4 weeks post surgery

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misselaines

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Hi Everyone,

My surgery was May 13; 10 hr surgery. Had an Aortic Arch Replacement, composite aortic root replacement (st. jude valve); reconstruction of left carotid and innominate arteries. I spent 9 days in ICU due to complications. I ended up with total heart block and needed a St. Jude pacemaker. Finally came home May 24. I'm glad to be home, can't wait for the healing process to be over, too.
 

Mentu

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ME, you didn't say how you are feeling now but I would hope that the worst is past. Remember walking is good and the more you can do the better you will feel. Are you planning on attending Cardiac Rehab? I have to tell you that I found it a very positive experience. It helped a lot to be around a group of other heart patients also recovering from surgery and the exercise itself gave me the confidence to be more active. Let us know how things are going.

Larry
 

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