Hi Doris, where in the world is Awendaw? I live in Hartsville SC, just saw your journal. Sounds like you had some complications from your av replacement. I am waiting for av replacement and possible dilated aorta repair. I am waiting to hear from Cleveland Clinic for a surgery date. I have considered MUSC and Dr Ikonimidis but I decided to go to Cleveland. I could not find anyone who knew Dr. Ikonimidis. I am curious about your impression of MUSC and Dr. Ikonimidis. Hope you are feeling much better and happy you decided to get fixed.
I too spent 8 days in ICU.....the progress you will feel week 8-12 will be miraculous......after 7 weeks, I barely left the house excpept for doctors appointments....but after week 8 I was more mobile......its now 12 weeks and I just returned to work, driving a taxi.....PRAY HOPE AND DONT WORRY....you will be a better person going foward. GOD BLESS...JOHN MADONNA
Hi Doris.... I am 10 years younger & I wondered about going thru surgery for Mitral Valve, but like you, have been active & involved but I wanted my life back .... tired of being out of breath & feeling too tired for life anymore.... so I hope you decide to have the surgery ..... there are many on this site who are your age & did well & I imagine they will write you too. Best wishes! Sunny