Valve replacement surgery

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Vicky
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   Posted 4/29/2005 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
 
  Hello to all..........the time has come !!..........Thursday of this coming week I am booked for surgery to replace my aortic valve. Yes I AM  scared 'witless' but at the same time trying very hard to remember all the positive things. I met the surgeon yesterday and his words were .........."You are my very first ". Now I did have to see the funny side of it (I think!!)  but I wonder 'very first what?'. If I was his first 'replacement' then I guess at least he will be more careful than if he had been doing it for years !! yeah    .........wouldn't look very good on his record if 'very first' ended up a 'write off' now would it. :-)
   Hope all are coping well and in as good health as possible..........Vicky (Australia) eyes

Teri16
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   Posted 4/29/2005 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Vicky!! tongue
 
I'm glad you're waiting time is almost over and you can get this fixed and enjoy life a bit more! 
 
You'll have to fill us in on everything...like what were your symptoms beforehand?  What type of replacement are you having done?  Mechanical, or biological?
 
I can tell you one thing, you are sure to feel better afterwards!! 
 
By the way...do you think your Dr. was teasing you?! :)
 
My best wishes to you, Vicky!
 
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curley
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   Posted 4/30/2005 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Vicky Hi,just wanted to say good luck and i will keep you in my prayers.I to have aortic valve that does not work right.How long have you had this problem?

Just a little bit about me,I have crohns,ra,oa.I don't post very much on here but I will be around much moore.Let us all know how it goes.


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Teri16
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   Posted 4/30/2005 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Curley! tongue
 
Welcome to the Cardiovascular Board!!
 
I'm sorry to hear that you, too, are having aortic valve problems and that's why you are here...please come on over here whenever you have any questions, or just need to vent!
 
Here are a couple of sites to view and get some more info from re the aortic valve & the replacement of;
 
 
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Vicky
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   Posted 5/19/2005 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   

 

  Hi there to all  (Terri and Curley )........thank you for your thoughts and good wishes. I am now back home (May 20th) and have been for a week now. Sorry not to have replied earlier but only found your reply Curley couple of days ago. Well.......all has gone very well I am glad to say. I only had the usual average one week stay in hospital. I can honestly say the worst part for me was the anticipation of it all. When I was  sick in hospital fifteen months  ago and diagnosed with crohns disease I felt and was in a far worse state  than I am now (touch wood !) Like you curley.......I too have Crohns !! In fact........I was also diagnosed with Parkinsons this year !! so it really has been a year full of activity and (non)excitement (like heck!)

 Back to the 'brand spanking new valve' I  am now sporting.............it shows every sign of being a success.............I have already found myself being able to walk  much better a couple of times than I have for months and months. Its not the same every day but it is still early days and is at least looking very promising. Curley........if you felt inclined for email contact anytime......very welcome...(even though I am in Australia )..........my email is available Thanks again both, Vicky :-)


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   Posted 5/19/2005 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Vicky, Welcome back!! tongue
 
I'm so glad to hear your surgery was a success and that all is better for you now!! yeah Do you know that we have other forums here at HealingWell that deal with other diseases like Crohn's and Parkinson's?!  If you'd care to check them out, please feel free to do that and make yourself at home!!
 
You seem to have a wonderful attitude and that's what will help you get through all this and help you with life in general.  My best wishes to you, Vicky!!
 
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