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shah4u

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I'm on my 3rd year with St Jude aortic mechanical valve. Hope to add many more years to it with home monitoring. Now can anyone help me with some info that is marriage feasible with mech valve?
 

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This is a typo I assume, so what is the question please
The don't know how to ask this but I'll to put it as simple as I can. Is marriage a possibility with a mechanical valve or is it gonna be an hindrance? What about Sex life after surgery?
 

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The don't know how to ask this but I'll to put it as simple as I can. Is marriage a possibility with a mechanical valve or is it gonna be an hindrance? What about Sex life after surgery?
It appears that your surgery was 3 years ago, so...........................GO FOR IT:love:. If giving up sex was part of the deal, nobody would get a mechanical valve:giggle:.
 

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If giving up sex was part of the deal, nobody would get a mechanical valve:giggle:.
damn straight!!

One does pretty much give up sex if you don't have the surgery though ... or does it give up on you?

I watched Zorba the Greek many decades ago, this quote stuck with me
“Life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble.”

― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

now (switching to Fiddler on the Roof) if spending all day biddy biddy bumming makes me a wealthy man then so be it ;-)

I'd better get back to work now ... so I can continue to afford new toyz
 
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The don't know how to ask this but I'll to put it as simple as I can. Is marriage a possibility with a mechanical valve or is it gonna be an hindrance? What about Sex life after surgery?
They gave me a booklet about "Intimacy after Heart Surgery". Right after the operation you need to not over due things and let the sternum heal for a bit. If I recall correctly, wait at least a month, but then only gentle sex. However, you were good to go for most everything about 3 months after surgery. If you are acrobatic, maybe 6 months. But after years, go for it :)
 

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The don't know how to ask this but I'll to put it as simple as I can. Is marriage a possibility with a mechanical valve or is it gonna be an hindrance? What about Sex life after surgery?
I was fairly young with my first surgery and receipt of a mechanical valve. My entire sex life is post surgery. Never even gave it a thought that it might be an issue. Outside of bruising I suppose!

Maybe it says in another post or profile, I haven’t looked. Are you male or female? Having kids while taking warfarin can pose some issues, but it’s been done. No issues as a male for that.

However, preventing kids can be. Especially when they reschedule your appointment due to INR being too high and you’re blessed with another child prior to the new appointment time.

Or so I’ve heard.
 

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That I know about!
I was sort of implicitly restricting this to you and your wife, but if you wish to broaden the scope ;-)
My entire sex life is post surgery
if I consider that my first surgery was @12YO I'd say "same here"

however if you count it from my first valve replacement that was 28, and I think I put more into the jellybean jar between 28 and 48.

If you count after my 3rd OHS where I got a mechanical I'd rather leave it at "there were some additional handicaps there".

Outside of bruising I suppose!
ohh kay ... getting more details here than I wanted ;-)
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