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    Staying the Course -- May 11, 2020

    Regardless if you've known your hairdreser for years, you still don't know what they're doing when not cutting your hair. Cutting other peoples hair? You still need to socially distance in my opinion and I don't think that is possible. My hairdresser I have known for years too but her daughter...
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    Staying the Course -- May 11, 2020

    How is hairdresing meant to happen with social distancing though?
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    I have the coronavirus.

    My Daughter is only 30 and Im convinced she has it but she couldn't get a test. Mostly because she works from home. She had a temperature as high a 39 degrees and she had dreadful pain in her back and kidneys. She has returned to work (from home) has a 2 year old to deal with and not feeling...
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    Are we high risk?

    I just wanted to say that being vulnerable TO the virus is not an issue for us. I think that is people who are on immunosuppressants. The effect on some of us is how ill we get if we get it. I don't seem to have been earmarked for that either and I am pre surgery. I don't particularly want...
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    Are we high risk?

    Ive not been following this thread so far as the whole thing leaves me in fear. I guess Im going to have to make some kind of contact with my hospital and surgeon because I have no idea what is going on. No new symptoms though when Im sure I will be in touch. With regard to the NHS letters...
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    COVID-19 - How are you spending your time?

    Thank you and I hope you remain well and asymptomatic. I have some breathlessness ie can't walk as far but it has always been difficult to assess as I have quite bad arthritis in my legs so that pain stops me really testing it out. I feel quite well like you. I have been under surveillance...
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    COVID-19 - How are you spending your time?

    Im in the UK too and my surgery was meant to be about now but I can't get to speak with anyone about it. My GP has written to surgeon in hope of some kind of reply. However you say yours won't be until next year now. How do you feel about that. Have you been advised it can go that long? Im...
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    Corona Virus Feb 2020

    Im under 70 but I am awaiting my surgery. My gp doesn't seem to think I have huge problem re self isolating (I am extremely cautious anyway) but does anyone know differently ie what conditions they are referring to. He said it would be respiratory problems such as severe lung conditions.
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    Corona Virus Feb 2020

    Im the same as you but in London. I sure mine will be delayed.
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    Mandatory in-patient rehabilitation?!

    I believe the whole of Italy is in quarantine as of today. How are you and how are your family. I hope you are all keeping well.
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    Mandatory in-patient rehabilitation?!

    I’ve just been reading how bad this coronabirus is in Italy. Have you thought they want to keep you safe while newly operated on?
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    Valve size and progression

    You sound like me Freebird. I’ve been living with this for 2 years now and I’ve been severe for the last 6 months. The surgeon said now is the time but various other things have come up in the work up for surgery which have been looked into. They know that I wanted to delay it a bit if I...
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    Valve size and progression

    I was never referred to a cardiologist as such. I was immediately referred to a surgeon because the echocardiogram had been read wrongly. It classed me as critical and when I arrived at the surgeons office that Id been referred to, he doubted the measurements and said if they had been correct...
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    Valve size and progression

    Oh Im sorry, im referring to that being the size of my valve before surgery.
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    Valve size and progression

    I know that there are other details and measurements to take into account, but who else has had a valve size of around 0.85 cm and was still not operated on for a couple of years; oviously dependant on other figures and symptoms.
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    An introduction

    Well you will know Meopham then.
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    An introduction

    Thank you for your input. Are you no longer in Britain. I have so far been very happy with the NHS but the admin isnt so good. My surgeon is lovely and I don't really want to go elsewhere. I am at Kings which also is fab but Ive heard St Barts is good too. I may try to get a second opinion...
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    Tricuspid Valve with no Calcification

    The report sent to my GP was the same as I had. It was the MDT consideration which simply said that they recommend surgical AVR. But no mention of when even though my surgeon said now is the time in September. I think I’m trying to work out what the next step is. Did the ct scan change things...
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    Tricuspid Valve with no Calcification

    Of course you are right re the tricuspic aortic valve. I have been querying it because I think we thought it might be bicuspid. It its normal with no calcifcation I am totally confused as to why it is a problem. Im not sure about pressure gradients. What I do have is as follows: ECHO...
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    Tricuspid Valve with no Calcification

    So the CT scan doesn't mention the AV atall, just the echo does that. Does that sound unusual? Seems to talk only about the Tricuspid Aortic Valve (is that still the same and is it saying no calcification? Is this changing the diagnosis and thats why IVe heard no more? I know I need to...
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