I'm about two weeks away from getting a new aortic valve in my heart. I'm very healthy, and am going to have the "crack open the chest, cut it out and replace it" option. Minimally-invasive and TAVR procedures are not for me because I'm so healthy, or so the docs say.
I won't be able to drive a car for six weeks after the event. As to riding, it'll be Winter in Boston so I had not planned to be doing much riding anyway. I would hope to hear from anyone who has had this kind of surgery and returned (or not) to riding. I figured I'd be good to go sometime in March, but perhaps I'm being too optimistic.
Any advice or experience anyone has I would certainly welcome. If it's easier or more private, a PM on the Forum, or to my real email address: jgamelpi at gmail.com would be great.
Thanks - John