- Jul 18, 2012
- sterling heights, michigan, usa
I didn't read through the entire thread, but I'm not sure what is actually the cause of your Outlook? Is it strictly the noise, or is it that the noise stirs up bad memories? Maybe the noise promotes a lack of confidence in the longevity of the valve? I had a St Jude valve put in when I was 32 years old, and now I am 67 years old. I have never really enjoyed the noise of my valve and it has changed my life and outlook. A lot of comments are made in this thread to make you feel better, but for me, comments from others don't help much. It's like telling a sad person to smile and look on the brighter side of life, instead of actually giving them something to smile about or assisting them in improving their life. Oftentimes talk is cheap, and real friends will help lift you out of the hole you may be in. I do empathize with you, because the sound bothers me, and has for 35 years, but it's just something I have to deal with. Life is not fair, and sometimes we just have to suck it up and endure the best we can.Unlike everyone it seems, I’m 17 with a mechanical heart valve, I had it replaced last year and I experienced no symptoms beforehand but whatever.
The tick has ruined my life,