Oct 27
nathpt
nathpt , Posted on SUPPORT NETWORK Blog

Mechanical Aortic Valve Surgery

My name is Nathan, I was diagnosed with endocarditis ( bacteria infection of the heart). I had to have emergency open heart surgery 05/07/2013. I was in the hospital for 6 days.Recovery was long and slow, IV therapy at home for 10 weeks with a visiting nurse 3 days a week.I still have weird feeling in chest and I had to get use to ticking sound of my mechanical aortic valve - I made it with my family,friends and God. Take one day at a time and or seek psychological therapy and or spiritual therapy (which every one fits your needs).My infection was cost by streptococcus (source unknown).
1 Comment
  • Carilee49
    Carilee49,
    My heart and my prayers go out to you, Nathan. It's very brave of you to share your story and let others know that not only can you go on after something this horrendous, but that God walks beside you when you do. It will be my constant prayer that you continue to do well with this valve. That had to be very stressful to go through, but at least you're here to share your experience. And that's very good! God bless you always!
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