Search results

Help Support ValveReplacement.org:

  1. B

    Need advice...non-heart related

    Hello fellow valvers. First let me apologize as this is probably not the place to post this, but I have a great deal of respect for your opinions. My son is 15. I have had a hard time with him in the past 12 months or so with problems around honesty. I realize he is 15 and some of this is of...
  2. B

    2nd surgery possibility-ECHO results

    Here are my Echo results. I've been told that a second surgery is likely in the next 12 months. I'm no doctor and I realize no one else here is either. Just looking for an insight. What questions should I be asking? This is worse than I had anticipated. Thank you in advance, Phil...
  3. B

    Post surgery Depression

    Hello gang. I'm 8 years into my tissue valve and recently learned that I'm likely headed for a second surgery, possibly within the next 12 months. I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. I did notice a decrease in my overall temperament after my surgery and was somewhat...
  4. B

    Craving Spice Post Op?

    OK I wasn't sure were to post this, either here or Post Surgery...anyone out there crave really spicy food after surgery? I'm 4 days shy of 4 months post op. As soon as I regained my appetite I noticed that everything I ate was bland. Is it the meds? I ‘m ½ Irish and ½ Swedish, not the...
  5. B

    1st run post op

    OK, I ran for the first time in cardiac rehab yesterday, it was hell. I ran a 12-minute mile pace for about 5 minutes and was whipped. I ran out doors today with my fancy new GPS heart monitor. I ran/walked 2.18 miles in 32 min 15 sec. I found that I could only run about .25 miles before I...
  6. B

    INR is all over the map...?

    Hi folks. I'm 4 weeks post op yesterday. I opted for a tissue valve as I also have Crohn's Disease. My doc wants me on coumadin for 3 months to help the healing and reduce stress on my heart. I had a hard time getting to 2.5. I have a lab within walking distance and have been getting...
  7. B

    Day 21 Post Op Update

    Well I have to say this has been an amazing ride so far! I'm now 21 days post OHS (Aortic Valve and Root replacement). I feel guilty for feeling so good. My only complaints are my back pain and being restricted in my rehab (cannot run or join the formal cardiac rehab program). Seven more...
Top