I would like to thank Dr. Luis Castro, Dr. Adam Harmon, Dr. David Parris and the wonderful staff of Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California. They got me through surgery and well on my way to recovery. I had an MVV and Maze III procedure. I ended up needing a full sternotomy to get the best advantage to repair my mitral valve. I have no doubts that this amongst other decisions were the best for me. I continue my follow up with Central Coast Cardiology's Dr. Richard Gerber and know that I am looking forward to a very long and healthy future. Thank you all.
Today I feel very emotional. I know that I have chosen a good surgeon, I know that I have read everything I can find and watched every video I could find, and for me, that is important. Knowledge makes me calmer. I have read and reread Adam's book and prepared every needful thing. However, for whatever reason, I have these days where I just cry. I don't feel sad or scared, I just cry. The heart may be an organ, but for me, it is a very emotional one.
I met with Dr. Luis Castro today. I am pleased to have a surgery date. Since my appointment I have become more and more convinced that Dr. Castro is the surgeon for me. The surgery will take place on 2 September. Thank you Adam Pick for your wonderful webpage. I couldn't have made this decision without you or without your book. Thank you, thank you!