Last post until I am on the other side (assuming no delays). Gloria should be updating here tomorrow but don't fret if she doesn't. I don't know if the hospital has wifi or if she will be able to do it from her phone. Hopefully she will be get some good photos to upload as well.
Reading about everyone's progress has been great, especially everyones stories of returning home. Even thought I haven't responded to every comment, I have read and appreciate all of them.
Anyways, I love you all (family, friends and HVJ friends) and appreciate everyones prayers and thoughts.
I just met with my Surgeon, Dr. Bafi at Washington Hospital Center, yesterday and the meeting went pretty well. I am looking to have surgery on May 22 or June 5 and weighing my options, but leaning towards the 22nd (sorry Sam & Matt, and maybe Gabe & Megan). I am hoping he can repair my valve but if not he will be replacing it with a mechanical valve since I am 26 a biological valve doesn't seem like a great option.
I am doing okay mentally, sad that I am going to miss most of the soccer season (my first organized soccer league since I was 10 or so) and most of the softball season (maybe I will catch the tail end in august?).
Thanks to all my friends and family for the support, you have all been wonderful. A lot of people are asking what they can do to help, if you are in DC the best thing for me I think will be visiting and keeping my company while I am stuck at home recovering.
I would like to thank work, and everyone I work with as well, you have all been great.
I will try and post more soon, just thought I would get this thing rolling.