... anyone or anyone's relative experienced the surgery. My mom is afraid that even if she survives the surgery, the recovery would be brutal. Without the surgery, she is constantly fatigued and unable to do too much.It's a very difficult situation. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks
At her age, it is very risky... especially, depending on her health and medical history. My father passed at 38 -from a ruptured aorta... I have an untrasound on mine every 3 years to make sure I am not developing one. Also, depening where the stenotic area is..the possibility of being paralized from that area down is a risk as well. Researh that topic in depth to be educated with risk/benefits and learn all you can
I had the surgery at age 59. It's a 5.5 hour surgery and a long recovery. The first two weeks you will need help getting up and you have to walk every day. Doctor says I'm doing great but I get tired easily. I'm doung cardio workout to get energy and heal faster. Must people feel great and stronger after couple of weeks after the surgery but that depends on her health condition. My friends father who was 80 and was going for the same surgery and last minute the doctors changed their mind. They said that he was to week. He passed away 3 months later. Then I met someone recently he is 80 years old and just had second valve replaced and two weeks after surgery he was out driving and back to normal life. Good luck with your mom
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