I am a manager of a very unique cancer center. My specialty is Radiation Oncology. I know cancer better than cardiology, but my docs were residents at Mayo and say I have the best care possible there!
I fly out from my home in Billings, MT in the a.m. to Mayo in Rochester. Getting my workup this week, followed by septal myectomy next Monday. This feels like a big deal to me. I was referred after being pulled off a stress echo in January by my cardiologist. I turn 60 on March 20th. This was a shocker having to get this done. Thought I could wait a few more years. But, I get it. My biggest fear is waking up intubated. After that I accept a lot of rehab to get back to a wonderful life. I am spending my time in Rochester alone, so will just try to relax and be positive before the operation. My brother will arrive the night of surgery and be around after that.
I am very anxious. I am the worst patient and just want to be independent, but I know I have to let go of that.
Thanks for listening to me. Pace