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Postby jacquidore » Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:08 pm

Yesterday I saw a GUCH team, who informed me my tricuspid and pulmonary valves need replacing. Plus I need a by pass and also my ICD relocating. (another message re ICD has been posted.)

However, the specialist then said that the surgeon may not even do the operation due to the fact I have had so many operations in the past.!!!!
They are going to do more tests CT scans on the liver and the heart to get a bigger picture for the surgeon to look at.

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Postby keano » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:29 pm

Aw poor you! the waiting is the worst.

listen, they are going to make an informed decision with your best interests at heart (!!! heart!!)

stay positive. we are all here behind you xxx
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Postby Forlyd » Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:40 pm

Hello Jacqui,
Sorry to hear about youre predicament. I reached the same situation as you now face some 6 years ago.
Older operations left so much scar tissue that further surgery in later years became, to put it kindly, DODGY !!! Surgeons of "olden days" did not expect such huge leaps in technology so had no reason to leave "room" for later ops. Now, much more can be done, but past surgery leaves old ladies like us out in the cold. Such things as a bypass of narrow artery did not leave enough artery to do the job again. Now surgeons know to cut a bit further out and they can get another chance later in the patients lifetime.
In my case, a heart transplant is the only option but, there is nothing left unscarred to fix a new heart to !!! So, I am left with "Night night Vienna ".
I genuinely hope the doc's can improve your condition without too much risk. There is always hope !!!
Take good care of yourself,
Love from Lydia.
Tof,Pulmonary valvotomy 1952,Pott's shunt 1955,Pott's correction-VSD & dacron graft with Hancock valve 1975. Ablation & AF 2002. Cardioversion 2002.Paroxy AF 2002. Ostial stenosis right CA. Cardiac arrrest-ICD 2004. In AF-vent/pacing.
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Postby jacquidore » Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks to Keano and Forlyd, sorry I have not come back I keep having problems accessing the forum.
At the moment I am just waiting to see what happens next!
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