Second Heart valve surgery
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|Mon, 11-24-2003 - 6:44pm|
Recovering from this 2nd surgery is much harder & I have had more problems. I recently had an ablation performed. I was feeling pretty good after the procedure, but today I had a bad day. My heart started beating really crazy & I got scared because my heart beating rapidly & lose of breath was why I had to have the ablation. All day today I've been walking around really slow, trying not to have my heart start beating fast. I was thinking about what could have caused my heart to start beating fast. I remember I was upset with my 4 year old son this morning, so I was stressed out. but other than that nothing else was out of the ordinary.
I feel like this is going to be a long recovery. I know it takes a year for the heart to totally heal after surgery, but it seems like I just keep having set backs. I know that God is healing my heart and I know I'll be back to normal. But walking around my office I keep thinking that something is going to happen that will send me back to the hospital.
Is there a reason the second surgery is so much harder to recover from than the first? This is starting to make me feel depress & wishing maybe I shouldn't have had the surgery. I know it's crazy talk because I'm not ready to die, but this recovery has me so scared.
Is this normal? Has anyone ever experienced what I'm going through?
I need some advice, encouragement or words of wisdom.