- Jul 22, 2021
I underwent AVR on September 29th. I'm the proud new owner of an On-x aortic valve. Boy is it a noisy little thing. Any thoughts?
welcome to the clubBoy is it a noisy little thing. Any thoughts?
this reminds me of the Buddist jokebecoming one with it.
Great Buddhist Joke (am sharing with my sangha). It actually has at least a second layer joke, which is the make me "One-with-Everything" level. Tends to take at least one lifetime for that to evolve, lolthis reminds me of the Buddist joke
Guy goes into a Buddhist hamburger joint and looks at the menu, eventually says to the guy "can you make me one with everything?"
The cook looks at him flatly for a moment and says "sure, that'll be 20 bucks"
The cook makes him the burger and the guy hands over a 50 and the cook just puts it in the till and goes back to working on other things. The guy complains and says, "hey, where's my change buddy!"
The cook looks at him and says "well you should know, change comes from within"
btw, remember these?
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but its a matter of mind over matter. At its nub its an interesting question of psychology. I personally believe every human has the capacity for coping with change. However I see that some people appear to choose to not cope. Such changes are often forced upon us; for instance our cosy home lives can be interrupted by the unexpected appearance of noisy things which scream when they want attention and don't sleep properly for the first year or so. People often say "I can't wait for things to get back to normal" ... well that never really happens does it ;-)Mine sure is a noisy bugger and really got to me on more than one occasion. I am starting to accept it more. I pretty much seem to always hear it but it doesn’t bother me as much already.
While this may not seem helpful, but maybe it won't. Mine shakes me less than it did in the first year, but I'm 10 years in now with this valve. I believe one needs to think in these time scales, because (all things being equal) this part(ner) lasts a lifetime ;-)I had my on-x put in 4 months ago and I could swear it’s not getting any quieter
interestingly as a kid I learned about biofeedback and wished I could have one to help my meditation by hearing my heart beat.to adjust to having your own personal tell-tale heart, a therapist is always a great option.
LOL I’ve had almost the exact same experience more than once when I started just s few months after my surgery. None of my coworkers knew anything about my surgery. Leaning over someone’s computer once to explain something, they said, “wow, your watch is loud!” It took me a second to even understand… Then I replied, “that’s not my watch ticking, that’s my heart.” My coworker was in shock and didn’t know how to comprehend what I said! LOLIt ticked. It was enough where I was asked about my loud watch during a test in college.