Don Franz, who recently joined the blog, is from Canada and has the same problem with delay and lack of choice that you do. I sent him a comment in his guestbook about your solution and suggested he may want to get in touch with you about surgery in India. Your solution sounded like a good one for anyone facing paying for heart surgery.
I too had the minimally invasive surgery with the incision below my right breast. Very uneventfull and easy recovery, other than soreness at the site. It has been 3 wks and I feel better every day. My surgeon told me to start pushing myself and doing whatever I feel like doing. Best of luck to you and welcome to the group! I will keep you in my prayers!
You are certainly going a different route so it will be of great interest to many of us here to see the difference in care and procedure. Good for you for being a pioneer. I hope to see many more journal entries keeping us informed of how you are doing. Good luck.
I had minimally invasive mitral valve repair surgery through an incision under the right breast on March 2, 2010. I had an uneventful surgery and recovery. Good luck and any help I can be ...let me know.
Just came across your entry on Adam's Heart Valve Journal and have signed up to receive your updates. Doesn't sound like we have too much help to offer you as far as choosing a surgeon and hospital as you've already done that. Many of us will be willing to offer suggestions prior to surgery and post op. There's people here from all over the world with varying stories to tell. Update us when you have a surgical date and pray that you won't have long to wait and that all goes well.
Girl what can I say but all our best wishes and our support is always with you and off course Swamiji’s blessings are always with you (whatever decision you make and take..., you will be guided in the right direction)
Ich wünsche Dir alles Liebe & Gute und hoffe, dass Du die bestmögliche Behandlung erhälst und anschließend wieder Luftsprünge machen kannst!!! We keep in touch.
Love from your "old" friend in Munich,
I suppose most of us have a hole in our hearts, but you've taken it a bit too far, eh?
I'm shocked and sorry at the news, but hopeful that the diagnosis is the beginning of restoring your strength. Operations can help -- just ask Shari who threw away her walking cane after her first vertebra was fused to her sacrum with seven screws, two bars & a plate.
So please accept our best wishes & prayers being sent to you all the way from Whidbey Island, Washington State.
Sorry to hear your news. You have been on my mind a lot since Xmas as we were supposed to meet up for lunch. I don't know how you feel on a daily basis but I could come and pick you up if you are able to go for a little jolly in the car. Will watch your Journal and wish you the Very Best. Lots of love thinking of you Sue x
I'm sorry to hear about your illness this way. You are in my thoughts and in my heart. I look fondly on the memories of our time together in the love of beloved Swami. I know I have been self-absorbed with my work and pety problems. But I have the strength to be there for you if you need me. All my love Kamini
I'm sorry I have not been in touch with you lately and learnt about your illness this way (but ladt few days you were in my thoghts will explain). I am sending all my love, thoughts, prayers and best wishes for a speedy recovery to enjoy life. Will call very soon.