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Tracy Hodges Heart Hiccup

Tracy's aortic valve replacement

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Happy Wednesday!

   Happy Wednesday everyone! This will probably be my last blog... Everything is going great and I'm still healing. I have gone to Bronson Athletic Club 3 times for my cardiac ​rehab.(many people go for weeks) They  really have it together! There's always atleast one or more people watching you, your vitals, or just checking in on you. And whatever you want to ask, they either have the answer to or will find out for you. You start out slow and are constantly monitored. And there are 4 separate short classes for you if you choose to go. All are related to what you will deal with... exercise, well being, food and meds. I'm not on any daily meds so I was told I really didn't need to attend that one. I've had a few rehab people tell me to go just because it is soooo interesting!! Ok, that's next week I'll go to that one. Anyway, we have a treadmill in our basement I can use and I'm planning on going outside waking when it warms up.

   Acne is clearing up..Whoo hoo!! Really acne and face rash. Wow, that was not fun.

   And as I've been told from doctor's and other cardiac people, things change. Whatever bothered you at one time goes away, then something else bothers you. For a few weeks when I would wake up in the morning and get out of bed, my chest felt like it  was full of broken glass. That's the only way to explain it. Very bizarre and not a comfortable feeling. Needless to say I would SLOWLY get out of bed. Yea...That is subsiding!! (That lasted about 3-4 weeks!) People say it takes a whole year to be back to normal, whatever that is.....I'm sure it does. Many mornings when I'm getting ready in the am and catch a glimpse of my chest scar and I think...Wow, you had heart surgery!! Everything went so fast. And I also think about how lucky I am! Thank you for all your well wishes everyone!! I totally appreciate that!! And I look forward to coming back to work and being with you all and the fun energy of the salon!!(Truth...Kevin can't wait for me to get the heck out of the house!!) Hugs, Tracy

   

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