Well I am thru surgery and to be released from the hospital tomorrow! Dr Svensson said my aortic root replacement and valve repair went exactly as expected. I am recovering well. The first couple days post op were intense. I can't even say whether it was better or worse than I expected because I didn't know what to expect. By day 3 I was getting slightly mobile and feeling generally better, with much less pain. Today I am 4 days post op and I can do most basic activities: shower, brush teeth, walk, go to the bathroom without much pain. Of course, I get exhausted very easily. I am very optimistic that the recovery will be smooth. The boredom, fatigue and loneliness will have its own set of challenges. But I got through the last few days, I will get through the next few weeks/months as well.
I cannot say enough good things about
Dr Svensson, his team, the nurses and the clerical staff at Cleveland Clinic. Every person I met was so professional, knowledgable and punctual even! I had 3 days worth of tests, scans, appointments... Not one ran behind schedule.
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