After Mitral Valve Repair Operation Joanne Cruises With Barely Visible Scar
Some patients simply have “It”. The “It” is an incredibly positive attitude towards open heart surgery.
Joanne – Showing Her Incentive Spirometer Trick
I just received this note and picture from Joanne. I thought you might like to read it:
Hi Adam –
A very Happy & Healthy New Year to you and your family!
Thought I’d send you this 9-months-post-mitral-valve-repair photo update. I thought the scar would be more obvious than it is, but it’s good to know that in real life, it isn’t!
Obviously, I felt good enough to take a cruise in the Caribbean and drink an island special. I was told by the surgeon to keep the scar out of the sun for a year — so I’m under a lovely palm tree and in the shade.
Here’s hoping for the same or better recovery for everyone this year.
Thanks again for everything – your book, your blog and your support.
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.