Gosh your experience is heart wrenching to hear, you both so young but keep remembering there are Angels looking out for you and Michael, God bless and may he comfort u in this difficult time, keep strong and positive. I had a mitral valve replacement 6 years ago and now my husband needs to have aortic valve replacement in 7 days time, he also has a bicuspid aortic valve, he is a bit in denial, he only found this out a few years ago, he is now 51, he has no symptoms so he cannot or does not want to believe this is all happening. Strange both of us have to go though this but I believe our Heavenly Father has a path for us and i had to show him the way first to be or to try be strong and positive. Take every day as it comes with faith and love. God bless from Angela
You and Mike are ahead of me on this journey. First of all I wish you both the best of luck on the rest of your journey. Thank you for posting I find it helpful and calming for my nerves to read the post from the younger aortic valve patients. I live in Chandler, AZ, I am 38, and schedule to have my bicuspid aortic valve and most likely my aorta replaced at Banner Desert in Mesa, AZ on August 8th. What hospital did Mike have the surgery done at?
Hi Toni and Michael. Wow what a story. You both have been thru so much. I am so glad Michael is starting to do better now. Just dont over do, as they say one day at a time. And each one will get better. I can say God was with you and he gave you strength to overcome for the rest of your lives. I surely will be keeping you both in my prayers and for a long and happy future together. Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. I look for more good things coming from you and Michael.
For the long haul
I will say prayers for your Michael. This is not an easy journey for the patient or their loved ones. Hang in there. You have come to the right place for support. Much of what I read on this site helped me understand what to expect and it was a great comfort to me. My son, also very young, just had HV surgery on the 23rd of May. He is doing well but I know this site helped him deal with his questions and angst . Know that many are keeping you, Michael, and his family in their prayers even if they don't post. I assure you, they are.