Suzette
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Suzette, December 7,  2018  2:36am EST

Surgery In A Few Hours

Hello Everyone,

It's 2:30 am and I cannot sleep because I will be having mitral valve repair in 3 hours.I'm trying to remain calm and not get stressed out. 

My surgery was supposed to be Dec3, but got pushed to Dec 7. 

I just want to thank you for your support and well wishes!

Suzette

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  • AmbassadorC
    AmbassadorC, December 7,  2018  8:03am EST

    Best wishes for a successful recovery Suzette, as the next time you read this your surgery will be behind you. 

    Keep on fighting with heart ❣️

  • d12345
    d12345, December 7,  2018  8:33am EST

    Good Luck Suzette!! Sending you positive thoughts all day!

    Deb

  • AmbassadorDN
    AmbassadorDN, December 9,  2018  1:44pm EST

    Hi, Suzette,

    Hoping that you are recovering nicely as I type this. Keep us posted when you are able and let us know how you are doing!

    To Heart and Soul Health,

    Ambassador DN

     

  • Suzette
    Suzette, December 16,  2018  6:41pm EST

    Thank you everyone for your well wishes! Surgery went well but the recoup is a little rougher than I expected. But I keep telling myself, " you had heart surgery." So I need to understand that!

    I think my biggest worry was stopping Lisinopril & hydrochlorothiazide ( which I guess is normal to stop post-op for a few weeks) and my Motoprolol was lowered significantly. I was retaining fluid so my cardiologist put me on Lasix which help immensely! He also told me to go back to full dose of Motoprolol since my HR is high.

    It's still high 90's - 100's. I have read fast HR is common post valve repair. Has anyone experienced this also?

    Again, millions of thanks and I hope to post more the stronger I get!

  • AmbassadorDN
    AmbassadorDN, December 16,  2018  7:28pm EST

    Glad your surgery went well! Yes, a high heart rate is common after surgery. My surgeon says it’s like working on your car’s engine and it’s running at high RPMs. Your heart rate will go down as your heart heals and “remodels” to accommodate a freshly working valve! 

    Keep us posted on your progress. Eat well, rest, and walk!

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