Had my aortic valve replaced on December 4th, and was just cleared this week to resume driving.
I have been walking around the block and getting back into small household chores. I was told 30 plus years ago that if I lived long enough I would need to have the valve replaced. The first valve was found to be leaking so they wheeled me back in for try number two. Luckily I was still under anesthesia and knew nothing of the problem.
I start cardiac rehab on Feb 5th.. three times per week. The surgeon told me I would get more
out of walking and riding my bike, but I want some adult medical supervision at first to make sure everything is working. I have not been on the bike since last May, so I am looking forward to getting back on it.
I will be 68 in early April, and figure I can ride my age in furlongs by then!
Anyone else out there have AVR? By the way, I now have a 21mm Carpentier-Edwards bioprosthetic aortic valve (pig valve). I feel at least ten years younger and hope that translates to more fun on the bike.
Thanks, and I will post up when I actually get to ride again.