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Midlo_dave

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Get my new ON-X aortic valve installed on Monday. Had the surgery scheduled for about a month now. It was good to have time to prepare but tough having it slowly creep toward me. Feeling as good about it, as can be expected. Its time. I am incredibly fortunate to have a close family and friends and very supportive employer/coworkers.
 

dick0236

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Welcome to the group. From your bio you have had somewhat similar heart surgeries before so you have some idea of what is ahead of you. Hopefully, this will be your last heart surgery.......and with the mechanical valve your chances of not needing another surgery are very high. Good luck and Godspeed!
 

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I thought you were scheduled for Friday. Oh well, it just gives you an extra weekend to worry about it. DON’T! It’ll only get your blood pressure up. Do some fun things with family and friends to take your mind off it. The chances of you being the rare case that has complications, especially in light of you general good health, is tiny. You’ll be on the other side before you know it. Do well (and follow instructions - don’t be a wise ass like I was ).
 

BillDaThrill

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Get my new ON-X aortic valve installed on Monday. Had the surgery scheduled for about a month now. It was good to have time to prepare but tough having it slowly creep toward me. Feeling as good about it, as can be expected. Its time. I am incredibly fortunate to have a close family and friends and very supportive employer/coworkers.
Best of luck to ya Dave. I'm on month 19 of my On-X and real happy. Looking forward to positive reports on your recovery.
 

thomas999

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Get my new ON-X aortic valve installed on Monday. Had the surgery scheduled for about a month now. It was good to have time to prepare but tough having it slowly creep toward me. Feeling as good about it, as can be expected. Its time. I am incredibly fortunate to have a close family and friends and very supportive employer/coworkers.
My prayers to you, and am confident all will go well. Your last comment about close family and friends who support you is very important!
 

Midlo_dave

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Thanks for all of the well wishes! Much appreciated!
My procedure has been delayed. Surgeon just called and he is sick. Wednesday may be the next opportunity ....if he is feeling better. It is frustrating to be in a holding pattern, however, I definitely want the surgeon to be at the top of his game. I appreciate that he didn't try to push through if he was not 100%.
 

Chuck C

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Best of luck Dave! We'll see you on the other side!

Please give us a little update on how your recovery is coming along once you feel up to it.
 

jeffp

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Update on midlo-dave.
Heard from his wife that he had successful surgery yesterday and is doing well. Still intubated and sedated as expected. The expectation is to extubate today, which is a good sign.
I’m sure Dave will update us with details once he’s home and coherent.
 

Midlo_dave

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Surgery at Chippenham JW hospital in central Virginia was successful! Had some struggles with seizures, likely from anesthesia. But will (should) go home on Wednesday (one week post-op) with a new ON-X and aortic root. Long term prognosis is very positive. Will need to learn about INR and Coumadin. Very fortunate to be surrounded by supportive friends and family!
 

dick0236

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Glad to see you are on the other side of the mountain. Warfarin should not be a problem for you......but it may take a little time to maintain your INR range. After the standard three-month waiting period I would encourage you to self-test at home.
 
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