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    Heart: A History - A good read for us Valvers

    This is so interesting. I have been feeling stupid for lack of a better term since my surgery. I'm glad to see it might just be that I'm a pumphead LOL
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    T minus 12 days

    I would say after 2 weeks I was able to get out but I needed someone else to drive. I felt ok to drive but the Dr recommended I don't. I felt better every week but it still took me a while to feel normal again. I would say 2 months.
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    T minus 12 days

    Hi Kate, I was so scared about the tube down my throat! But I figured It wouldn't be in for too long. I have zero memory of that tube! The nurse told me that she asked if I wanted it taken out and I just waved her away lol. For me, the worst part was expecting to feel so much better as soon as...
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    Should I Stil Have Shortness Of Breath One Week Post Surgery?

    Yes, I feel I do best with lots of protein!
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    Should I Stil Have Shortness Of Breath One Week Post Surgery?

    Definitely feeling much better at 3 months post op! I have always battled my weight and I'm sure it will help me to lose a good bit of it! I'm a stress eater so I ate a lot pre and post surgery. I will do my best and hope to report back soon with some weight loss :-)
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    2nd Surgery coming Up

    I had my valve replaced on May 27th. First I was scheduled for May 3rd but insurance hadn't approved one test yet. Rescheduled for May 23rd. That was postponed due to the surgeon having a lot of emergency surgeries that day. Next up was May 24th. Nope, surgeon had personal issue and told me...
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    Should I Stil Have Shortness Of Breath One Week Post Surgery?

    Excellent explanations and advice! I really appreciate it! I am 57, about 210 lbs, no issues with blockages, and they did say my heart had enlarged because it was working so hard. I’m actually feeling a lot better today (day 8 post op). I will continue to do some walking in the house and follow...
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    Should I Stil Have Shortness Of Breath One Week Post Surgery?

    Thanks for your quick reply! I’ll be sure to fill out my bio. I could barely walk 30 ft prior to surgery. They said the valve was very bad. Thanks again 🙂
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    Should I Stil Have Shortness Of Breath One Week Post Surgery?

    Hi all! I had OHS on Friday May 27th to replace My Aortic valve with a cow valve. They were supposed to repair my leaky mitral valve but it starting working fine after the aorta was replaced. The only symptoms I had prior to diagnosis were tiredness and SOB when doing any minor activity like...
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