3 Weeks After Ohs Now. Recovery Is Hard Work!!I'm 19, had my second open heart op there 3 weeks ago. wow.. it is tough work, not the operation, its when you get home and have to start getting back into a routine. Thats what I am finding difficult anyway.
I was born with heart problems, when i was a week old i had an aortic suspension done and a few other things done to my heart that i honesty dont remeber the medical terms for. Anyway, had problems through my whole toddler years and teen years, but dealt with it all as it came. About 2/3 years ago i started to suffer serious breathing difficulties, chest pains, numbing sensation in my legs and arms when sitting for long periods of time, I couldnt walk long distances for id suffer from palpitations and breathlessness. so i went to my consultant, and after tons of tests they discovered a hole inside my heart that was getting bigger the longer it was left. They knew about it when i was a baby but thought nothing of it. they tried keyhole surgery to close it but discovered that the hole was much bigger than what the tests were saying. the tests were saying it was around 7mm big, but when they went in, they found it was 1.5inches. so open heart surgery was schedualed again!
what i want to know is how everyone deals with the recovery period? i was so young the first time i dont remember anything about it.
any comments will be greatly appriciated.
Irishmissy 18-21, F 3 Responses 0 Apr 4, 2011