Claudette Fasano posted a note for Angelo that says:
Hi Angelo. I sent you a note a couple of days ago but not sure you got it. I know that you had valve replacement surgery and am so happy to hear you did so well. My brother, Emil, is facing the same surgery. Now living in Oregon he does not feel that Oregon had the most experienced surgeons. My mom had the same surgery a long time ago at St Joes but we cannot remember the surgeon's name. You sound like you had a good experience and were pleased with your surgeon. Can you let me know the name of the surgeon as he would like to come to St Joes for the surgery. Greatly appreciated. Thanks
Terrie Syvertsen posted a note for Angelo that says:
Angelo- A little late but congratulation on your 2nd. year Anniversary and thanks for a post that really puts thinks into perspective about our life and reminding us that we are survivors that should always be grateful for the chances to be able to see our hearts repaired, parts replaced so that we may continue with this gift of Life. Happy that you are doing so well and understand the place the HVS community is part of the success of all of this. Take care!
Tom in Kansas City posted a note for Angelo that says:
Congrats. I amateur 6 weeks post op of aorta and aorta valve replacement. Goes by fast. Keep us posted of how the next 6 months goes. Many of us will be there in early summer.
Susan Smith posted a note for Angelo that says:
Angelo, Congrats on the success of your heart valve surgery and feeling great. I am in pre-op and waiting mode. My last visit with the cardio was about more test and surgery. I am losing weight at the dr. request. I do feel the next cardio visit will be setting up more test, since I am in the severe range of BAS. It is always encouraging to hear about the other side of surgery and so I say thanks for sharing. Have a Blessed New Year.
Sherry Stevens posted a note for Angelo that says:
Hi Angelo, I am one week behind you- 5 weeks yesterday. It is amazing what a week will do. I am not up to 2.5 miles yet, but doing well in rehab and thinking about driving. Like you I still have some tightness in the sternum ( I was fortunate enough to have a mini sternotomy, though they say that hurts worse??- don't know) but I can live a nearly normal day. It is almost hard to believe that I knew the surgery was coming for many years and yet here I am already well on my way to recovery. Glad to hear you are doing so well. Now we can encourage those coming behind, that it is a very recoverable surgery and life does come back to normal. Determination and faith along with rest and exercise can do it. Take good care and enjoy your first drive and putt !!
jeff o posted a note for Angelo that says:
Angelo, I to am coming up on my 6 week anniversary. I go back to work on the 6 week anniversary day this Thursday. I'm heading back to my GP today to ask about lifting and pains, expect just to get some common sense advice. Maybe he can make me smarter? Doing ok and getting better. Man that was the worst vacation I ever took.
Jim Jones posted a note for Angelo that says:
I am glad that you continue your recovery. Real sorry about your infection. That is the last thing you needed! Your walking certainly is coming along. Continue healing, my friend.