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  1. elMIguel

    NIH Reports TAVI/TAVR as more routine, open to moderate risk patients, and then some

    Suckyvalvegurl- I‘m having my consult with Dr. Doolabh tomorrow afternoon provided my local hospital gets the TEE and echo results to him by then. I hope my experience goes as smoothly as yours.
  2. elMIguel

    56 and asymptomatic and in shock!

    Indeed. That struck me right to my core.
  3. elMIguel

    56 and asymptomatic and in shock!

    Yes, you nailed it. That’s what I need to work on. You guys are great. You’ve been through this and I have much to learn.
  4. elMIguel

    56 and asymptomatic and in shock!

    Pellicle, Would you believe that I have a copy of Meditations and The Daily Stoic on my nightstand? I started reading them before bedtime starting early last year but drifted away. You are right. Time to pick them up again.
  5. elMIguel

    56 and asymptomatic and in shock!

    Thank so much Dick and thank you for affirming that I am on the right track. You are definitely right about the seeing the forest for the trees! I'll get information more specific to my case when I have my surgical consult on Monday, but in the meantime can you or anyone help me understand the...
  6. elMIguel

    56 and asymptomatic and in shock!

    I’m consulting with a surgeon at UT Southwestern on Monday and am interested in hearing about anyone else’s experiences with mini-thoractomy (or anything that can help me deal with the overwhelming anxiety of it all). Feel free to refer me to another thread if appropriate.
  7. elMIguel

    So I had my consult with my cardiologist yesterday and have scheduled to have a surgical consult...

    So I had my consult with my cardiologist yesterday and have scheduled to have a surgical consult on Monday and heart cath on Tuesday. Things are starting to get real. God, I wish I could shake this anxiety.
  8. elMIguel

    A slight crisis of confidence

    Thanks so much Pete. I've spent many, many hours in the past month obsessively reading about the technical aspects of my condition. Although important, it hasn't been comforting. If I survive this, I want to know what kind of life I can expect on the other side. That's what I'm getting from...
  9. elMIguel

    A slight crisis of confidence

    You mirror my own thoughts Janner. A crisis in confidence indeed. I went from feeling strong, confident and in control to the opposite in a day. Fear of not being around for my wife and daughter. Fear of being a fragile and perpetual "patient". Finding this board and reading all the...
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