After Mitral Valve Repair Operation Joanne Cruises With Barely Visible Scar
By Adam Pick on January 9, 2009
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.