On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 the LVAD team at Stanford Medical successfully implanted the HeartWare device. My mother, husband Mark and family friend David Wilson all patiently waited for the surgery to conclude. It Works! I feel so much better. It is amazing how well a healthy beating heart feels. I am in awe of science and technology. When I am through healing from the open heart surgery, I will be listed on the UNOS organ transplant list awaiting an O+ heart. I was discharged Monday, April 3rd and am staying with my family in Palo Alto near Stanford for two weeks.
Mar 20, 2017
I am undergoing LVAD surgery at Stanford Hospital. I am looking forward to feeling so much better with the LVAD and waiting for a heart. -Shelli