First the Wait,
Then the Date
The anticipation of and preparation
for heart valve surgery.
Replacing heart valves can be a tricky
business because it involves multiple
variables. It may become evident that a
patient is likely to need a valve replacement
well before the surgery actually becomes
necessary. Knowing that you’ll be needing
a serious heart surgery in the future, but
not knowing when, can wear on a person.
Michaeline Della Fera shares how she’s
feeling about being in that position. Then,
Christine Rekash shares the story of her
diagnosis and surgery and offers some
great pre-op guidance for others.