Thanks for the response to my previous post (I can't find a way to keep posting on the same thread). I have been doing reading on the internet on the procedure, but your suggestion regarding YouTube videos is great and I plan to watch those as well. I'm happy to hear you had a great experience at Mayo.
I'm on the same page as you regarding the Will of God regarding my surgery, but can get anxious sometimes as well :-).
I was looking through the patient journals and happy to see yours. I'm scheduled for the same robotic mitral valve repair surgery at Mayo in June with Dr. Burkhart and Dr. Suri. I'm happy to see that your recovery is going well. How long were you in the hospital? Is there something you know now that you wish you knew pre-surgery? I am anxious about the surgery and will be glad when it is over.
Thank you very much for your answer! I hope and I think everything will be fine with you.First of all,now you shall focus on recovery - not overexert yourself! I was told to have MR,too,but my visits to different hospitals showed very contradictory results - 22 cc blood back-flow,but they say III degree MR.Be sure,that Lord will keep you stay in good health for a long,long time - you are now in the middle of your life...I spoke with another people,and most of them said - its condition is not from birth...But certainly there are some reason...Smoking,food,exercise, illness,genes -what? Obviously for you it not genetic,that`s why it shall be caused by something in your life....Is a OHS,or robotic,or trough the right-side of the chest?
Welcome to our family here at HVJ. Glad to hear about the progress you've made.It really does get better and better everyday.Best wishes to you in the days to come...
Al Zebal AVR,Maze 1/17/13