2nd grand baby born early just in time for me at be able to be there💞💞💞
Update posted on...
July 1, 2015
Pre-op completed this morning...everything is in place for surgery on Tuesday. I feel less anxiety than I have since I found out my surgery was needed. All of the staff that I interacted with today @ Cedars-Sinai were so encouraging and compassionate and they also re confirmed my choice of hospital, procedure (DaVinci Robotic) and surgeon (Dr. Alfredo Trento). I am having mitral value repair and I am ready!
On another note, I also just found out that my 2nd grandchild will be born before my surgery. Baby will be a little early but her doctors feel the baby is no longer getting nourishment. My daughter will be 38 weeks when they induce labor in the 4th!
Yesterday I did my 1st round of Autolocous blood donation. I was a bite surprised that my iron was low and I have been told now I will need to increase my level before 2nd donation in 2 weeks. I did do my normal Monday AM walk as well yesterday for 1 1/2 hours but admittedly it is becoming more difficult to do. I am hoping to be able to make my aerobics class tomorrow am before the break in class for 1 1/2 weeks. Fingers crossed. Still trying to keep my schedule and activities as normal as possible...
Tomorrow I will be heading down to do my 1st contribution for "banking my own blood". I am B- and I am glad I will do this "just in case". I found out the only donors for my blood type are B- and O-. Been doing my part to drink lots of extra water, eating protein, complex carbohydrates, and hopefully a few things pumped up my iron.
I really wish I had asked more questions regarding the specific type of surgery I am having. I have all my appointments set, blood banks two times, and a day of pre-op tests Has anyone else had the Davinci robotic surgery?