There is nothing more powerful than a woman with an open heart… — So says the magnet on my refrigerator This magnet has been hanging on the front of our refrigerator for years. It pictures a woman in reverse plank – a heart-opening pose – and was given to me as an homage to my… Read more
It has been nearly eight weeks since I had open heart surgery. I’m nearly 2/3 of the way through my official disability/recovery period. I’ve been to my post-op follow-up with cardiology, and met with the physical therapist to review my progress and set goals for the second half of my recovery. The incisions from my… Read more
As you may have picked up, my recovery from open heart surgery is multi-faceted. There is pain management, incision care and healing, pulse and blood pressure monitoring, (anti-)coagulation and blood density, recovery from anesthesia, sternal precautions and healing, nutrition and digestion, lung health and breathing capacity, resumption of cardio activity and fitness level, medication management… Read more
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