Well, this week I had another surgery. Hopefully the last! It was to close up a flap in my heart that did not close when I was little like it supposed to. I guess everyone has a natural opening between the left and right atriums when they are born. Then, the flap closes up before 2 years of age. If it doesn't close, then your blood travels between the atriums even when it is not supposed to. That means that unfiltered blood can go back into your body because it didn't ever go to your lungs to be oxygenated.
This animated video shows the procedure pretty well. I have a little bit different device though. I have the Gore helix device. Ironically, Gore is a brand that also makes guitar strings. Craig is endorsed by Gore so he gets free strings. My Gore "strings" weren't free. But, now I have musical heart strings!
Now, I am just tired and bruised. But, recovery is going well. Much better than other surgeries. I think the tonsilectemy still wins as being the worst!