Just a few days until my surgery on July 17th. I have decided this is all a bad idea and I would rather take a nice vacation....would so appreciate any tips for staying "grounded" these last days leading up to surgery. It still seems so unreal as I feel so healthy. Hoping to still be feeling healthy at some point after this is all done.
Yesterday I spent a full day at Mt. Sinai doing pre-op testing and heart cath. An exhausting day for sure but got the good news that my coronaries are all clear....a big relief for me.
They attempted the cath through the wrist but were only able to use the wrist for the artery. Still had to go through the femoral for a vein. Pretty uncomfortable. I was wide awake for the whole thing. I am wondering if that was true for others?
Thanks so much for checking in and thinking of me yesterday. It is such a blessing to feel cared for during this process and please know that care goes both ways!
Going for a cardiac cath and pre-op testing tomorrow at Mount Sinai. Sounds like it will be a very full day. Hoping they don't find anything beyond mitral valve that is a problem. Surgery scheduled for July 17.
I don't need this to get any bigger than it already is!
I found out at the end of April that I have MVP with severe regurgitation. I need to have it repaired soon so have done lots of research and am scheduled to have surgery on July 17 at Mount Sinai in NYC with Dr. David Adams. Wow...not much time between my initial consultation on June 27th and my surgery date but that was partly my doing. I work in a school and summer is by far the easiest time for me to be away.
But now that the plan is made, I find that I am second guessing my decision, wondering if I have picked the right place for surgery. I am wondering if anyone has had mitral valve repair at Mount Sinai and if you could share some thoughts with me...
Although this is my first post, I have been visiting this site daily and have learned so much already from what others have experienced.