Louanna Miller posted a note for Tammy that says:
Tammy, I read on one of your posts that you are three weeks post MVR. Did you have it done minimally invasive or through the sternum? I will be seeing a surgeon August 8 to schedule surgery the week of August 20.
Our son is getting married at the end of September. I am wondering if you are feeling up to traveling by car or by plane at this time? I hope to be at least a month out before his wedding date.
Gina Fiorentino posted a note for Tammy that says:
Hi Tammy, I just read your story. Wishing you well on the 5th! I had my mitral valve repaired 12 weeks ago by Dr. Luis Castro, at Sequoia Hospital (near San Francisco).
I've heard wonderful things about Dr. McCarthy! In fact, one of my "heart sisters" that I met on this website had her mitral valve repaired by Dr. McCarthy a few weeks ahead of my surgery, so it was so reassuring to check in during the initial weeks during my recovery. By the way, I'm also from Charlotte, NC (and was just there last week visiting my parents). Sounds like you are all set, but if you ever want to chat further, here's my email: email@example.com
You’re going to do great on June 5th. I just had mine done on Wednesday, May 23 and went home on Sunday. When I woke up I didn’t know if they repaired it or replaced it. Luckily, it was repaired and it was a success.
Your family and friends will help you.
Take excellent care of yourself.