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  1. J

    14yrs and still playing basketball @ 49

    Hello again. Thank you so much for all the positive replies. I just saw a fellow member celebrating his 52 years on a mechanical valve and he is 83 yrs old. All i can say is WOW! Im 49 and 14 years on my St Judes. Sometimes i honestly i forgot that i have it and tend to exert much effort in...
  2. J

    14yrs and still playing basketball @ 49

    Hi. Been away for quite some time. Been busy with work and active lifestyle. Having the surgery early in my life and listening to my heaven sent cardiologist has given me a very fruitful second life. I am very thankful to the Lord. The only reminder of my surgery is the mark on my chest. Hoping...
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    Body aches, Chills and Fever.

    tnx for the replies. would probably see my doctor tomorow. now no fever. but maybe because of the paracetamol. I also have a nasty bruise in my right arm. there is clot when im holding it i can feel a lump. Is this probably the reason of the chills and fever?
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    Body aches, Chills and Fever.

    Hi there. Im jepskie from the philippines. I am 6 years post op. Ive had AVR on April 2005. Im ok but right now i have a 2 day fever, body chills, body aches, Please advise what to do. tnx in advance.
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    Basketball Enthusiasts .

    I am happy to share that at day 16, Bruises are gone and the pain is very minial. Did some stationary biking. I am hoping that i cn play this Sunday. Yahoo!!!!
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    Basketball Enthusiasts .

    I know the feeling Alex. My wife is really against me still playing. She tells me that my glory days on the court is over, but when im playing with younger guys, i still can keep up with them although im more of an outside player than inside so the risk of banging is not really much. Still ...
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    Basketball Enthusiasts .

    Just an update guys. Today is day 11 after my injury. The pain from the collision is nearly gone and the bruise has improved considerably using just warm compress and a local chinese liniment called Katinko. Cant wait to play again.
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    Basketball Enthusiasts .

    Thank you very much for your replies. I guess we have the same bruising incident. Do you know of some cream or procedure to speed up clearing the bruise marks? I hope there is. Mines preety bad too. From Knee to up high in the thigh area. The ones on the back of the thigh is very dark. The pain...
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    Basketball Enthusiasts .

    Hi! I am Joey from the Philippines. I am 40 years old, a five year post AVR (St Jude's) patient. Before i was diagnosed with Endocarditis on December 2003, i was a very active ball player. After i was operated on April 2005 and fully recovered, i changed my activity to low impact ones. However...
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