Martha K posted a note for Toni that says:
Thank you for your thoughts. I m glad to hear you are doing well. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. I hope you get to go home soon!
SH posted a note for Toni that says:
Good luck, tomorrow, Toni. The waiting is the worst part. While you're hanging out at the hospital, you may want to order a shower chair/stool. When you get home, you may feel a little weak. A chair will certainly make you feel more confident and give you some independence. There are lots of inexpensive choices on Amazon.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Rhonda Williams posted a note for Toni that says:
Saying prayers for a textbook procedure and peace for you and your family. I had a Ross to replace my aortic valve just a week ago and I'm doing great so stay positive!
Bonnie Stone-Hope posted a note for Toni that says:
Your surgery is coming soon.
Wanted to wish you a successful surgery and easy post-op experience.
Looking forward to hearing from you when you are recovering.
Sue S posted a note for Toni that says:
Toni, I’m having Aorta valve replacement Jan 8th. I was diagnosed with bicuspid aorta valve and narrowing of that valve. I am 68 and have chosen a tissue valve over a mechanical one because if I need it replaced in 15+ years I can probably have a TAVR procedure which will be better since I’ll be older....less invasive! Praying that my Cath being done Tuesday comes back with a good report...if so, I will have minimally invasive open heart surgery. If not, it’s full sternotomy 😟. Good luck! Good luck to both of us!!
Marie Myers posted a note for Toni that says:
Hi Toni- I also wrestled with the tissue vs mechanical question even though I was 63 at the time. I did go with the tissue, but if I were considerably younger like you, I would probably go mechanical.. It is a personal choice. Best to you for a smooth surgery and recovery! I am 9 months into my recovery from Aortic root, AVR and ascending aneurysm. It is big, but doable. I felt good enough to go back to work part time at 8 weeks.
Patrick Loy posted a note for Toni that says:
I am 8 weeks out the other side, and it is overwhelming that for sure, my advice - eat well if possible, plenty of water and try and not get too emotional, its all good. Myself and my wife ( researched everything thoroughly ) opted for the tissue valve, I am glad we did for me. I am very happy now, tired but happy.