Joy Rose posted a note for Paul that says:
Hey Paul, hello from the other side of the world. I feel pretty much the same as you, surgery date for me is December 3rd so Monday week. Time is coming up way too quick! My surgery is mitral and tricuspid valve repair with the possibility of a mitral valve replacement if necessary. Would love to know what other OHS patients do the night before surgery and following morning. I'm due at the hospital 3pm day before. At this stage I am focussing on being very busy 😀
Dan Baltazor posted a note for Paul that says:
Paul, Will be thinking of you over the next 5 days. Everything happens for a reason and your surgery date
is going to end up being lined up for all the right reasons. Hope you can find some Peace and enjoy your Thanksgiving without worry. Easier said than done, I know. Will be praying for you.
Sommer Russell posted a note for Paul that says:
Paul, I love your Shepherd!!! I have 2 Shepherd pups that are more like entering the beginning of their teenage years. I am soon to have my aortic aneurysm fixed and have to have my valve replaced. I am going with the St. Jude Mechanical Valve. What I have learned is that choosing a valve is the most intimate decision that you can make. That valve will be there until my death and I hope that is a very long time from now. I stressed on deciding between a tissue or not, but after talking with my surgeon we decided on the St. Jude. I also found a quiz that could help you understand what was most important to you. Like, is it more important to never have my valve replaced again or to not be on Coumadin? How likely am I to take my medications exactly as directed and to keep follow up labs? Do I believe the risk of being on Coumadin outweighs the risk of having a blood clot? I wish I could think of all of them. I am kind of giggling about this, because I took the test and I was still exactly middle of the road between tissue and mechanical. It wasn't until discussion with my surgeon that my worries and fears melted away. We shall see!!! All in all, it is a very personal decision and I wish you the best of luck.