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      Zoltania replied to the thread Mitral repair.
      What instrument do you play? I play clarinet and tuba, and when I was in the hospital for my surgery I was told that I have "long...
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      Congratulations! Thank you for sharing the details of your experience. Glad you got to enjoy your beer!
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      Zoltania reacted to DebraB's post in the thread T minus 12 days with Like Like.
      Hi Kate, I was so scared about the tube down my throat! But I figured It wouldn't be in for too long. I have zero memory of that tube...
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      Zoltania replied to the thread Overwhelmed about warfarin.
      It's amazing how medical organizations that should know better can get this kind of thing wrong. I was told that I shouldn't even shave...
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      Zoltania reacted to Chuck C's post in the thread Aortic valve with Like Like.
      Welcome to the forum. And welcome to the club, a club that nobody is excited to be a member of, but we're all sure glad that it's...
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      Zoltania reacted to vitdoc's post in the thread Overwhelmed about warfarin with Like Like.
      You mentioned that you are self testing. The next step is to learn to dose the INR appropriately on your own. This will enable your son...
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      Zoltania replied to the thread T minus 12 days.
      Hi Kate, Everyone's experience with waking up is different. If you read the archives of the post-surgery forum, you'll learn more about...
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      Zoltania reacted to dornole's post in the thread Any advice welcome with Like Like.
      I find it helpful to say “cross that bridge when I come to it” or “might not even be an issue why darken my whole month, wait and see.”...
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      Zoltania replied to the thread Any advice welcome.
      Hi Ricaldo, Anxiety is very natural in this situation and can be hard to deal with. I'm glad you are getting help with medication. Have...
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      Zoltania reacted to dornole's post in the thread Just found out. with Like Like.
      Yeah, not a fan of the TEE and the gagging, but after they realize I can’t tolerate it they medicate me quick and no more problem. : )...
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      Zoltania reacted to Chuck C's post in the thread Just found out. with Like Like.
      Welcome to the forum Monica. I’m very sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Having said that, there is some really good news. 1) Your...
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      Zoltania reacted to erricojj's post in the thread Greetings ! Getting close to my SAVR. with Like Like.
      Update: My SAVR went off without a problem. Took my first walk. Just getting out of ICU. Chest tubes supposed to come out tomorrow...
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      Zoltania reacted to Stevebav's post in the thread Greetings ! Getting close to my SAVR. with Like Like.
      Hi - you sound to be pretty well prepared mentally and the fitter you are the better for recovery. Your description of explaining away...
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      Zoltania replied to the thread New Valve.
      I don't remember that feeling from my MVR surgery, but when I came out of anesthesia for a laparoscopic appendectomy last year, I felt a...
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      Zoltania replied to the thread MV regurgitation with prolapse.
      It was under my right breast, about five inches long. The surgeon told me beforehand that I would still be able to wear a bikini. That...
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