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    Anaesthesia

    Hi @Keithl. I didn't have propofol, but they gave me Midazolam instead. It was relaxing, but yes, it did make me dizzy after. Do doctors give anything to help with nausea and dizziness after anaesthesia? @pellicle Haha, no I didn't like the thought of the probes also, I have been rescheduling...
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    Aortic root replacement.

    That thing looks really heavy!! Are you in Japan there? How interesting. I have never tried Mochi before, now I am going to try and find where to get it from.
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    Aortic root replacement.

    What are you doing there, Pellicle ? :) That’s fantastic to hear about your anniversary! Thank you. Can you please clarify what do you mean by swapped from a homograft to mechanical? Is that the valve or the root? True, Internet is the main cause of anxiety! Overload of useless...
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    Anaesthesia

    I recently had a colonoscopy and for the first time I had a sedation. I felt this instant relief from anxiety; it was actually quite nice. However, I felt quite dizzy after for the whole day! Please, can you share how you felt after anaesthesia? Did you know you had a major surgery? Were you...
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    Aortic root replacement.

    Hello all, I see a lot of valve replacement anniversaries, but not a lot of aortic root replacement anniversaries. Please, can you share your anniversary if you had your root replaced? Thank you,
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    It is time... and hello again.

    Thank you all very much. I have now asked my doctor to see another cardiologist for a second opinion. Also, thank you @Gordo60 for sharing the article, its reassuring to see such a positive result on this procedure. @Keithl I never heard of Ozaki procedure. I will look it up.
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    It is time... and hello again.

    Thank you all. @Keithl and @vitdoc - yep, 7 is quite a small number. I also don't like it. He is a renowned surgeon on other type of interventions, but not on PEARS. This is why I fear I may be a guinea pig. @Protimenow - I understand your point entirely. It is never a good time to have...
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    CT Scans.

    @all - Thank you so much for all the excellent information you have provided me. From what I understand is that CT scans can increases the chance of cancers, but the chance may be quite small. MRI is a much better option, but due to PEARS procedure, unfortunately (and I do not know what the...
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    App

    Thank you all. Happy to use Safari. It seems much safer from what you're all saying :)
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    App

    Hi, Is there an app I can use to access the forum from my iPhone? Thanks.
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    CT Scans.

    Hello all, I have a question. During my life I already had around 5 CT scans. The surgeon wants another CT scan, so naturally I am now getting concerned about radiation. I prefer to have an ultrasound or an MRI, but for the PEARS these are not an option. May I ask your opinion please on whether...
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    It is time... and hello again.

    @Protimenow lol or (Laugh our loud)!! Oh no!! I have written such bad English! Sparring!! I also had to look twice about 'Morality'. You made me laugh; good one! I will pay much more attention from now on. @pellicle Thank you for your feedback. Finland is also a beautiful country, and as you...
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    It is time... and hello again.

    @pellicle - good to hear from you and thank you for your post! Love it, Maltesers!! :) The place where you live seems so beautiful from the video you shared! What a great trip... You live in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. I totally agree with you all, although I feel that I...
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    It is time... and hello again.

    @Protimenow - thank you for your reassurance, I really appreciate. It’s true, I need to see things from a different lens. @tom in MO - thanks for your message, I have indeed emailed my surgeon to ask him some of the questions you’ve put in your message, very helpful. It’s also true that my...
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    It is time... and hello again.

    Thank you for your message, and for your kind words Protimenow. It’s also encouraging to hear that off-pump could be better than on-pump, but I don’t like what my surgeon was saying about the blood pressure and cooling. Sounds like I’d be nearly dead :) You’re right; I did not inquire further...
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    It is time... and hello again.

    Hello all, It’s been such a long time since I last posted anything in this forum. I guess, I tried not to think about my condition that much and so I didn’t visit valvereplacement for a while. I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve and an aortic root dilation of 46mm back in 2009, each...
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    Considering the end of VR.org - Looking for your thoughts

    Is the website for sale? Are you willing to sell the domain? Thanks.
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    CT Scans.

    Thank you Paleowoman. Both you and pellicle said that the effects of the nitro should have been gone on the same day, so it must be because of something else. I will check it out if it persists.
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    CT Scans.

    Hi Pellicle. Thank you. My headache started almost instantly after the radiologist administered the spray under my tongue. It was intense. Now, on a daily basis, I have a headache when I wake up, and I go to bed with one; It is all over the top of my head. It feels like a migraine as I keep...
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    CT Scans.

    Thank you, Paleowoman. I am not sure whether this is related to the nitroglycerin spray or not, but my headache has not subsided. I have been taking pain relief since my appointment. It goes away after an hour or so of taking pain relief, and then it comes back. Also, my stomach is not happy...


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