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August 2012 Blog Posts (5)

Thanks Graeme for all your hard work - I really want this Website to grow and continue to help other

Hi Graeme, I completely understand about the introduction of subscription fees. It must have taken a lot of your time over the years to 'control' this site. Thank you very much for starting it and organising it for so long. It has helped me so much over the past 10 months during the very stressful time of Pre & Post OP. It's hard to put into words how helpful this site has been for me & my family and I know it will continue to help me. I wanted to give something back to everyone on…


Added by Martina on August 31, 2012 at 18:52 — 3 Comments

Day 1 center de readaptation

Hi All 

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  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 »  today is…


Added by Kevin David Parvin on August 13, 2012 at 15:28 — 1 Comment

Op date for Mitral Valve Surgery

Saw the cardiac surgeon earlier this week at Leeds. I now have my op date - August 28th.  Sooner than I thought.  He will try for repair first but if not a mechanical heart valve seems the better choice.  Find myself in a bit of a spin and trying to get organised.  I think alot of displacement activity is going on! Wondered if anyone had been told that a mitral valve repair would be tried for, but ended up with a mechanical heart valve?

Any practical tips on getting prepared for…


Added by Janet Hogger on August 12, 2012 at 8:16 — 14 Comments

mhv allota

Hi everyone on the site

i have been reading some of the posts and if anyone want advice on living with a mhv, and what effects it has please drop me aline most of the questions on hear I have a answer for, my valve will be 26 on the 12/8/2012 so carnt wait[ my ex wifes birthday by the way ] my valve is working fine its the rest of me that is getting creeeeky I am 56 years old so come on bring it on I would like to help if I can.

regards Stuart.




Added by Stuart hampton on August 7, 2012 at 19:08 — No Comments

A step closer!

Hi at last eventually had angiogram yesterday to check arteries and all looking good.Aortic valve is 'very distorted'.

Now going to be referred to surgeon at Derriford Hospital for the valve replacement.

It seems so much more real again now as waited so long for the angiogram and also spent a day in hospital 2 weeks ago for angoigram to be cancelled at 4pm!

Waiting time is around 16 weeks so hopefully sorted before xmas!

Added by Lee-Anne Bray on August 3, 2012 at 21:27 — 3 Comments


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