richking53
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richking53, January 23,  2019  12:57pm EST

doing great 18 months post-op after open-heart surgery

I had surgery to replace my aortic valve plus cox-maze III procedure for afib in August 2017. This was a full sternotomy. Lots of challenges first few months including persistent case of pleural effusion (fluid around lungs). But I'm doing great now and want to encourage anyone struggling that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I'm chronicling the details at https://bionicoldguy.com. The bionic refers to the valve plus 2 previous hip replacements

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  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, January 23,  2019  8:19pm EST

    Hi Rich,

    Excellent news! It's great to hear your recovery has improved and you're on your way to good heart health!

    All the best!

    Jim

  • yarn007
    yarn007, January 24,  2019  11:04pm EST

    Welcome to the site!   It is always so nice to hear when people are doing well.   Will be interested to read all your details.   Thank you for sharing.

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