I’m home! Surgery went very well. 2 hours, and the surgeon said it was a “textbook” repair. I had a lot of nausea coming out of anesthesia which set me back a bit, dealing with dehydration and trying to find the right balances of medication. All in all, great experience and now I’m on the road to recovery. Thank you all for your prayers and support!
Heading to UTSW today for pre-op testing! Actually glad it’s all finally happening. My mom will accompany me today. She received a Mitral Valve repair from the legendary Dr. Bruce Lytle at Cleveland Clinic 7 years ago via her sternum. Turns out this thing is hereditary! I’m so happy to have her support and a praying for an equally successful and even quicker recovery than she had.