Hi littlebuger.I am new to the board and just read your post.i am gald you are feeling ok and will pray that you get stronger and stronger with each day.
I had a amplatzer occluder done in june it was done through the groin not open heart. i was in the hospital for about 3 days.and then went home .i had to take plavix for 3 months and a whole asprin. then in sept i was taken off the plavix and now take only 81 mg of asprin. i do find i have less headaches and the dizzness is gone pretty,and knock wood my heart rate seems to be stable it use to be fast before and i had a lot of pvc. and i aslo had high plum tenision in which on my last echo has clear up pretty much
I also just had fusion surgery done on the 17 of nov so am in quite a bit of pain.but for the most part i think the amplatzer has work. I don't mine telling you i still get a bit nervous when i get some discomfort in my chest and i have panic attack. which i am trying to deal with. but for the most part i think i am better,knock wood.
I sure hope that in time you find yourself getting better and better with everday.and please know my thoughts and prayers are with you