Kate Heller posted a note for Skipper that says:
I have been following you on here since before your surgery (I too have mitral regurgitation, surgery on Tuesday!) and this post is amazing. You definitely give hope to those of us still on the waiting side of things! I have to say, as a patient awaiting surgery, all we (or I, at least - I won’t speak for others) want is to follow a success story like yours! It helps tremendously. Congrats on your wedding anniversary! And kayaking! And school!!
Jim Kelly posted a note for Skipper that says:
Skipper, Hang in there.. You'll be recovered before you know it.. I had mitral vale repair due to severe leakage just like you. I had no symptoms but it needed repair before any heart muscle could be damaged. This August it has been 6 years since my surgery and I have not missed a beat and am fully capable to do any physical activity I would like.. See my video on Adams website here... Mitral Valve Repair Good Outcomes.. Jim Kelly & Dr. Patrick Mc Carthy.. Be Strong!
Andrea West-Antoun posted a note for Skipper that says:
I hope all went well with the surgery. I am at the "watchful waiting" on my Mitral valve situation. I am hoping if and when I need it I can get a more minamally invasive procedure. Prayers for a quick recovery!
Linda Griffin posted a note for Skipper that says:
Prayed for you Skipper. I had mitral valve repair 1 1/2 years ago and doing great. Reading all the success stories here are wonderful encouragement. When you get the opportunity, go for cardiac rehab. When you feel fatigued just rest. Eat healthy and follow advice about exercise. Take in love and support.
Jeff W posted a note for Skipper that says:
Good luck on your surgery! My husband had robotic minimally invasive mitral valve repair a year ago. His recovery was really quite incredible, and he’s better than ever. Sending prayers for peace and a successful surgery
Paola G posted a note for Skipper that says:
Skipper Enter with confidence in the OR you will see that the more confidence and faith you have in the operation and recovery is easier the healing.... my surgery was last January 10th and I feel great and my recovery was fast and smooth and I am happy to have all this behind as is going to be the same for you tomorrow. I will pray and remember you today and your family.
Maureen O'Neil posted a note for Skipper that says:
Hi Skipper my thoughts and prayers will be with you as we both begin our journey through our heart surgery on Feb 27. I have been staying very busy to keep my mind occupied as best I can and trying to get everything in order. Every now and then I am overcome by a range of emotion trying to remain positive reminding myself that in a matter of months I will have my active life back hiking,spinning and gardening and everything in between as you will too! I know I will need to be patient as my body heals and recovers, I also know it wont be easy I'm sure I will get frustrated as patience is not my strong suit but I will persevere I have many people in my corner to help encourage me along the way.
i WISH YOU THE BEST OF LUCK, I will be keeping tabs on you when I can, take care keep your family close
Bryan Savage posted a note for Skipper that says:
That is great advice and thank you Skipper! we are indeed in a very similar situation. I was jogging 2-3 times a week before my doctor called me with the results of an echo he recommended I get just to be safe after hearing a murmur. I had no clue. Like you said though, I am extremely grateful that we live in a time with amazing medical advancements. I'll be following your story and praying for your success. It looks like you have tons of love and support on your side. I'm meeting with Dr. Larry Watts at Sanger Heart and Vascular here in Charlotte next week. Anyone out there have any knowledge about this facility? They seem to be the best in the area and I think they are considered high-volume for valve surgeries, but I'm still researching all of this.
Mom posted a note for Skipper that says:
Just got home from church and read your update. So proud of you and now hoping and praying for a perfect fit w the surgeon God leads you to. Love you so much, and the beautiful inside and out Danielle, my grandson Jon, the little baby, Jack and crazy Buster. Bless all of you. And may God speed the exact right direction for you. Love ❤️ Mom
Ali Kagamaster posted a note for Skipper that says:
Hi, son! I'm praying for a speedy resolve to this, and that the Lord would be with you every step of the way! I love you! Thank you for sharing your story here. Love, Mom