NO SURGERY! Special thanks. After weeks of preparation for open heart surgery, my wife and I traveled to Queen's Hospital in Honolulu. We meet with the cardiologists for a pre open heart surgery and coronary ultrasound. The doctor canceled both procedures. He said that within six months to a year the FDA is approving a non evasive procedure; a MitraClip that is delivered by catheter and clips the heart’s mitral valve. He said I was number two on the list.
My special thanks to all my friends, family and artist that prayed and gave special thoughts my way. I especially thank my priest, Fr. John Schroedel and Bishop Benjamin, Bishop of San Francisco and the West, who gave personal prayer.
I can now look forward to painting and trust the FDA approves the MitraClip.