I have not posted in quite a while. I have just passed my one year anniversary, March 19. I had a mitral valve repair and a bi pass at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wi. I am doing very well. It took almost a year to feel like my old self. I’m so grateful to Dr. Eric Weiss and his team. I know that these are stressful times but I am reminded of the exceptional ICU staff, recovery and rehab team. I know they are being called to help patients recover from Covid-19. I’m praying for them as well as all of the people who are working tirelessly throughout out city and country.
I’m 7.5 weeks post mitral valve repair. I also had a bypass. I have a lot of pain in the leg that had the vein stripped. It is sore and stings around my ankle. It’s so painful I can’t sleep. Tylenol does not help. I’d appreciate any help.
Tomorrow is my heart catheterization. Last step to make sure all is well for my mitral valve procedure. My experience with the Clinic has been positive so far. The catheterization will be done through my left arm. Definitely a plus because I had back surgery 2 years ago. Laying flat for any length of time will result in too much pressure on my spine.
Hello everyone. On 2/21 I met with the Valve Clinic at Aurora St. Likes in Milwaukee. I was informed that I need to have mitral valve repair surgery. They will do this through my ribs on my left side. I still need to have a heart cath. I’m in good health and had no symptoms. I was wondering if anyone has had this same procedure. Are there some other resources for me to red?