Update on my condition

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Update on my condition

Post by Heartbroke » December 31st, 2017, 11:27 am

Hi everyone it's been awhile so I will give a update Nov 27 I woke up feeling bad I knew my heart rate was up so I called 911 well when I got in the ambulance my heart rate was 160 so they took me to my local hospital I stayed there for 5 hrs nothing they did could get it down so at 2 pm that day they took me to Emory saint Joseph's in atlanta I was immediately put in ccu at 7 pm they finally got my heart to drop after a bolus of lowpressore 5 drs came in to see me the next morning my electrophysiologist first the afib came back he said I may have to have another ablasion. Well my cardiologist and a thoracic heart surgeon came in an hour later and told me I had six to twelve weeks to live without surgery so Dec 5 I had open heart surgery to put in a lvad I did great during surgery I'm still in alot of pain but the lvad has has been a blessing! I have the heart ware 3 in me with it I have no heartbeat. If anyone has questions about lvads or what it's like to have one feel free to ask and it's doing 99 percent of my heart function so now only 1 percent of my heart is actually working it's been a life saver and yes I still have my pacemaker and diffibrillator. dancehearts

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Re: Update on my condition

Post by KansasAl » December 31st, 2017, 2:11 pm

Good for you! You seem to have a good attitude about it all. I know you've had it beaten into your head about driveline care. Believe it. I had a driveline sticking out for 4.5 years and you can't slack off on your dressing changes. Infection is your worst nightmare now. Other than that, live long and live well.

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Re: Update on my condition

Post by freckles1880 » December 31st, 2017, 4:43 pm

wowwow You have had a wild past two months. It looks like they now have your heart under control. I pray that things will get better now and you can get back to your normal.

Please do keep us up on how things are going.


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Re: Update on my condition

Post by DebW » December 31st, 2017, 7:42 pm

Happy to hear you are doing better!!! Sending hugs and good vibes your way
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Re: Update on my condition

Post by blueraider » January 2nd, 2018, 8:11 pm

So thankful surgery did well. I’m sure you will do well with the LVad as it seems you’ve got a positive outlook and that does more for recovery than anything. Keep us posted and know we are praying for the best outcome.

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Re: Update on my condition

Post by ROBO Pop » January 3rd, 2018, 2:05 pm

Great to hear you are doing well and on the road to recovery. As KrazyAl szid infection is the critical issue so stay on top of things. Good luck
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