In September of this year, I decided to do my part to help my health bumps. Yesterday after dialysis I weighed out, took that number and subtracted it from the all time high from this year. I have dropped 40.76 lbs. I wish I could say I can do cartwheels but my wonky heart has hindered that. Still it will be good to see how I am after my coming valve replacement.
things have been hectic and a little nervewracking lately
I need my aortic valve replaced, surgery about the second week of January
last wee on Monday and Friday my hemodialysis chest line replaced, clotting problems.
I resume blood thinners tonight after an angiogram
angiogram today showed no artery blockages, my stent wide open as well
my aortic valve needs replacement
I am experiencing shortness of breath after basic exertion
my walkind distance before I have to stop to catch my breath down to about 30 feet
this morning to get from the hospital entrance to the cardiac short stay unit for the angiogram, I needed to borrow a wheelchair.
I am working with my limitations of walking distance. I am hopeful that the valve replacement will improve my quality of life. Better blood flow should mean greater walking range. i am told a mechanical valve can last up to ten years. I believe that the valve fix will put me back on the tramsplant list. I got the call for a donated kidney for transplant at the beginning of October but had to turn it down. I expect 2015 to be a wonderful year.