ARLINREPORT: WILL BE OUT OF COMMISSION AWHILE, HAVE A DATE WITH A HEART SURGEON


It is 4:35 AM CT, Friday April 26th (2019).   I am moments away from heading out the door for Missouri Baptist Hospital (St. Louis).    I have been waiting about 7-8 years for the cardiac surgeon to advise for an Aortic Valve replacement and replacement of Ascending Aortic tissue (tube) to replace the Aortic root anueryism.  All this due to my genetic Bicuspid Aortic Valve (which started leaking several years ago), which we discovered about 8 years ago.  The Aortic Valve in 98-99% of the population is Tricuspid (3 leaflets).  My Aortic Valve has 2 leaflets (Bicuspid).  Replacement of both these conditions are being done together (makes sense, they related).

I’ll be in ICU a couple of days, with a 4-5 day hospital stay if all goes well.   I understand I have a very good surgeon.   Will take 9-12 weeks for a full recovery, or one that will get me back to normal activity.

Will pick up where I left off soon.  I shall return!  🙂

PS……….go after those Dems.

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13 thoughts on “ARLINREPORT: WILL BE OUT OF COMMISSION AWHILE, HAVE A DATE WITH A HEART SURGEON”

    1. Thanks for your prayers, I am now home (got to come home a couple of days early was doing so well). Still have a long recovery yet, won’t get to play golf till July. Gives me more time to bounce on those damn Democrats. 🙂

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    1. Am home and doing really well. Missouri Baptist Medical Center did an outstanding job of pain management. I was doing so well I went home a couple of days early. Joining a fitness center back in November was the best thing I could have done. I had lost nearly 30 lbs up to my surgery. Made everything a little easier. ICU & PCU units couldn’t believe how well I was doing. Exercise, exercise, exercise! My recovery is long road yet, won’t be able to play golf until July. Thanks for your prayers!

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