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8 weeks post op check up for AVR

Just back home from Glenfield Hospital and 8 weeks following my operation on my aorta valve I have been discharged from the clinic.

My sternum has healed ok and everything is on track. I will still take it easy for another 3 weeks but basically I can start doing activities again including my walking football.

I am so pleased how my recovery has gone and it shows with a positive attitude what can be achieved. I know a lot of people don't recover quickly. But anyone waiting to have this operation, don't be afraid and stay positive ❤

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Glad things are going well! Even in another three weeks take it carefully on lifting. I cannot seem to get any guidelines but the last thing is OHS patients need is a sternum instability!

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Thanks Michael, I had set myself goals to reach during recovery and I will mostly stick to them. As you say best to be careful and not over do it. I'm just thankful that I will be getting slowly back to normality ❤

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I went back to work, on ease-back, 12 weeks after my op. As Michael has said, just be careful about lifting anything. My colleagues were great and wouldn’t let me lift more than a ream of paper for weeks after I went back. Sounds like you’re doing everything right though.

I’m hoping not to have to go to Glenfields again, two ops was plenty, although the staff there were great.

Wendy

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Thanks Fredders pleased you are doing well my friend. I won't be doing anything to risk undoing all the good work but I'm looking forward to easing my way back to normality . One operation is enough for me . Take care ❤

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Another milestone passed with flying colours - well done sir! Good to know everything is on plan and you can work on your fitness and stamina. You will, I hope, be amazed at how much more you will be able to do without any of the old symptoms.

Enjoy!

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Thanks Ian I'm still going to stick to my plan and take it slowly but I'm really happy how my recovery has gone

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Great news and so pleased for you

After six week review, I started once a week physio for 10 sessions (as near as compulsory in Scotland) and it was excellent in that I gained confidence and met others at different stages of recovery (rolling classes)

What with your walking football and daily exercise, then you will be doing fine

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Thanks alheart, so glad you are also doing well, I have an appointment for rehab which I've been told will increase my upper body strength. So I'm looking forward to that.

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Great to hear! That’s a great tonic - I’m just 4 days from AVR!!! Thanks for posting and hope you feel even better in a few weeks.

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Thanks Alison and best wishes for your operation. My surgeon told me " if I am positive I will heal quicker " I kept those words in my head . Good luck

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Glad to hear it's all gone pretty smoothly for you meashamfox. I'm also due, probably mid-next month, so what you say is reassuring! Hope you continue to make progress. Nic

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Thanks Nic, I had been waiting almost 3 years knowing i had to have the op. My mind was in a state but when it was finally here I decided to go with the flow and be positive. I'm sure the positive helped me . Best wishes for your operation Nic. Stay positive and you will be fine. If I can help with any questions or advice please let me know. Alan ❤

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