A week since discharged from hospital after MVR. Healing well in general. 14 days since the actual operation.
For example my breathing is much better and I can even sleep on my back. Although i hear the ticking sound of the mechanical valve it stopped bothering me after the first day.
INR levels playing up and the nurses said its normal as it could take weeks or even months for warfarin to settle down with our body. Luckily the anticoagulant clinic is only 10 mins away from me. Yesterday I had to go twice.
Today GP will call me as I was told to book the GP within 10 days of discharge to check the medicines I am on (he will stop some of them like omeprazole, codeine and laxatives I guess)
My only issue so far is that I had achilles heal problem before the op and it came back which affects my mobility. In both heals plus on one of my toe. Nurses yesterday said it could be related to gout. Never expected that. She says after surgery uric acid builds up and it comes up in knees and feet. I don’t know if any members had similar issues?
Overall I am recovering well and looking forward to my new life.