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Old 12-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #1
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Recovery time for open heart surgery

Hello, I just had an open heart surgery on 11/21/12 for ASD repair. The surgery itself was a success; however, when the breathing tube is pulled out, I threw up and accidentally swallowed my own vomit. My lung immediately collapsed. I had to stick with the breathing tube for additional 6 days. After a total of 9 days in the hospital, I finally returned home. It's been 12 days since I returned home, my neck, arms and back are feeling sore and when I inhale, my lung kind of hurts. Does anyone know how long it will take to recovery? Thanks!

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