he got more rest but had nausea from time to time. as the day progressed, he would wake up confused and disorientated at times and other times his self? All that medication is doing crazy things. I wish I could wave a magical wand and make things all better. My mother is going to stay with him tonight so I feel good about that. My mother keeps making him do the spirometer so I'm not sure he's going to want us to be there much, lol. Till tomorrow, good night heart friends💗.
Hello Heart Family, Tom McInerney's daughter here with a new report. It's been a LONG day! We were up at 4am, at the hospital by 5:15. Surgery started at 8:30 and we spoke to the surgeon at 1:00. All went well with the valve replacement, YEAH! they ended up having to replace the root of his aorta due to calcium buildup so he has two incisions rather than one. 4:45 we finally got to see him but he is still sleeping and has his breathing tube in. We hope to be able to see him by 6:30 awake and without the tube. Thank you all for your prayers and keeping him in your thoughts, we really appreciate it. Also thinking of Julie and Larry today and hope things went well for them.
Good morning heart family,
This is Tom McInerney's daughter Lisa. Picked up my parents bright and early (4:45 yikes) and arrived at the Cleveland Clinic by 5:15! They just took him up for surgery 7am and right on time. I'll report back once he's all done getting his new valve. Keeping Julie and Larry in my thoughts today as well as they have their procedures. Patiently waiting for good news from all!
Well the Cleveland Clinic called yesterday afternoon and want us there at 5:30 and said they should be ready by 6:30. My poor wife Lucy will have to get up at 4:15 to be ready on time. That's all for now. Tom
I was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis and am due to have my valve replaced on June 22nd at the Cleveland Clinic. The last three weeks I've been getting ready for my surgery. I started with my dental check up, followed by a cardiac catheterization which I was told I have the
arteries of a 20 year old. They are nice and clear so no bypass😃. I am finishing up with my last round of tests this week and consult with my
surgeon. I'm anxious to get this done so I can start my recovery.