Mark Alafita posted a note for Kristin that says:
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to discuss with John the ups and downs of surgery. I will be thinking of you both tomorrow. What a bonus to be eligible for the Ross procedure, as I have heard nothing but great things.
I will make sure to send work emails to John to make sure you are doing well and to see if I can assist in any way. You got this!!!!
Bradley Lum posted a note for Kristin that says:
Kristen - I will praying Monday morning for you. I look forward to seeing your progress. I would love to hear your story as well. Ross procedure patients are few and far between and the candidate history and reasons for wanting the Ross are intriguing to me.
As for the surgery, you will do great! Recovery isn't bad. Take the first two weeks in stride, good with the bad. Can't wait to see your first post op journal entry!
Nancy D posted a note for Kristin that says:
Welcome to the site Kristin! It is a wealth of information and a great place for meeting all sorts of us who have been faced with heart valve work ups and surgery! You will do well, and you have already done your home work, assembled a great team and a great place for your procedure! Your age is in your favor, and your fighting spirit will serve you well. It is a process though so be kind and patient with yourself, and you will get through this journey with the family and friend support you have!! Take good care, I am praying for you!
(Fellow Texan, with a new mitral valve- 10.5 months ago!)
Terrie Syvertsen posted a note for Kristin that says:
Hello Kristin- I just read your story and I am happy to read you are a candidate for the Ross procedure. I also want to mention to you (again) that the anxiety is just a part of the wait once that "date" has been set and I think sometimes is more excitement to move forward and get it over with! You are young, have a great choice of procedures and I read in between the lines a woman with a courageous spirit who has a lot to live for and lots of plans yet to make in this life with the people who love her and will be there every step of the way. Remember God has the blueprint to our lives, the plans are solid and in your favor! Take care Lady and have a good day today and even nicer evening. Bless you and those you love.
Cheryl Batzing posted a note for Kristin that says:
Kristin, just read your story and you will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers! I had mitral valve repair by Dr. Ryan in mid December and am recovering well. I live in Richardson...about 15 minute from Heart Hospital Plano. I'd love to be any support I can be at any time. Please let me know if you or your family have any questions. Happy to meet with you as well.
John Jones posted a note for Kristin that says:
Hello Kristin. My surgery is also on July 6 at 0800. bicuspid stenosis. I am down to a .7 I am a bit jittery about ohs but ready to get it done. I will be praying for you as game day approaches.
Kimberly Biddick posted a note for Kristin that says:
Hi Kristin! I am from the DFW area as well and also have a BAV/ aneurysm. Are you pre- or post- surgery? I would love to chat with you more since we are so close to each other and share a diagnosis. Welcome to the group!!