GregBrummett posted a note for Becky that says:
Hi Becky! I'm in Bedford Tx and have an appointment with Dr. Will Ryan at Heart Hospital Baylor Plano in May. I have TAA and BAV. Did they have to do a heart cath on you prior to surgery? I am concerned about getting enough sedation to withstand the cath procedure. Does your cardiologist or surgeon do the heart cath?
I hope that you are feeling better and stronger every day! best regards....
Michael McMullen posted a note for Becky that says:
I just saw your upcoming surgery date and read your story. I am from FTW, so not far from you. Anyway, its crazy how something that simply feels like fatigue can be such a serious matter. I had similar symptoms yet I knew I had BAVD...but wrote off the fatigues as age, not so much. Best of luck to you on your upcoming surgery/repair...I trust you will find comfort from this site, it was awesome for me...more importantly I trust all goes well for you and onto a successfully rehab/recovery...trust your medical staff, take the pain meds, and follow their advice.
Don L posted a note for Becky that says:
Hi Becky, Dr. Smith was my surgeon a few weeks back and is absolutely brilliant. I am now just over 3 weeks post-op, no pain meds, heart rate coming down, and feel great.(I am a young 51). Check out my journal if like. You got this and will do great!