Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
So it has been six years today since my little ticker was expertly stitched in place! Still going strong, cardiolog happy – no problems, feel lucky to be alive. Thanks Graeme for this great support group.
Goodness me ! it is now 4 years since my tick tick thump Sorin valve became part of me. All is well, no problems INR spot on thanks to Coagucheck. Lots of sport, healthy eating (a few cheeky reds) and an early reitirement deal. thanks yet again to Graeme for this fantastic site. Happy summer to you all. Love Kevin
How time zooms along! - Almost 2 months in since my replacement valve. All going well, tired in the afternoons and early evening, and a very load thumping (no clicking) of the heart at times.
I am managing 45 minutes of walking (being pulled along by my 55 kg Beauceron) in the mornings, followed up by about half an hour's cycling in the afternoon ( no Beauceron at this stage).
My cardiolog is happy with the outcome of operation and my recovery. I am having trouble getting my…Continue
The operation was a great success, the only bad part for me were the mild hallucinations whilst in intensive care. The team at clinique Pasteur http://www.clinique-pasteur.com/front were fabulous they made each step of the journey as confortable as possible.
I have now been transfred to my « centre de readaptaion at midi gascongne » http://www.midi-gascogne.com/ today is…Continue
Hi All ! Had my meeting with the anesthetist yesterday - far too much detail :-)) , number of tubes etc etc... All set for the big day, I remain positive, thanks not only to friends and family but also to the support this site and its members offer. Cheers Kevin
I am due to have a St Jude’s Aortic valve fitted on August 3rd 2012 – my question is this - although reasonably fit, not overweight, should I try and get a little fitter – loose a couple of kilos. In addition, I do enjoy a couple or three glasses of wine of an evening, should I cut this out all together.