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    Question for the ladies

    I have been diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia for which I am seeing a specialist. I have had light vaginal bleeding with this, but it seems to be related very much to my taking the Warfarin. The doctor has said I may need to have a D & C or possibly a hysterectomy. Has anyone had to...
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    Got my machine

    I just had to send an update that I received my self-testing INR machine and have been self-testing for 2 weeks. I think it is great and just have to say thanks to all of you who have really promoted self-testing. My doctor did not really think I would be able to get insurance to cover it, but...
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    So great to be home!

    Thanks to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. I appreciated so much Eva's connecting with you. Got home Sunday evening after almost 2 weeks in the hospital. After the PVC's came tachycardia about 170 beats a min. and atrial fib. for 2 episodes that each lasted 24 hours. They tried...
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    Off to LA

    It is Sunday afternoon and we are leaving to go into LA to spend the night there. My heart cath is first thing in the am, and we are about an hour and half away from the hospital. I will be admitted tomorrow afternoon, test on Tues. and surgery Wed. if all goes as planned. Eva will post for...
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    One week away!

    Well next week this time I should be in recovery. Don't feel bad now, hate to think what I will feel like then. A week ago I got a sore throat, and then it turned to congestion. This Monday I went in and got on an antibiotic. I am feeling better and hopefully will be all better in another 3-4...
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    Pump Head

    I just spoke to someone who had their mitral valve replaced about 2 months ago. They are not sleeping, she says she can go up to 3 days and not sleep. The doctor called it pump head, and says it is due to being on the heart and lung machine, and can last up to 6 months. What info. can anyone...
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    Big week

    This has been a full week. Have date for heart cath., which will be June 15 and then surgery (mitral valve replaced) on June 17. I also made the decision to go with the On-X valve. Notified my surgeons office, I had talked to the surgeon previously about this. Also spoke to Catheran Burnett...
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    Surgery in June

    I have not written for a long time. Have been seeing doctors and setting up plans for surgery, MVR. Looks like I will go to UCLA. When I went in to visit with the surgeon he indicated to me he would do my surgery as a minimal invasive procedure if possible, 4 in incision under the Rt. breast...
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    Making a decision on a valve

    I am in the process of trying to decide to go with a mechanical or tissue for my mitral valve that I will need to have replaced probably in the next 6 to 7 months. The drs. are saying to go with a mechanical due to my age (51) yet I am on my third trial of warfarin and my bld. just doesn't...