Today it has been 15 years since my septal myectomy at Mayo Clinic!
It’s hard to believe, and lots has happened since my open heart surgery, but I wanted to post today to let everyone know that it was totally worth it. The best decision I ever made. I have been working full time since the surgery, have been working on this blog and have a busy life as a wife, mother and daughter.
You can read my first blog about my surgical experience here.
Of course the COVID pandemic has been challenging for all of us, but I am grateful for the blessing of the great medical care that has allowed me to continue living my best possible life, even if it is currently limited by the circumstances.
If you are on the fence wondering if this surgery is worth it, I am here to tell you it absolutely was. You can see a collection of resources I gathered about myectomy. Also, if you are wondering what it is like to visit a place like Mayo Clinic, I wrote a travelogue here.
And here are some words from my Mayo Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Steve Ommen, about the role of a specialty center in HCM care. Or you can read a recent interview with Dr. Ommen on Medscape here.
Meanwhile, wishing you all good health!