Linda Crawford posted a note for kathleen that says:
Hi Kathleen, Just read your story. I have the same concerns about how my RA will behave with this surgery. I also have Osteoarthritis and that is another set of difficulties. My arthritis dr. says I will be fine but I still worry. Any physical or emotional upset is apt to set off my RA. I've looked for more information but didn't come up with much so I guess maybe you and I will have to post what happens for anyone else. Nice to have company in this if we have to do it.
Mary Myers posted a note for kathleen that says:
Kathleen, nice to meet you. I will be thinking of you and praying for a wonderful outcome.The heart catch will give the doctors the information
needed. I had a mitral valve replacement on July 29th. I am doing fantastic.Its hard to believe that I am half way thru cardiac rehab.
Keep your heart family posted on your results. We have a great heart family that will support you through this journey. Hugs from my heart to yours. Mary (Mia)