Living with a Mechanical Heart Valve: Click.Tick.Thump. Love It!

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October 2012 Blog Posts (3)

Visit to the surgeon!

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.…


Added by Lee-Anne Bray on October 22, 2012 at 20:00 — 3 Comments

Sharing couple of pics from hospital

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…


Added by nic nic on October 21, 2012 at 19:27 — 3 Comments

My Mechanical Heart Valve is 1 Year old today !

12 months ago today I had my surgery at St Georges Hospital to replace my Aortic valve with an ATS open pivot mechanical valve as well as a graft to replace a section of my ascending Aorta.
It was a two year wait for me from diagnosis to surgery. Without any…

Added by John French on October 6, 2012 at 7:00 — 5 Comments


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