Mark Wilbur posted a note for Phil that says:
I know you're eager to have this over with. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and hope you will let us all know how your recovery progresses. Thank you again for your informative journal post a few weeks ago.
Gib Gerlach posted a note for Phil that says:
Phil- I had a bicuspid Aortic valve replaced with the same type of valve you are getting on May 23, 2017. I was out of the hospital in 4 days. Once you are on the other side of the surgery, you will ask yourself,"why did I worry so much about this?" Your surgeon sounds like a wonderful, caring man. Follow the advice of your medical team following your surgery and you will be amazed how fast you will bounce back. I was 65 at the time and other than the valve, in good health.
Russ Breidinger posted a note for Phil that says:
Hi Phil. I'm a 77 year old male and just had a TAVR day before yesterday. I had Dr Hermiller of Indianapolis do the procedure. Other than the valve, my health is good. I have a one man mowing business, removing stumps and cleaning up neglected properties. I was able to get the TAVR procedure done because they have started taking intermediate severity cases. They want to get more longevity data. I was in the hospital over night and am now home. I've put myself on a schedule. I am on the treadmill every four hours at 2 mph. I have absolutely no pain. I have so much energy that I'm having to suppress the urge to overdue. I'm hoping you have just as good an outcome. The TAVR is the way to go.
Peter willard posted a note for Phil that says:
Phil I had a bovine valve put in at 67 years in Feb 2010 and now at 75 workout with light weights 6 days a week.Phil how long did they say the valve will last.
Dr. Richard J. Shemin Chief of Cardiac Surgery UCLA posted a note for Phil that says:
I look forward to performing your AVR. I will enter the OR with skill, experience, confidence and devinely inspired!
Dr. Richard J. Shemin
Chief of Cardiac Surgery
Adam Pick posted a note for Phil that says:
Hey Phil, Great job connecting with Dr. Shemin. A great guy and surgeon. Fyi, here's the first video I ever filmed for this website. It was featuring... Yep, you guessed it... Dr. Shemin! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQxijc2qn4k
Teri Johnson posted a note for Phil that says:
Hi Phil! I had my aortic valve replaced on Oct.13, 2017. I also had a stenotic valve. They replaced it with a pig’s valve. Everyday I’m doing better. I wish u luck and prayers on your upcoming surgery.