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  1. harrietW

    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Workmonky I sure do appreciate what you had to say here. I struggle with Visual problems since my first surgery 4 yrs ago next month but l am 5 mths post my second surgery ( both valve replacements) and struggling every bit as much if not more so than before. I have been to both my eye doc and...
  2. harrietW

    Just had my TAVR two days ago.

    Ladybug oh my ! Sorry your having a hard time. I think l understand better second go around that no one really understands the psychological effect heart procedures have on us. Not having a sapien screen if l read that right .. Must have an effect of just plain old feeling of Uneasiness. I'm...
  3. harrietW

    Just had my TAVR two days ago.

    Ladybug l hope you're chills are subsiding a bit. Don't over do it, it takes time to bounce back every time we do. Ugh !!! Company that doesn't know when to leave. I suppose as hard as it is we have to just say l'm sorry l really need my rest. Easier said than done. I had a friend bringing me...
  4. harrietW

    Just had my TAVR two days ago.

    Ladybug !!! Your amazing .. That's amazing. .. So happy to see your post and that initially you had very little trouble no pain other than your eye episodes. Which must of been terrible. Your weakness and sleepiness l am sure is to be expected. My word you are a warrior . You have been...
  5. harrietW

    Pacemaker Poll

    QuincyRunner Very interesting .. I am 9 weeks post triple valve replacement this week. Second surgery first being Aortic mechanical mitral repair. During my first week post surgery l was in complete heart block 4th stage. They gave me a blue wristband with a date that if it didn't correct itself...
  6. harrietW

    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    Astro Thank you ! Hopefully one day some of these symptoms will disappear. I will keep it posted.
  7. harrietW

    Migraine aura anyone? Or does the cheese stand alone?

    I started getting them after my first OHS terribly. I am now 8 wks post my second surgery 3.5 yrs later and they are ever so present. Frustrated !! I have had vision problems also that become increasingly worse.
  8. harrietW

    Murmur after surgery

    I am 8 wks post surgery. We hear a murmur. AnnieP is correct and my Surgeon said just this past Thursday you will hear a murmur because of the repair or replacement prosthetic. My family doc heard it a couple of weeks ago as well. Unfortunately we did not have the echo results l had had on the...
  9. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    I have learned that if l don't advocate for myself no-one else is going to do it for me. I got tough !!! l've learned l can refuse a procedure a medication or a particular health care provider. And when l do l get the look .. Hmm they think l'm being difficult, l am not. l am standing up for...
  10. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    Ladybug 🐞 ❤❤❤🙏 Your a warrior !
  11. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    tom in MO Oh great so that answers alot of questions for me ... I am very demanding and l am sure all would say difficult. I spent more time in lCU and longer stay both 1st & second surgery. I have heard/read a similar study. I had alot of days with private one on one nursing care. Thank...
  12. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    Dear Ladybug I don't know what to tell you ..except my apologies if l sound negative throughout my posts it doesn't give much promise to the next person in line. I will say this .. . l am not your average patient. I am demanding l want answers .. I am the absolute worse patient and my situation...
  13. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    That's exactly my style Pellicle Went through my entire life like this 😂😂😂😂
  14. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    Thanks again Duffey Everyone actually .. Thank you ! Your right it has been on heck of a go !!! I did it l survived it !! l know it's going to take time to feel right .. .. . they told me a year !! I want it in 7.5 weeks 😉
  15. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    ejc61 Thank you !! Yes more than l care to remember. I went off Eliquis few days ago with permission for my surgeon my hemoglobin have dropped to 85 yet again . I can't take the bleeding anymore so we'll take our chances it's a stroke risk. 8 wks out and my chest hurts terribly. My skin hurts...
  16. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    Protimenow I sure did .. Hahaha !
  17. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    Thank you ForeverThankful Appriciate the comments !
  18. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    And you were Pellicle, you were.
  19. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    Anne you are so right !! I said the other day l missed the whole summer then l said no wait the last year . It been 6 long years ... 😭 I have learned to isolate, be alone, suffer in silence. This last stretch has kind of put me in a place .. Praying for a psychic change. I have lost a...
  20. harrietW

    4 Days post op Bloody Hell / mire updates to come when l am up to it !!!

    Yes leadville ... It surprises me too ... When l first found out l was get a mechanical in 2015 .. Suggested by the surgeon l wasn't keen on the idea.. Nothing l hate more than the ticking of the clock. Strange l agree Thx
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