dec 18, aortic value replaced, LAD bypass and fluid drained

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lakeside5
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   Posted 1/11/2015 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
On dec 18 had a tissue value placed for my aortic, LAD bypass and fluid drained. Until about jan 7 I remembered very little, still not much. Home x2 day fell had a seizure. I was unaware of any heart issues until 2 weeks prior to this. I have no energy (had more before) my chest is numb, just started having some feeling last 48 hrs. My kidneys are hurting now. I have seen a nurse practioner x1 and she told me memory thing not normal but nothing else. I just do not fill good. Not doing a bunch, should I be doing more?. Any suggestions would be so helpful.

jdiane
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   Posted 1/12/2015 6:07 PM (GMT 0)   
Was it suggested to start Cardiac Rehab? I too have had my valve replaced with a tissue valve, but my situation was very different. My condition was congenital and I was in very good shape going into the surgery and was running at 7 weeks post op.

However, my father had bypass surgery a few years ago and was in very poor shape. I got him into cardiac rehab following surgery, as it was a safe environment for him to begin to find healthy habits and find a routine that helped his cardiovascular health while being monitored.

The more active you are the fast you will heal. But sometimes that takes being in a safe environment and making sure you are not causing harm and someone is there to watch you and help keep you safe. Sounds like that would be a good option for you. It should be covered under your insurance and I know it def is under medicare (in the US).

As far as the numb chest, yes. The nerves were cut. I'm actually still numb along my scar. It took many months to begin getting the feeling back in the area. That's pretty common.

Also, my father did have some memory problems and personality changes following his bypass surgery. He did also have a heart attack though and a stroke the year before. But he doesn't really have many memories following the surgery or even rehab after.

Good luck!

lakeside5
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   Posted 1/12/2015 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to st lukes for my Surgey, that was dec 18, I was told that th err ir first opening is mid Feb. Should I just go some where else? That seems to long for me

jdiane
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   Posted 1/12/2015 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Only your doctor can tell you the time frame. My dad started cardiac rehab @ 2.5 months after his surgery. If you feel your ready to start sooner and your cardiologist thinks it's a good idea, I would shop around.
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