The content below may be considered too graphic for some people. If you are squeamish about seeing blood or surgery in progress you should skip this post/video.
Video of my heart operation
I have been debating for some time about sharing this video, but I decided to do it today. As I mentioned above, do not watch this if you are not comfortable with this type of content. You can see my heart, and see it beating in the video.
When I had open heart surgery in November 2016, my surgeon asked me if I wanted him to make a video of the operation for me. I was surprised by the question, but I said yes, I thought it would be interesting to see what happened.
Another surprise was that my surgeon told me that he had never done this for any other patient, I was the first (and I believe the last) patient that he made this offer to. I am not sure why he offered to do it.
The video if next. If you are not comfortable watching something like this, please do not watch!
Don’t allow yourself to get into this kind of situation! You don’t want this, it is not fun! I was in surgery for nearly 12 hours. Before the surgery, I almost died! My doctors said my heart condition was caused by my lifestyle and 25 years of diabetes. Thankfully I have turned both of those things around, and now I feel I have many more years of life ahead of me!