I'm happy for you that you finally have your date for surgery. I certainly wish you well and you will be in the prayers of many. My surgery was delayed due to an emergency and then I cancelled it to find a different surgeon. My sister is an operating room tech in Las Vegas. She works with a surgeon she highly reccommends. My records are currently being reviewed and hopefully I will have my surgery soon. Best wishes to you and may god bless you. Gary
I'm waiting too. I was originally scheduled for AVR on Sept. 1st. I have changed to a different surgeon in a different city. Hopefully we can both get this behind us real soon. My hopes and prayers are with you.
Hi Tita, I'm happy to see you again! Hope you had a good news from your Dr... Be patient tita.. I remember before my surgery I went to different churches and ask and pray to the Lord that He always guide me in my operation.. it's me Andro D.
this saturday, I will be going to my Dr for scheduled checkup and INR testing.
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I am sorry to hear you still do not have a date yet. But be patient... it will be time when it's time. I found out that I was going to need surgery in Feb. but didn't get a date until late May/early June so I know waiting is the hardest part. Do what you need to to keep your spirits high - it will all work out in the end.
I am so sorry you are having to wait I know the frustration. Somehow each time I have been faced with open heart I feel like my lack of patience is being tested each time. Then each time I look back and wonder why, always turns to lack of control, like why can't we tell everyone when we are ready and lets get on with it. I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason and with a twist of timing. It is hard not to be distracted with thinking of just the future, I always found indulging myself in activities, sports or buying a little something special made me feel better.
Hi Letty. I can relate to what you are feeling. It helps to just know. Once I had that date, I felt better, as if I'd accomplished something. I wasn't so much in a hurry to get the surgery over with, but somehow having that date gave me a sense of control. I had something I could plan around. So, I hope you get your date soon, but in the meantime, Amy's exercise sounds like an excellent way to stay calm & present. Take care, Joy Vera
I feel your anxiety! I waited 2 months for my surgery date which was just approved by the insurance company yesturday. It is amazing how much this journal helped me through that waiting time. A good friend taught me this exercise for when I was feeling overwhelmed with waiting. Stop, literally, stand still. Turn your head from one side to the other slowly. As you do say out loud the names of the items in your view. Stop on each one and look at it for a second. At the end, say to yourself, I am here, now, in the present. Amazingly most of the time it worked to slow down my mind and emotions and switch my attention from the uncertain future to the joy of my family and life in the present.
I wish you the best.
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Hi Letty...Sounds as if we are pretty close to being on the same page with our journeys.I like you did not know where to turn, who to talk to, or what to do and I felt more sick mentally than physically so I started searching for answers online. I am glad we found this website as there are a lot of understanding people here.Have you gotten your date for surgery yet? I will be keeping you in my prayers. Keep the FAITH. It will get us through this adventure...Pat
Hi Tita Letty, How are you tita? Glad that we met here, Prayers still our strength, God is always there to guide and protect us!
My heart-surgery operation took place at Philippine Heart Center, my Cardiologist is Dr Ronaldo Manuel and my Surgeon is Dr Quitiquit. I'm just 30 yrs old when it happened... I remember on Nov 26, 2007, (Oh that's my hearts birthday.. smile), before of my operation I was very weak then, weaken because of many problems..hehehe First is physically, my body has many bad feelings.. I have my migraine, chest pain and shortness of breathe. I thought that I would collapsed when I just walk of a little distance. Second emotionally, I think of my family and my GF (yeah I was single that time), I have many question in my mind like what is the outcome of my operation? Do I have a chance to see my GF again or Can I hug again the girl of my life my Mother that I'll loved her so much. third lastly Financially, ohhh that is my major major problem...(Venus Raj famous line hahahaha) There were good people who extend their kindly heart to support my operation... sobra ang dame ko na na kwento tita, I hope my experience will likely to served as inspiration to you... I remembered when I ask my Cardio and Surgeon if I will be alive after my ops and they answer me like this... "Andro We've just only an instrument to correct your Heart...with the help of our God Almighty, all things are possible!!!
I wish you the best with your surgery Tita!
I am very thankful also to Sir Adam because of this site... with heart full of loved Andro Dilay
Hi Letty. Welcome to this site. You'll find plenty of support here from others who have been through heart valve surgery. I'm glad you also found Adam's book - so helpful! I wish you the best with your surgery & recovery. Joy Vera
Hi Ma'am Letty, Welcome to this HVJ site, I'm here in Cavite, Philippines. I had my Mitral Valve Replacement 3 years ago... I'll pray for your successful operation and God will always guide you.. have a nice weekends.. Goodluck!