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I made it thru to the other side. Surgery was on Friday morning. 2 days in ICU and released to private room early this afternoon. Went well. My surgeon chose the On-X 23mm as best for my anatomy. Took a walk around the floor a few hours ago. Pain management is good and minimal. I believe my previous mini sternotomy was more painful than the full. But they put in 4 drainage tubes this time. 2 were pulled yesterday,
Valver update: OHS Aortic valve replacement surgery #2 was April 25th 2016 to replace my Medtronic Freestyle porcine (lasted 9 years) with a 23mm Edwards Magna bovine valve. Seems fine almost 5 years post surgery. Not sure what my choices are going to be for my next valve update. Love to all my fellow valve replacement brothers and sisters! Godspeed!
Haven't checked in for a while. I've been living in the dream-world of not being a two time OHS aortic tissue valve replacement patient. :)
Feb 11 is my 53 birthday. Life continues. :)