Worried/ScaredHi. I'm 51 and have been waiting 16 years for either my anyersym or my valve to fail. The aortic valve has finally hit severe, .80. I have an appointment in 3 days to see a surgeon. Haven't met with one since my anyersym was firs detected. That guy just said he wasn't going to fix it and left. No explaination. Now I know it was because it wasn't big enough.
Other than my husband and service dog, I have no family within 8 hours or so of San Antonio. Our kids are in no position to come help or even visit. Out side of the people we know in Scouting, I know no one.
I'm worried about how I will handle the pain. I have a very high tolerance to pain, but when that is hit, I'm a mess. I also have a high tolerance to meds. I'm also worried about after I get home. My husband works for the Air Force, GS job. He can't take every day I may need off because of his job,
Not sure how to get ready. I know I am slowing down quickly. I sometimes get these little jabs in my chest, I'd almost say like a stab but differently not that painful. My legs swell occasionally. I'm sure there is more.
Can anyone who has been through a OHS give some advise? I hope the acending and arch anyersym will be fixed at the same time.