Support Group for Mechanical & Artificial Heart Valve Surgery & Using Warfarin
Hi everyone, I am now a couple of months post op and still struggling to build up my somewhat depleted energy reserves. Was due to start rehab tomorrow but can't go now as I have caught a nasty cold,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Millard Sep 30, 2012.
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Hi Everyone, well after 2 days in ICU and 6 days on the ward I went home.
Today is day 3 at home and I am feeling fantastic, my only setback having been "the sneeze" (despite Graham's warning), following which out came the strong pain killers. The most important piece of equipment without doubt is that "COMFY" blanket!:-)
I am being careful and doing everything at a slow pace as recommended, but notwithstanding the same I can't describe how much more alive I feel now and I am…Continue
Posted on July 26, 2012 at 12:39 — 6 Comments
Had My Aortic Valve replaced yesterday, 16th July, with a MHV. All going well and they had me up and walking this afternoon. Thank you for all the good advice, positive thoughts and kind words. Will post more when I am discharged and at home. For those still waiting, keep up the positive thought it really helps.
And finally welcome back Neil, see you in a few weeks or so!
Posted on July 17, 2012 at 20:24 — 7 Comments
Hi guys, Had my pre-op (xray, blood test, breathing, etc) yesterday and all is ok. Now starting to panic, no choice going forward, Monday is the day. Looking forward to feeling better after the op and letting you know how easy it all is :-). Cheers, Dave
Posted on July 10, 2012 at 16:52 — 6 Comments
Went to Southampton General today for a final assessment and discussions as to the options available. The medical staff were great. Armed with the new found wealth of information and advices received my decision has been made, so all things being equal I should be a grateful recipient of a MHV in the near (or not so near) future. That having been said I await a date for the operation and given the back log they have at the hospital it could be as far away as August. In this aspect they were…Continue
Posted on May 10, 2012 at 19:49