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pekster11

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if my INR enough falls today they'll remove the pacing wires and i should be admitted
if not, i'll have to wait until to tomorrow
 

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INR is still too high to remove the pacing wires (yesterday is was 4,9 !)

So may have to stay in hospital a few days longer

interesting i noticed some of the effects of high INR..blood spots under skin on neck plus a small inconsequential pimple on my forehead which overnight when my INR was high, bleed and left a "blood" scab the following day.
Alot of "blood snot" up my nose the following morning too

INR today is at 3,4...and alot of the stuff mentioned above is already resolving
they intend to wait until INR is at 2,5 before removing wires and releasing me from hospital

Interesting stuff nether the less
 
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pekster11

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out of hospital now.
no major dramas 👍

Had post op AF which was treated accordingly
Developed arrhythmia after pacing wires were removed. Treated with a magnesium drip for a few hours....hence resolved

Have to go back to ward on thursday for bloods, as my liver was thrown out of kilter by the surgery (the anaesthetic i believe)

Feeling pretty good 11 days post op. Appetite is back, not feeling too tired, walking around the house no probs
 

pekster11

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had my own room the night before surgery and after i left ICU and was put on the ward !

Felt like private health care
NHS came good
Liverpool HCH is rated as one of Europe's leading cardiac centres for a reason 👍
 

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Brilliant.. Look after yourself.. What was the final surgery? Valve, ascending and hemiarch if I remember correctly? no deviations from the plan? Sounds like your stay was text book pretty much. All good..:)
 

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Brilliant.. Look after yourself.. What was the final surgery? Valve, ascending and hemiarch if I remember correctly? no deviations from the plan? Sounds like your stay was text book pretty much. All good..:)
aortic valve (replaced with a mechanical)
aortic root as indicated on the CT scan was OK, so they left that.
ascending aortic and hemiarch replaced

This is just what they told me would need doing from the CT scan I had last summer...so no surprises
I'm still relatively young (47) in good shape (did a 10km run just 2 days before the op, with no issues at all), i've never had previous surgeries.
I feel this certainly set me up for a text book Op
 

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Excellent. Hopefully it's not too long before you're building up to that first 5K.. best of luck. it was quite the wait for you..(y)
 

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Excellent. Hopefully it's not too long before you're building up to that first 5K.. best of luck. it was quite the wait for you..(y)
delayed by over a year because of covid
glad to get it over and done with at last
although the process is nothing to worry about really
high end medicine is pretty amazing these days
 
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