“Surviving heart disease is a journey, and knowledge can help. But, there is so much we don’t know before we have to face it. Here are some of my thoughts.” Five things I wish I knew before my heart valve procedure…
More information about the potential side effects after surgery, such as anemia, shortness of breath and low endurance; these occurred after my open heart procedure and I’m still coping with symptoms 79 months post-op
Time frame for the recovery process…
How to cope with the physical limitations
How to prepare for the transition; post-surgery
More information about the medication I need to take
Five things I know now, after my heart valve replacement & two pacemaker surgeries:
Life goes on… but it is a process.
It’s very important to notify my cardiologist when I develop any new symptoms; I am so thankful for my doctor.
I must keep the lines of communication open with my family & friends about my recovery.
Focus on the positive; reach out, give back to the community: help others cope with heart-related issues.
Press through the low moments, take one day at a time and never, never give up.
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I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my story of triumph and healing at the “THE GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT (March 2016)) : a humanitarian festival, a movement, and a gathering that brings together humanitarians from all over the globe to learn, network, share, connect, and inspire.”
Celebrating National Eating Healthy Day and sharing community resources at First Watch ; Daytime Cafe; Snelville Ga.I ordered : two thin fruit crepes, wrapped around fresh fruit, topped with low-fat organic strawberry yogurt, served with a fresh baked muffin and homemade granola; healthy & delicious