On September 10, 2015, I underwent heart surgery. The specific procedure was a mitral valve repair. It was the first operation I’d ever had, and in fact the first time I’d ever been hospitalized overnight. The following posts tell the story of my experience being a heart surgery patient. I’m recovered now, but it was a scary thing to go through.
1. I get the diagnosis that one of my heart’s valves needs to be repaired
2. I choose a hospital and schedule the surgery
3. During the week prior to the surgery, I undergo pre-operative procedures