My name is Durul Dalkanat. I am Turkish based in Alexandria Virginia. I am working for at Vibrent Health Inc. for 3 years as an iOS Engineer.
Of course, as an iOS Engineer, I am an early adapter of Apple products and I am a huge fan of the Apple Watch. It changed my life since the first version. But this time I would like to share with you How Apple Watch helped my recovery after my surgery.
I got stuck in bed for one week. All this time, I checked heartbeat with ECG
After my surgery, I had serious pain on my chest. With the Breathe app, I could re-arrange my breath also could see the bpm.
Handwashing Timer, I know you built this feature for COVID-19. But this feature also helped me to clean after surgery since I could not shower for 5 days I washed my hands frequently.
Walkie-Talkie, Let me explain how the Walkie-Talkie app saved my life. For my operation they Intubated me. The biggest side effect after intubation you could not speak loudly and could not shout if you needed help for going restroom or needed to stand up from the bed. Of course, I bought an Apple watch for my wife and we started to communicate by the Walkie-Talkie app. When I needed to help in the middle of the midnight I just opened my Walkie-Talkie app and said Honey HELP. Because she could not sleep with me also she did not need to wait next to the bed. I am very happy to marry the right woman.
Siri, “Hey, Siri close my bedroom lights” You can not imagine how this small and basic command saves the life of someone who could not reach the bedroom lights switch from the bed.
I wanted to write in a big font. Because I wanted to share with you something about delivery. A blood oxygen level is very critical after surgical operation. I believe you know better than me. This level does not just need to check by astronauts also blood oxygen levels also who needed to check after anesthesia or who needed to take medicines that make a lower respiratory rate after surgery. I ordered Apple Watch 6 one week before from my operation. I am still waiting to deliver. 😞 😞 😞
There are much more how Apple Watch helped me to recovery period such as “stand up reminder”. Also 6 weeks later I can start to small exercise and Apple Fitness+ will help me back to my previous strength.
Finally, I would like to say thank you again for this wonderful lifesaver product.