Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Four Reasons I Am Thankful For Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery!

Yeah, Yeah I know! Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery as a topic for a post? Again? I am sure that you guys are getting tired of hearing about my heart issues and my procedure that I had done, but I have to say, I am just so happy! There was a long period of time that I thought I was stuck with the pain and worry of my heart condition, but I am so glad that I had the option of getting it fixed! 

So, here are the reasons I am thankfully that minimally invasive heart surgery exists!


REASON #1: ONE NIGHT HOSPITAL STAY! 

I was so lucky to only have to stay in the hospital for one night following my catheter ablation. My electrophysiologist told me that around ten years ago, the procedure I had done would have been more than a week's stay in the hospital, possibly two! So, I am very grateful that I only had to be away from my babies for one night!

REASON #2: NO SCARS FOR ME! 
I am so happy that I have no scars from my procedure! I had two small "pinholes" on either side of my groin, and they used radiofrequency to "burn" the bad parts off of my heart. No one ever even got close to my chest (from the outside anyways!) I can't even see those insertion spots anymore! My doctor says that once again, around ten years ago, this procedure would have been a real Open Heart Surgery, and left me with a horrible scar! 

REASON #3: PIECE OF CAKE! 
Seriously, for a "heart procedure", this was a piece of cake for me! I took a nap, while they fixed my heart! No complications at all! No infections, hardly any pain to deal with, and just a tiny (TINY!) bit of bleeding around my insertion sites! Ahhh, and I was so worried! 

REASON #4: I'M ALL BETTER! 
I guess, technically, this should be reason #1, huh? LOL! I am so happy that my symptoms are gone, and my Wolff-Parkinson White Syndrome is now *CURED*, baby! No more chest pain, dizziness, headaches, being so tired I literally couldn't walk, it's all gone now! I can't tell you guys how weird and great it is to be able to breathe normally, and just have the peace of mind that no matter what I am doing, that I am not going to have "an episode", and I don't have to be scared all the time anymore! 

There you have it folks! Yet another shrine by me to Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery! And, I am completely unapologetic! As long as my heart stays "fixed", I will keep singing the praises!

This is a sponsored post for NYC Cardiac and Vascular Institute, however, all thoughts, opinions and views are 100% my own. 

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