Monday, January 21, 2019
Living with Quintriple Heart Surgery
Last Post 8/18/2017 2:47 AM by MarciaJohn. 6 Replies.
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JR Posts:17
5/12/2010 12:15 PM
It was never going to happen to me. I was active and healthy. The discovery of my heart disease was by accident. I was being examined for something else and the next thing I know I am on my way to a cardiac surgeon. In a matter of a few days I had quintriple surgery. I have never bounced back. I am always short of breath and can't walk as far as I use to be able to. This limitation is depressing.
DD Posts:14
5/18/2010 12:00 PM
My husband was never still for very long either. After his heart surgery he thought he was going to return to the same pace he always kept. He does do most of the activities he once enjoyed, including cutting wood, hunting, fishing. He does however, have to limit the amount of time he spends on the physical labor side. He works at something for a short period of time, then takes a relaxing break and comes back to it when he can. He just can't do these things at the same speed he once did.
Sam Posts:18
3/1/2011 12:10 PM
Just wondering how you are doing now. I went through heart surgery last fall and have spent this winter like a caged animal. I want to encourage you to take small steps. Each day push yourself a little further. My doctor said to walk, so each day, weather permitting, I would walk a little further, even if it is just a few steps. Bouncing back is a hard process but don't give up. The more you are able to do the better you will feel.
Cat Posts:11
10/13/2011 10:24 AM
Dad was very good about getting his exercise in after his by pass surgery. He is really doing well now and stays active. He jokes that he has not felt this good since his youth. I love to see him enjoying his retirement. I think sometimes life is what we have made of it and when we put forth the effort, the rewards are so gratifying.
Betty Posts:10
3/1/2012 3:35 PM
Our neighbor just went through heart surgery and he is not recovering as fast as he thinks he should. We tried to explain that this was a major surgery and that it is going to take a long time until he is able to do all of the things he wants to do. It is important for his to do all the therapy he can and keep walking every day. Recovery doesn't happen overnight or in a couple weeks time. Be patient.
Jonzie Posts:3
7/26/2013 11:22 AM
my grandfather just discovered that he has to undergo bypass surgery and I dread the fact that they have to stop his heart and let a machine do that function for him. It appears that this is not the bigger issue. Thanks.
MarciaJohn Posts:2
8/18/2017 2:47 AM
My grandmother went through a heart surgery recently. She is doing fine even though the recovery is slow.
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