Cath was Tuesday November 9. What a nerve racking experience. I am an ICU nurse and have never been on 'the other side', not to mention I am having all procedures done at the hospital where I work. With that said, I am proud to say my coworkers were very professional and courteous. I am blessed to work with such great people.
The cath was clean, without any blockages or abnormalities. So now we just wait for Nov. 29, which is the date of my surgery. So, until next time...
My wife and I meet with the surgeon yesterday. He explained to me that it appears that one or two of my chordea tendieae, which help prevent regugitation, have broken loose. he did not have answer as to why. But thinks he would be able to repair the strings. He will not know what exactly how the repair works until he takes me off the heart-lung machine and does a TEE (transesophageal echo) while I'm still on the OR table. We speak about the repair not holding and goind with a replacement. My wife and I praying for an answer for which one to go with. She is leaning toward the bioprosthetic valve. Which the surgeon said the risks of Coumadin are higher than surgical risks for reoperation in 10-15 years for a new valve. So, needless to say my wife and I are in prayer ans discussion about alot of things at the moment.
It looks like I'll have my cath some time the week of Nov. 8th. The surgeon said once he has the results from that we could schedule the surgery. So, surgery is still up in the air, but could be in 2-3 weeks.
Sitting here reading Adam's book and thought the journals were a GREAT IDEA, so here I go. I meet with the surgeon this Wed. hopefully good news. I am praying/hoping for a repair. I will update on Wed after the visit.