Napersky on road to recovery
Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:52 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:10 PM
Sorry you had to go through heart surgery, but I'm sure that you will feel so much the better for it. Slow and steady wins the recovery race. The stars will wait for you till you're ready, I promise! Take care!
Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:59 PM
My dad had a quadruple bypass a couple of years ago and today he's feeling better then ever he says. You will too. Rest up. Wishing you many, many more years of splendid nights at the eyepiece and fun-filled days playing with these great toys of ours.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:29 AM
Debbie and I are praying for your health and heart. If we were closer we would be at your door. C&D (avepeople
Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:07 PM
Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:59 PM
Best wishes and a speedy recovery from the left coast.
Clear skies and apple pies!
Posted 30 January 2013 - 04:43 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 07:15 AM
Glad the surgery went well. Hope that you up and about soon and doing the things that you love the most.
Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:26 AM
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:18 PM
First I had a congential condition of 2 leaflets instead of the standard 3 in my aortic valve. Second Severe Aortic Stenosis. The pressure gradient was a 44, 40 being severe.
The Cardiologist said that I would need to retest every six monnths. The next test the presuure gradient rose to 48 and the test I had a few weeks ago showed accelerationn to a 59. Surgery and valve replacemennt was necessary immeidately, I was given 1 week to get my affairs in order.
The day before the surgery I had an angiogram which confirmed the aortic stenosis but revealed that my cornary arteries were "excellent" so no additional bypass surgeries were necessary. Thanks to 12 years of my mom's Cardiologist's care with Crestor and hight blood pressure medicine.
I am home now recovering, my cousins showing themseleves to be closer than brothers to me, as I have no siblings. I am only on one blood pressure medicine instead of the usual four and my blood pressure is excellent almost unbelievable.
The fluke failed EKG and subsequent diagnosis of aortic stennois and valve replacement saved my life I might not have lasted another 6 months.
I really should change my screen name to "Swine Heart" as I have a pigs valve now.
Wonderful to see the replies from all my online friennds.
My eyesight is really really bad as the high blood pressure from the stenosis burst blood vessels in my retina. However I expect all to return to normal after a course of treatment.
For a while there is no telescopes or lifting more than 5 lbs per arm. I am happy to be home.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:25 PM
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Posted 09 February 2013 - 08:55 PM
Take care of yourself! Don't dkip the meds and listen to the docs!
Posted 09 February 2013 - 09:33 PM
That is a hell of a journey to accept as an elective. Godspeed Mark.
Posted 09 February 2013 - 10:58 PM