Jim Hernandez posted a note for Christopher that says:
Welcome to our ❤️ Club and Ty for sharing your experience! Hopefully everything continues to go well for you and your family! I will be having mitral valve surgery on March 31st at Brigham and Womens. After a couple of hiccups, I am comfortable with my direction so hoping things work out well
Conrad Henselder posted a note for Christopher that says:
Hi Chris I am having surgery on the 24th of this month at Brigham and Women's. Dr Aranki will be replacing my aortic valve and one bypass. I have chosen a bovine valve I'm glad you are doing good I am trying to stay calm. Take Care Conrad
Carol Jackson posted a note for Christopher that says:
I'm looking forward to be where you are at - at 5 months. I was diagnosed 5 years ago with an aneurysm and BAV. I joined this site when I found out I needed surgery even though I had been reading this site since it was started by Adam. I had surgery on Oct. 8 where my surgeon, Dr. Greason at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN repaired my AA but was able to save my valve since my numbers were good. Do you feel any different? I found at 9 weeks post op that I have so much more energy than before surgery. Isn't it great to be on the other side of surgery? I can't believe I lived with this for 5 years. Glad you joined this site.
Jim Jones posted a note for Christopher that says:
Dr. David Adams, Mt. Sinai, NYC, did my mitral valve repair. It was a Barlow's valve, difficulty of 8-9 out of 10. My journal has all the details.
I was, however, at the Brigham today for a post-op echo. Dr. O'Gara is my cardiologist.
You are getting some great workouts in. Good for you.
Dan Sinclair posted a note for Christopher that says:
I am almost five weeks post AVR and personally welcome your input and experience. It seems that we all have such individual journeys and I feel this site provides us all with a lot of insight.
You sound like you are doing great, congratulations!
Joseph Kusiak posted a note for Christopher that says:
I am one month behind you. I had my surgery 8/2 and not a great runner but doing 1.5 to 2 miles 3 times a week. I also walk 3 or 4 miles a day at a quick NYC pace. We are truly blessed. So nice to meet you.
Susan Smith posted a note for Christopher that says:
Chris, Welcome to the Community. It is never to late to join and share. Sounds like you taking the world on in full force and with full effect. I am in the waiting mode and so I am soaking up any and all information. I have BAV. Thanks for sharing.