So it seems like it has been forever since I did a blog post. Due to health issues, I have been absent on here for the better part of a year. I was born with Tetralogy of Fallot (heart problems) and every so many years I need to get my pulmonary valve replaced. Well after a long year of tests and laying in bed with zero energy, I finally had my 4th heart surgery in July 2014.
I am now feeling much better and looking forward to getting back to shooting photos and making great art. It is amazing how far technology has come. This was the first time they were able to do a new procedure that didn’t require full open heart surgery.
I’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who supported me along the way with well wishes and prayers. I have a new lease on life and lots of exciting stuff coming in the next few months.
Here are a few images and video from my surgery. They have special meaning to me as a photographer… a picture really is worth a thousand words…
You can the see the old valve leaking severely. blood is flowing in both directions
The first stent is put in place to crush the old valve out of the way. Still leaking severely
New valve is in place and blood is correctly flowing out of the heart only. Working perfectly!