Tammy VanBuskirk posted a note for Suzanne that says:
Hi Suzanne, Thanks for your honest answer about the mechanical valve. The surgeon said I could make the decision up until the time I go under. lol I was hoping to be more prepared than that. I am so trying to get in the right frame of mind but I am really struggling. Maybe its because I don't feel any symptoms other than being tired sometimes. this decision seems like the most stressful thing I have ever done. My concerns seem to be the same as yours along with the age. Do you mind if I ask you some personal questions? Like, when you first found out about your surgery and before you really got down and dirty with all the research. Did you first think, mechanical valve, I am not having surgery again? Did you have feelings like well know matter what I choose I'm going to live longer than keeping my own valve? If I am getting to personal it is ok to say..Thanks Again Have A Great Day!!
Joseph Ballett posted a note for Suzanne that says:
It's nice to see that you have taken some comfort in this site , I wish you the best and hope you feel better soon, feel free to read my journal and ask whatever you want.