saw my surgeon today for 6 week follow up from mitral valve replacement and double coronary bypass. All is well and I can do anything except lift more than 15 lbs for one more month. I drove home from the appt, first time driving after 6 weeks. Thanks to Dr. Markowitz and University Hosp in Cleveland, Ohio. My thoughts and prayers to everyone recovering and waiting for surgery. Special thanks to Adam for his book and website. They were a great help.
After review with my surgeon he said i had blockage in one artery which would be done when i have the mitral valve repair. That was Wed 7/23. I called and scheduled my surgery today for Mon Oct 6. Am still seeking second opinion. I was hoping for no blockage so i could do minimal invasive. Will see Dr Gillinov at Cleveland Clinic for a final decision. Now that i made the appt I`m feeling both relief and anxiety at the same time. I would welcome comments from anyone who`s had minimal invasive mitral valve repair