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Post op care for aortic valve surgery. Pre op suggestions as well.

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newarrior

Have mild AS live in Thailand
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How does this work if we are single, no one to help us post op, no friends we can count on, family, partner, live alone etc ? Do I need to hire help ?
How does one get through post op alone ? Is this possible ?
I have a housecleaner that comes in every 2-3 weeks.
Tiny condo 300 square feet to easy to get around.
I live in Thailand.
Small studio condo.... Don't drive don't work...Good public transport...7th floor, elevator....
Small grocery store and vending machines along with laundry and water machines on site..
I typically shop daily at local grocery stores. Have a couch a bed,,kitchen outside on balcony...
Eat a strict vegan diet minimal prep except boil some things..
Small fridge about 1/2 to 2/3 size..Tiny freezer....
Surgery may not be for years.....Just getting prepped....

Thanks
 

Superman

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Honestly, your living situation sounds perfect for solo recovery. Only thing I would suggest is a decent recliner and a bed that’s easy to get out of. They’ll teach you how to get out of bed in the hospital. I noticed the other day that I still do it.

Get yourself stocked with a couple weeks groceries. Make some meals and freeze in advance. Make sure you have transportation to follow ups. Sounds like you have good public transportation available. I had a neighbor give me a ride when my wife was working and the kids were in school.

Honestly, by the time you leave the hospital you’ll be walking laps in the halls. The made sure I could get up a flight of stairs on my own. You won’t be a paraplegic.
 

newarrior

Have mild AS live in Thailand
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Well I'm a fitness fanatic and a vegan so I'm in pretty good shape the surgery might not be for years by that time if I'm lucky maybe I'll have a girlfriend or I'll be in a larger place maybe I'll even be back in America.
 

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