After almost three months waiting, now everything is settled. I feel a lot better now, my aortic valve replacement will be done on September 20, Monday. Tomorrow afternoon, Friday here, I will be admitted for the two-day pre-operation procedures and tests. I really thank GOD I feel relaxed, with good appetite and sound sleep. This is amazing!
Still no fixed date of surgery, waiting is torture!
Journal posted on September 9, 2010
Since my last post, still no final date has been set for my surgery. Yes, I am ready but waiting seems to be a torture, not just for me but for my family. Hopefully, good news from my doctor will come my way this afternoon,how I wish surgery could be done sooner.
In just a matter of 2-3 weeks, i will undergo aortic valve replacement. When I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis mid June 2010 and was told that I my aortic valve has to be replaced, it created a lot of trouble, I was emotionally and physically affected. I have so many questions in my mind,but I have no one to talk to because I haven't met or talked to any person of similar case as mine. I resorted to surfing the net about this condition only to find one and only solution, I really need a heart valve replacement with the symptoms and diagnosis I have. Until finally I found Adam Pick's website. I ordered the book "The Patient's Guide to Heart Valve Surgery". I was enlightened that I do not have to worry about the surgery. Now I am completely ready emotionally, physically and spiritually.I just hold on to my FAITH that I can make it. I will follow Adam Pick's advice what to bring to the hospital aside from the physical items, the "Top 5 Invisible Things To Bring to the Hospital": Courage,Trust, Healthy Thoughts, Patience and Love!