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  1. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    I teach Primary School (Year 5 10-11year olds) so I teach everything really. Maths, English, Science, PE, French, RE etc.
  2. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    I really tried to yesterday but really couldn't get a decent read. Even my Dad tried and said it was hard to track the rhythm. Today is much better. Just did a manual read of 124 (31 beats 15 secs). I agree, I love hearing my mechanical valve and the fact I can hear it clearly today has put me...
  3. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Thank you for your concerns. The Cardiologist I spoke to this morning was aware that it can have an affect on my warfrain/INR levels. My INR today was 2.8 and will be monitored daily. I've also had those lovely injections again today which should help the warfrain too. My heart rate is now...
  4. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Thanks guys. They say it is a Atrial Flutter not Afib. Searched the forum and saw this person's post. Early bit is very similar to me. 130 resting, just over a week out. They've given me amiodarone and will be in for 4-6 weeks if it works. Only had one dose so far. Feel a bit calmer...
  5. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    So I'm now in hospital again (different one to surgery) hooked up to an ECG machine/heart monitor. They've given me 5mg of betablocker but it hasn't worked so I think they'll give me more once it's been 6 hours since the other one.
  6. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Off to the GP later for an ECG. Head nurse at the ward where I had the surgery said it might just be a change in my medication needed. I'm on Ramipril 2.5mg but that's classed as an ACE inhibitor.
  7. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Definitely about 130 bpm. Checked on a blood pressure machine. GP doesn't seem too concerned as I have no other symptoms (fever, chest pain) but GP's are pretty clueless. I phoned the ward that I was on and a nurse answered and told me to talk to my GP.... So...yeah not sure what to do now.
  8. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Yeah taken at rest.
  9. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Just used my wife's smart watch and it is saying my resting heart rate is 130 bpm. My surgery date was 4th November. Is this normal to be this high? Again, I feel better each day but seems worryingly high to me. I'm pretty sure I left the hospital around 100 bpm maybe more. Sorry for all...
  10. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    I will do! I think I'll definitely have some questions when it comes to self management. Particularly when to test after having alcohol 🤣 Thanks for letting me know about pump head. Definitely seems to make sense for me. Some days I'm okay others I'm not but definitely getting stronger, walking...
  11. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Thanks for that. I think I've updated it with the relevant information. I am going to self-manage once I'm in range. I can get the test strips on prescription which is good. I was in my range in hospital, today was the first time I wasn't. Hopefully won't last long. They want it in range for 7...
  12. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Just over two weeks. Friday the 4th of November was my surgery date.
  13. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Had my INR test today. Was 1.5 so they upped it to 8mg for the next few days. Had my INR test today. Was 1.5 so they upped it to 8mg for the next few days. I mentioned the ibuprofen but they didn't seem too fussed. I've noticed my ticking seems quicker at resting but they didn't seem bothered...
  14. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    I accidentally took Ibuprofen tonight with my Warfrain. I thought I was allowed to have it but my wife said I wasn't - I must've forgotten (still reeling from a bit of memory fog from surgery). I've now read up on how you shouldn't take these two together and worried myself. I've got an INR...
  15. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Thanks guys. This forum has helped me so much. Hoping the ticking gets a bit quieter. So loud! They need to get my inr within 1-2 but unsure how many days that'll be.
  16. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    I survived
  17. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Thank you both for your reply. You've genuinely helped me calm down a bit. I always feel that the Cardiologists don't take into account my age but I also think they just use their statistics that they know and don't apply to individual cases - which is understandable. Thanks again for your...
  18. Adamlee

    Surgery this Friday

    Hey all, Finally, after two years of waiting (partly due to NHS/Covid/pre-emptive surgery not emergency) I have received my date. I'm 32, slightly overweight but no other medical issues. Since getting the news, I've really found it difficult to relax and have been focusing on the...
  19. Adamlee

    New to forum

    Thanks for the replies guys. It is reassuring that there are many people on here living to a great age! Technology is always advancing so who knows what the future holds. I intend on buying a home INR testing kit. I think if I could manage 4-5 beers I'd be pretty happy. I know I'll never be...
  20. Adamlee

    New to forum

    Good evening all, I was told about a month or so ago that I will be having my aortic valve replacement in around 4/5 months (dependent on NHS waiting times). I've known that I'd need the surgery at some point but now I know it's happening it's really hit home. Firstly, I'd like to say thank...
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