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OT, Wife did fine

Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
edited 6:21AM in EggHead Forum
My wifes aortic heart valve replacement surgery went extremely well today. Minimaly invasive procedure took less than 4 hrs, she should be home by the end of the week. :cheer:
Thanks to all for your thoughts, prayers, and good wishes :)

Capt Frank
Homosassa, FL


  • Frank: Thanks for the GREAT news! Our thoughts still with you both that she has a smooth and rapid recovery! :)
  • Great news! Thanks.
  • MaineggMainegg Posts: 7,787
    That is wonderful Frank! we missed you guys this weekend, but glad that is behind you now instead of still ahead!
  • Frank, Best news I heard in quite awhile.
    Thanks so much for sharing and may your wife have a speedy recovery.
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  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,022
    Glad to hear it, Frank!! I had no idea heart surgery could be "minimally invasive"?!!

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 6,912
    Great news Frank.
    Best wishes,
    Thank you,

    Galveston Texas
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,954
    Frank, glad to hear all went well, here's wishing her a speedy recovery.
  • rsmdalersmdale Posts: 2,472
    Great news Frank prayers for a speedy recovery and not too long until she is enjoying your egged food!


  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Great to hear Frank.
  • "minimally invasive"

    wife has had two aorta surgeries, maybe twenty and twelve years ago.

    anything but "minimally invasive" then. they go in thru the back?
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Thanks all, just a few years ago [and still in some patients] the aortic valve replacement required splitting the sternum, which adds hours to the procedure and months to the recovery. Now, with the minimal invasive method, the surgery is half the time and recovery is 6 weeks instead of six months. Nothing short of amazing :cheer:
    I will be sure to show her all of your responses when she gets home :)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
    Fantastic news indeed. Thanks for letting us know. Our prayers are with your family.

    Kent & Shelagh
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    No, they went in above her right breast with a 2" incision and another in her groin for the heart-lung machine and god knows what else, but the surgeon worked through that small cut in her chest. They do use some sort of "spreader" device to create a little more access for the procedure.

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • Outstanding news - hopefully a quick recovery
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,672
    Good news Frank, I hope the recovery goes just as well
  • i hope that means she will have a brief and easy recovery. wishing her the best. it's maybe getting easy for the doctors these days, but it ain't any easier on you two, i bet.

    great news. glad she's on her way to a full recovery
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    I'm really glad to hear that Frank. Let the healing begin!
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  • Frank, I'm so glad your wife is on her way to recovery. I hope that her recovery is rapid.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Capt. Frank,
    Glad to hear all went well and I'm sure you're both looking forward to her return home. Wishing her a speedy recovery.

  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Great news! All the BEST to you and yours! :)
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Prayers offered for your wife and her continued recovery. My husband underwent an aortic valve replacement a little over a year ago - he is doing much better. I sincerely hope that your wife is blessed by this procedure - the miracles of modern medicine never cease to amaze, but the blessings of our Lord are simply divine.
  • Exactly what we wanted to hear.

    Good news.

  • krickskricks Posts: 244
    Great to hear Capt. Frank. Give her our best and you too. There are always two in a deal like this. The terms minimally invasive, slight concussion and my favorite "some discomfort" are always terms applied to someone else. Take care of her and yourself.
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Thanks to all, it has been a long day, I'm signing off for the night:)

    Capt Frank
    Homosassa, FL
  • ResQueResQue Posts: 1,045
    Awesome, congrats to the both of you!
  • Here's to a speedy never know how much a wife does until she's ill. Bless you both.

    Odessa, Fl.
  • glad to hear the good news :)
  • All ways good to hear good news. Just amazing what they can do now. She should be back up running you crazy in no time!! :laugh:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    That's great Frank. I can't imagine the type of stress you both must have been going through. All the best to her in a quick recovery.
  • Happy news! Prayers for a speedy full recovery.
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