After months of delays and people not following through I finally have a surgery date. Seems strange to be excited about having heart surgery but I am ready to get this all put behind me. Now to keep the positive attitude and think about the outcome and not dwell on the unknown.
I was supposed to meet with my cardiologist today and discuss surgery plans. He got called to the hospital and I had to reschedule my appointment for late October. I just want to get things set in motion and put this all behind. I just seems painstakingly slow.
I met with my cardiologist today and he finally said it is time for mitral valve repair. With my worsening symptoms and having had tests to rule out other heart issues the timing is right. I am excited to be moving to a resolution although I am sure given some time I will be apprehensive. I will be having a TEE in September after which we will discuss plans.
He mentioned there is a small window of opportunity for repair. I suppose I am lucky that I had symptoms to draw attention to the issue. I wonder how many people are asymptomatic and miss their window of opportunity for repair.