You feel like youv been hit with a wrecking ball for the first few weeks so that should slow him down :-)
I was working on my motorbike after 3-4 weeks albeit slowly, I wasnt told any driving restrictions persay as I had heard they took your licence but that never happened, It is meant to be 6...
Yep I know what you mean with the roads, I went home after 5 days so was still a bit shell shocked so don’t really remember much of the ride home, just discomfort not pain but had a cushion between chest and seat belt to hug.
Also the first night home when I tried laying down in bed to sleep...
I was sleeping on a magnetic underlay but it was hard to get up in the morning...:-) (joke...cringe) (slept on a magnetic underlay for 2 yrs with mechanical valve)
Before I had my sternum wires out I could get a fridge magnet to stick
Hi Rainbow, welcome to a fellow kiwi.
I had my surgery in Christchurch which is an hours drive from where I live in Ashburton so can’t help too much, but I was admitted the day before I think it was 10am roughly, and then hurry up and wait like an airport. Was up at 6am for all the presurgery...
I remember reading somewhere St Jude started making bileaflet valves in the mid to late 70s but they weren’t happy with the quality of the pyrolitic carbon available at the time so started manfacturing it themselves.
I think they will give the sherman tanks a good run 😜
Those Starr Edwards valves are nothing short of amazing IMO , if you read the comments in the below there are a few Starr Edwards over 40+ yrs and a comment from I suspect Dick 9yrs ago. As well as several other valves of different styles over 30 yrs, and a gentleman who has had 8 valve...
If I drink 3-4 355ml beverages at around 4.5% alcohol volume every day for 3-4 days my inr goes up over 4.0. I dont drink often so it is easy to identify this as a factor.
Thats why everyone is different.
You are absoutely right there is a ot of mis information, and like a lot of myths the truth...
I don’t think the legitimacy of the reference should be in question, rather different things effect people differently, look at grapefruit, Ive read here people eating it with no issue and others their INR goes sky high, same goes with alcohol.
Hi Harriet, sorry to hear of your mothers passing.
Hope your surgery and recovery goes to plan.
So quite a list there of issues, if you dont mind me asking what are they planning to do in surgery? Will they replace 3 valves at once ?
I was reading up on Turners syndrome, reading some of the cases breaks my heart.
But anyhow I came across this “zombie” poll from 2006
Thought it should continue especially for us newer members with BAV and children.
My 3 kids have no BAV but I think my 2 boys have some signs of related conditions.
From what I have seen myself topical and oral doses of the same medication can have different effects and in some cases which I wouldn’t have expected as its only going on your skin topical medications have a much greater effect. So if one version doesnt have an effect dont just expect the other...
I had never given it much research and if its been discussed here before then much attention either but that Psyllium fibre looks promising and you can buy 1 kg of columbian bam bam 😜aka Psyllium powder here for $25
From Gordos link-
daily dose of about 10 grams of psyllium husk lowered...
What about conventional methods like atorvastatin?
Mines highish even on that stuff and they tried doubling my dose to 80mg but the side effects werent worth it, so I went back to 40mg. Just tiredness no muscle pains.
We have a breakfast cereal here with added plant sterols that is meant to...
If you read this from the European Heart Journal you might take from it that a well managed INR is by far the best protection against an elevated bleeding risk, with or without aspirin