You are in my prayers.. I'm sure you're happy the angiogram is over. I'm glad there is a way for you to post messages,miss reading yours on the list. I know you'll be winning the hospital staff over with that shining smile. Take care
Hi Jean & welcome to this web site. I think you'll find reading the journals of others here a big help - it was for me. I had surgery to replace my aortic valve & fix a narrowed aorta in July at the Austin Heart Hospital. It's nearly 4 months after the surgery now & I've been back to my normal life for several weeks. I wish you the very best with your surgery & recovery. Take care, Joy Vera
You know we miss you when we don't see your post. This is a fantastic website. Love seeing your happy smile in that picture up there in the corner. I know that when you are feeling better you will be back with that beautiful smile. Take care of you. Let everyone do the pampering and enjoy it. Just get better and home. We're all pullin for ya!!!! Love, Jan/NH
Dear Jean....I am keeping you in my prayers. It's wonderful to be able to keep up to date on your progress through your journal. You take care of yourself and know that you are never far from my thoughts.
Much love, Karen
Hi Jean. Sorry to hear about your kidneys. I go in the day after you for my angiogram. I am having surgery to replace my aortic valve on November 23. Please post if you can and tell what your experience was with the angiogram. My prayers are with you. I love Texas! JoAnne
You are relativly local to me, as I reside in Keller. I had AVR surgery in May at the Cleveland Clinic. I had selected CC years ago, before I moved to the Metroplex and never varied in my choice. If I had of changed to a local surgeon it would have been Dr. Ryan, so I think you are in excellent hands.
It sounds like you are not too far away from your surgery. Adam's book is very helpful. My experience very much followed what Adam describes, but I would say mine was easier overall. I think knowing what is going to happen made it so. I think you will find from reading journals that the surgery is not as bad as many of us imagined.
Go in with a positive attitude and get as informed as possible and you should do fine.