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ATHENS1964

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Today my cardiologist decided it was time for the surgery I have bicuspid aortic valve .
On Friday I have an appointment with the cardiac surgeon for enlargements. The surgery will be in the first week of April and the valve will be mechanical
Ι have ascending aortic 42 mm and perhaps the aorta is being replaced .
 

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Hi Athens1964. I'm assuming, from your avatar that 1964 is your year of birth? That would make you about 56 and a mechanical valve should be the only valve you'll need. Continue to read and educate yourself. The more knowledge you have will make your post-surgical life much simpler.
 

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Whether to replace the ascending aorta is is an important decision. I hope that your appointment with the surgeon goes well.

Once the decision was made for my surgery, I found the normal greeting question became vexed, "How are you?"
"Fine thank you"
What a lie. I had a severely malfunctioning valve and open heart surgery was booked. Particularly at work, I didn't want to burden people, so with a smile came my reply, "Fine thank you".

Before you know it, the surgery will be complete, the first trying days will have passed and you will be returning to normal life. The "Fine thank you" will become real.
 

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Whether to replace the ascending aorta is is an important decision. I hope that your appointment with the surgeon goes well.

Once the decision was made for my surgery, I found the normal greeting question became vexed, "How are you?"
"Fine thank you"
What a lie. I had a severely malfunctioning valve and open heart surgery was booked. Particularly at work, I didn't want to burden people, so with a smile came my reply, "Fine thank you".

Before you know it, the surgery will be complete, the first trying days will have passed and you will be returning to normal life. The "Fine thank you" will become real.
I know what you mean about work. I always answered "fine". I did tell people about my upcoming surgery. At one meeting, I said I was going to be out at least 6 weeks for a valve job...one scientist wanted to know why it took so long, thinking I was doing the valves on my car's engine :)
 

ATHENS1964

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I know what you mean about work. I always answered "fine". I did tell people about my upcoming surgery. At one meeting, I said I was going to be out at least 6 weeks for a valve job...one scientist wanted to know why it took so long, thinking I was doing the valves on my car's engine :)
Αnd me a lot of people are making fun of me and saying I'm gonna go for service.
Ιn Greece we have a saying and I respond with that. <<Anyone who doesn't dance a lot of songs knows>>
 

ATHENS1964

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I order the roche inr monitoring to can have it early . When I go back home I have a lot ready and deal with my recovery.
I made a list of the jobs I had to complete before.
 

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The surgery was canceled for corona virus a doctor will call me for new date .
That is difficult. To be prepared for surgery and then it is cancelled. It would not be good getting corona virus in the first 4 weeks postop when it is difficult to take a deep breath.
 

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Today my cardiologist decided it was time for the surgery I have bicuspid aortic valve .
On Friday I have an appointment with the cardiac surgeon for enlargements. The surgery will be in the first week of April and the valve will be mechanical
Ι have ascending aortic 42 mm and perhaps the aorta is being replaced .
missed this ... best wishes for the Surgery in April

:)
 

tom in MO

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The surgery was canceled for corona virus a doctor will call me for new date .
Make sure you ask how long you can wait. Don't let them forget you. Make sure you know the symptoms that would mean "Operation NOW, Corona virus be damned."

Good luck!
 

ATHENS1964

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[QUOTE = "tom στο MO, post: 896856, μέλος: 10927"]
Βεβαιωθείτε ότι ρωτάτε πόσο μπορείτε να περιμένετε. Μην τους αφήσεις να σε ξεχάσουν. Βεβαιωθείτε ότι γνωρίζετε τα συμπτώματα που θα σήμαινε "Λειτουργία NOW, Corona virus be damned."

Many thanks , I am lucky because my nephew is cardiology and my doctor , he said I have window for few month and he can care me with echo every month.
 

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