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Kevin David Parvin's Blog (6)

Happy birthday to my Sorin St Jude MHV

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.

Cheers Kevin

Added by Kevin David Parvin on August 3, 2018 at 8:38 — 1 Comment

4 years post op !

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

Added by Kevin David Parvin on August 13, 2016 at 18:01 — 2 Comments

2 Months Post Op !

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…


Added by Kevin David Parvin on September 30, 2012 at 16:44 — 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

Anesthetist meeting over and done with !

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


Added by Kevin David Parvin on July 24, 2012 at 13:45 — 3 Comments

Pre Operation preperation

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.

Added by Kevin David Parvin on June 15, 2012 at 9:33 — 6 Comments


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