Open heart surgery

Open heart surgery

New to page I have to have my aortic valve replaced have to have open heart surgery at st vincents hospital melbourne and Im very scared by myself as my husband died 2 years ago wanting to talk to anyone about this snd recovery

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

After surgery , the nurse came to my house. A good 2-3 weeks. And little by little, things get easier...its takes time. Im post 4 months...still alittle sore, Im in cardio rehab. So thats helping too. Your body will let u know your limits, but one day at a time. Take care....best of luck to you ❤👍you've got this

posted about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had my aortic and mitral valves replaced 2 years ago,, take it very easy for the 1st six weeks and after that if you can go for short walks..I am recovering well ,do rehab if it is offerd I found it a great help..best of luck.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Yes I was told that now they think a tissue valve will last as long as a mechanical one im 62 my valve is biased so have to have open heart wish it was not but thats the only way

posted about 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had triple bypass and mitral valve replacement 5/10/17. hosp. 6 days also. I was scared to death too...the inside healing takes time. Im going to cardio rehab 3 days a week. Your body will let u knw , little by little, what you can and cant do. My chest is sensitive and sore but Ive come a long way....positive vibes to you. Al9ng with restrictions from your dr. Other than that I feel great. 😊 Cooper Hospital in Camden Nj . Surgeon...Dr Rosenbloom...

posted over 2 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I was scared too. My son convinced me that because of the degree of blockages without it I would not have survived without CABG. I went home 4 days after surgery.I took my heart pillow that was given to me wherever I went. I found the worst part was not being able to drive and needing help. I am very independent and didn't like needing help. I was 75 years old then and my family noticed how much more energy I had especially after rehab. Younger people in rehab were surprised how well I was doing. Believe me I am 100% glad I had the surgery. Good luck and try to be positive. I am sure you will do great. Make sure you accept help and take care of yourself. Sending good vibes your way. Keep us posted please.

posted 8 months ago
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