4 weeks LVAD POST OPERATIONSat, 06/06/2020 - 1:27AM
Hello VAD family,
Just wanted to jump on really quick and make my first ever Vad post. My Husband is just 4 weeks post LVAD implant surgery. We have been living with CHF for about 5 years now, if he wanted to continue life the only option was LVAD surgery. I was prepared for a very difficult recovery as my husband's was incredibly sick. Yes, there were moments when we didn't think he would live through the recovery of the surgery. Everything started to fail, kidney's, liver, blood pressure was incredibly low, lost blood flow to his feet, toes, hands, and fingers. He had a total of 11 heart attacks and 3 Cardiac events, again he was so incredibly sick. His hospital stay was a bit longer than most, but...I'm over the moon grateful with his progress today. He is mostl certainly a fighter. Our Cardiac care team is amazing, I've walked this path with a great deal of faith, my Christian background is strong. Today he was able to do a 10 minute walk, something he has not been able to do in years. I just wanted to drop a quick thank you to this amazing community. Again, this is my first post, but everyone on this site had given me so much encouragement just by reading your messages...thank you, thank you, its amazing how a beautiful group of people that dont even know each other can share, good, bad, heart ache and blessings. We are honored to walk this journey with the LVAD community. Hubby is doing fantastic, he loves life, and feels such a beautiful purpose. Thank you all again, god willing my husband will continue to be the glue that keeps our family together, and maybe, just maybe he can help someone who is on the fence about receiving this life changing experience.
Much love and respect