I had open heart surgery to replace the aortic valve and to trim an expanding aorta. The post surgery problems I have had included some very excruciating muscle spasms, back pain, sore ribs, sturnum and a sore diaphram. My surgery occured 6/29/2009 and the soreness in the ribs, back, sturnum, and diaphram still exist when I take a deep breath. I also, have this uncontrolled urge to take a deep breath, as when one yawns, or sighs. It is as if my body wants to streach the chest cavity. Sort of a self healing body process. I have been told that one out of 25 have the muscle spasms after surgery ( extremely painfull and lasted for over 14 days ). I have also been told that it can take up to 6 months for a full recovery. I am posting this question to confirm such problems and the recovery period.
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