LVAD NOT SO EASY, RECOVERY NOT SO FASTMon, 06/25/2012 - 3:54PM
i read your posting and I am sad that you have had this rough go of it. and that it continues. Some folks who responded to my original post were pissed that I dare to speak like that. And it can be very tough. If I can, tho not possible on rough days now three years post-op, I think about the wonderful people that I would not have lived to meet had I bailed on the LVAD impant or chosen not to have the surgery.
Does that get you through now? I believe it doesn't and won't until you can bring your husband home, out of the hospital. Then you can fatten him up and the two of you recuperate together from the emotioal turmoil you're going through now. That was so difficult for me, way more than the physical therapy and all.
For now, I offer you my prayers and thought and hope that you both pull through this ordeal. May it be a bonding shared experience. It did not work out that way for the woman who was my caregiver/partner.
I had pleural effusions-- fluid in my lungs that required several drainings. Please help give each other strength in these tough times.
I wish you the best, and my love and blessings on your journey. May you reach the goal, get the outcome, you desire. Please do NOT give up