Today I celebrated my birthday with my husband at home enjoying our beautiful garden. One year ago, on my birthday, I was discharged from The Cleveland Clinic with a repaired ascending aorta aneurysm, a new aortic valve (On-X) and a shored-up tricuspid valve. The year has gone fast. There's been a few bumps along the way with fluid and Rx adjustments. My heart is with you all waiting or recovering from surgery.
This week I am 4 months past my fourth OHS. It's also 50 years since my first OHS! I called my mom (dad's in heaven) today and thanked her again for having the courage to find the right doctors and allow them to repair my very stenotic bicuspid aortic valve. See "my story" for more info.
For those that are facing surgery for the first time, I understand it's scary, but life is good on the other side. I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Let me know if I can help.
I'm doing really good and have started seeing my computer clients again. I have my wonderful husband to thank for the last 3 surgery rounds. My Roc 😍.