Finally, after 2 years, I got to see a chest x-ray! I wanted to see where the ties were on my sternum, but the ring and atrial appendage clip placement is really interesting!
Senator's office at Capitol Hill. Campaigning for heart disease research!
This is me and Debbie, my best friend since 4th grade. We lost touch for 20 years and when we reunited, we learned we both had the same open heart surgery for our mitral valve! Debbie is the true veteran, she's gone through two replacement surgeries (la
My one year anniversary scar!
I was really curious about how scars heal after surgery, so I thought I would share how mine looked over time. It actually started to get wider at 4 months so that was a bummer, but at 9 months now, it's starting to fade at the top and is barely pink.
15 days after surgery.
Me and my amazing surgeon on the day of my release to go home!