8 month post surgery update; Climbing the mountain with Dennis
Things have been really going good since my surgery back in March. At this point, it is hard to imagine that I had OHS 8 months ago. For several months now I have felt totally normal.
Last month it was my pleasure to introduce my friend Dennis to Mt. Monserate. I met Dennis through this forum a couple months before his valve surgery. He is now in recovery from surgery and doing great. At the time we climbed the mountain together, he was 14 weeks out from surgery. He did amazing! Good job Dennis! Mt Monserate is a good challenge as it is a 1.6 mile hike straight up, at an average 14% grade, with a total elevation gain of 1,200ft.
Anyway, for anyone who stumbles across this thread, please know that if you are facing valve surgery you will be back to climbing mountains, or whatever your thing is, in no time at all. Recovery can be very rewarding.
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