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  • Broken ribs need Mitral valve repair

    This is the continuation of my Pre-surgery post. My friend Al wil be posting my status on this site starting Monday Feb 6. He will let you know what my status. I will have my phone number forwarded to a few contact people (Vonage makes that easy. So the next message about my condition will be from Al F. Take it away Al.:D

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    Once again, best wishes, Michael. We'll be awaiting the first post-surgery post with bated breath.

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    • #3
      Post-surgery Mitral Valve Repair

      Good luck. We'll be thinking of you and looking forward to updates on your recovery.

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      • #4
        This is Al F. I have know Michael since 1980 and we have remained good friends throughout the decades. We met in Wiesbaden, West Germany while we were both serving in the Air Force.

        I will be updating this thread until Michael recovers sufficiently to carry on himself. We are all praying for him today as he begins surgery.

        Yesterday (Sunday), Michael watched our beloved Seahawks play in their first SuperBowl game at our home. He brought red wine and summer sausage. I supplied Michael's fav candy, licorice. He left our home at 6 PM to sleep until 3:30 am when he plans on getting up for his 5:30 AM ride to the hospital.

        If you want to know more about me, follow this link: www.felkerhome.com.

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        • #5
          Al,
          I'm glad you will be able to post for Michael while he's away from the computer. It's always great to have good friends at a time like this.
          Mary

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          • #6
            Al -

            Thanks for posting for Michael. You sound like a super friend. We will be anxious to hear how his surgery went and I'm sure he will be fine. It is quite the experience, though, and my thoughts and prayers are with him.

            Christina L
            Congenital MVP with quadrangular resection repair and mitral annular ring placement, Cleveland, by Dr. Cosgrove, 11/06/03

            [COLOR="Blue"]"Don't fear tomorrow - God is already there."[/COLOR]
            [COLOR="DarkOrchid"][B]"WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS HAVING A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS HAVING A HUMAN EXPERIENCE."[/B][/COLOR]
            [COLOR="Green"][/COLOR]Chinese Proverb: When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

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            • #7
              AArgh and Double AARGH!!

              I had a slight temp today and my surgery was called off. I felt great (except for the flock of butterflies flying around in my stomache)

              However, the surgery was on a holding pattern. I got home, checked my temp and wouldn't you know it, it was normal.

              Ok, this is starting to get slightly anoying......

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              • #8
                IV lines 101

                I think the hospital just broke out a new line of IV's. I normally never have a problem being poked and prodded, however I think this last batch of IV's were of the new corkscrew variety.

                I usually judge blood draws on a 1-3 scale.

                1 Mosquito (very good)
                2 Bee sting (big bees and small bees)
                3.Wasp and Hornet stings. (These actually make you say ouch).

                Today they were using the new Charles Krug Cellers (My favorite vintor by the way), Corkscrew IV lines. They went way past the hornet sting stage. Very unusual.

                It was not me being hyper sensitive to the needle because the blood draws and IV's were pretty much split between mosquito and Corkscrew IV line.

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                • #9
                  What a bummer.:(

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                  • #10
                    Michael

                    sorry it was called off. I know you must disapointed. Did they reschedule you or do you go to the back of the line:rolleyes:

                    Best wishes,
                    No shoes, no shirt, no problem
                    AVR with Ablation -St Jude Mechanical--2006
                    ~Easy Does It~

                    The early bird get the worm but the second mouse gets the cheese.

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                    • #11
                      So sorry it was called off. What was your temp? Wondering if you just couldn't have been running a bit of one because of stress.

                      Also, thank you for having your friend Al post for you. That's very thoughtful of you to know we'd be waiting anxiously for good news.

                      Any idea when you give it a go again?

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                      • #12
                        I think you forgot #4 - Roto rooter (that's the one they save for me).

                        Sorry to hear this; it's happened to others here - I know I'd have been in a funk if it happened to me. After all - you can only be brave enough to walk into that hospital for ohs just so many times . . .

                        Hope they get to you soon, Michael. Hang in there.

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                        • #13
                          I cried when they postponed

                          my surgery to the next day, while in Cleveland. However, you sound like you are rolling with the punches (or blood draws), so to speak. Good for you. Has your surgery been rescheduled?

                          Christina L
                          Congenital MVP with quadrangular resection repair and mitral annular ring placement, Cleveland, by Dr. Cosgrove, 11/06/03

                          [COLOR="Blue"]"Don't fear tomorrow - God is already there."[/COLOR]
                          [COLOR="DarkOrchid"][B]"WE ARE NOT HUMAN BEINGS HAVING A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE, WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS HAVING A HUMAN EXPERIENCE."[/B][/COLOR]
                          [COLOR="Green"][/COLOR]Chinese Proverb: When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

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                          • #14
                            No rescheduled date yet

                            It looks like i will have to go back and forth from the eastside of Bellevue to
                            Seattle once a day to give blood for cultures.

                            Another cushing blow, my house that my (soon to be ex-wife) are selling has a lot of water in the crawlspace. Current estimates are about $10k.

                            I don't have it. My soon-to-be-ex has made no contributions towards the house yet at all. She took my money, ran and it was my job to fix the house. I am already out at least 8k and I simply do not have any more. she now is not returning my calls or the real estate agent.

                            We had a buyer, but their inspection revealed a lot of damage. It looks like I may just loose the house in foreclosure.

                            I really do not like days like this. My realtor just seems to call me up and says something idiodic like "by the way the blahblahblah needs repair" I need you to put $5000 on your credit card to fix it before I can sell it.

                            Well this turnup is dry. I am behind on mortgages, I have already invested in new carpet, paint and about 10k other work, now the realtor wants more. I really have had it. The well is dry. Plus my wife called me yesterday and asked me during the superbowl game, what arrangements I made in case I died. Just like that! I told her that until the court says otherwise we are still legally married and it is a community property state. she seemed happy and hung up the phone.

                            It was not "how are you"? It was "How much do I get if you are dead?"

                            I was shocked. But in another way it illistrated what I was living with the last 14 years.

                            Whew!

                            :(

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                            • #15
                              So sorry

                              You really are having a crummy day and no "happy juice" to make it tolerable. So sorry that you were not able to have the surgery and get it over with today. Hope it won't be too long before you will join us in postop.
                              Joanne

                              Mitral Valve repair Univ of MD hospital 8/15/05
                              emergency tracheotomy during surgery.
                              11/4/05 implanted loop monitor due to syncope
                              1/07 Medtronic implanted pacemaker
                              Implanted loop recorder removed after diagnosing the problem.

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