Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
Hi i met with the surgeon today. Great to be able to put a face to the name! He explained all whats to happen as i need aortic valve replacement and also ascending aorta replacement. Aorta not too dilated yet but will progress within the next 5 years so he said will replace it the same time. I asked how long will i have to wait and i think i was shocked as i can have the operation in November. But he also said with 2 young children perhaps i may want to wait till January so i can enjoy xmas.…Continue
Maybe I m a bit barmy but wanted to have some memories from the very first day after the surgery. If I had my way I would have had the surgery recorded but didnt dare asking. Is fascinating how clever and brilliant surgeons and medical staff are.
So first pic waving is in ICU when they woke me up. All I remember is that I was starving, I was laughing lots (morphine) and the nurse was feeding me yogurt.
I also remember that my back, lungs felt like burning and wanted nothing…Continue