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Postby Nails » Mon Aug 03, 2009 12:52 pm

Name: Kelly Crosswell

Age: 29

Lives: Bury, Manchester

Occupation: Full-time Mum

Type of CHD: TGA

Family: Married with 2 children Abigail aged 7 andChristopher aged 5 and a cat called bushey.

Fav Music: Nearly everything

Fav Food: Everything thats bad for you mmmm chocolate

Hobbies: Shopping and sleeping
transposition of the great vessels
mustard procedure
repair of aortic coarctation
Posts: 22
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:34 am
Location: Manchester

Postby timmer » Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:27 am

[b]Name:[/b] Tim Bond
[b]Age:[/b] 28
[b]Lives: [/b]Bristol
[b]Occupation:[/b] Optical Dispenser
[b]Type of CHD:[/b] Tricuspid artresia
[b]Family:[/b] my parents & 4 elder brothers
[b]Fave Music:[/b] Dance and Pop
[b]Fave Food[/b]: Indian hmmmm yummy!

Hobbies: am dram, carnival
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 25, 2009 7:39 pm
Location: Bath

Introduce myself

Postby Karl Pinches » Tue Sep 15, 2009 11:42 am

Name: Karl Pinches

]Age: 37

Lives: South Staffordshire

Occupation: Young People's advocate

Type of CHD?
Pulmonary Stenosis with Valvotomy in 1981
Pulmonary Valve replacement & PFO closure Aug 09
Cerebellar infarct (from injury) Aug 05

Family: Wife/ 16yr old daughter

Fav Music: Rock/ Hip Hop/ Rap/ Grateful Dead.

Fav Food: Italian / Vegetarian/ BEANS ON TOAST!

Hobbies/ interests:
Mountain Biking (and building bikes/ trails)
Martial Arts (teach kick boxing / Escrima/ MMA
Painting/ sculpture
The endless road is the one with the endless way...
Karl Pinches
Posts: 3
Joined: Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:37 pm
Location: South Staffs

Postby Teresa » Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:34 pm

Hope nobody minds me adding on here, im new :D

Name: Teresa Hawes

Age: 22

Lives: Plymouth, Devon

Occupation: F/T mum

Type of CHD?
VSD and floopy mitral valve

Family: Engaged and 1 yr old son who also has a CHD.

Fav Music: RnB and pop.

Fav Food: Chinese, cheese and pasta

Hobbies/ interests:
Swimming, spending time with my family and friends and writing poems.

VSD and abnormal Mirtal Vavle

Also have a son with an ASD, hypoplastic RV, small PV and abnormal Tricuspid Vavle.

Missing mum who became an Angel 27/9/09 from Endocarditis. xxx
Posts: 3
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:07 pm
Location: Plymouth, Devon

Postby Ellie1987 » Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:25 pm

Have only just joined so thought I'd add myself to the list.

Name: Elspeth

Age: 23

Lives: Aberdeen

Occupation: Psychology Student

Type of CHD: Pulmonary Atresia with intact septum and hypoplastic RV

Family: None yet! Do have 3 sisters and 4 brothers

Fav Music: Rock/Metal/Old school dance/Industrial/Electronica - lots really!

Fav Food: Italian

Hobbies/ interests: Music, books, films, games
Posts: 10
Joined: Tue Nov 17, 2009 11:59 am
Location: Aberdeen

Postby SRHumphreys » Sat Feb 20, 2010 1:34 pm

[b]Name:[/b] Sallie Rebecca Humphreys

[b]Age:[/b] 19

[b]Lives: [/b] Shropshire

[b]Occupation:[/b] Student, studying Illustration at Loughborough Uni.

[b]Type of CHD:[/b] Holt-Oram Syndrome (hand-heart Syndrome- affects upper limbs and heart. ASD (repaired in 1992) Atrial Flutter (repaired by catheter ablation in 2009) Sinus Node Disease, Pacemaker fitted 2010.

[b]Family:[/b] Mum, Dad and an older sister Olivia, who lives and works in London

[b]Fave Music:[/b] Anything, especially Indie then a bit of Soul and Motown!

[b]Fave Food[/b]: Anything, especially chocolate!
Posts: 6
Joined: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:30 am

Postby kadahl » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:34 pm

Name: Karolina

Age: 24

Lives: Sweden

Occupation: Jewelry store manager

Type of CHD: Truncus Arteriosus Communis type 1, ASD + VSD

Family: A boyfriend (who had a VSD!)

Fav Music: Instrumental piano/Rock/Ska/Musicals/90's pop

Fav Food: Asian (chinese/japanese/thai)

Hobbies/ interests: Drawing, pets, movies, socializing
~ Karolina ~
Truncus Arteriosus Communis, ASD & VSD
1986 ASD & VSD fixed, new conduit inserted.
1998 Conduit replaced.
2000 New aortic (pig) valve inserted.
2003 Conduit replaced.
2011 Aortic valve (bovine) replaced jan 20
User avatar
Posts: 56
Joined: Tue Oct 25, 2005 6:46 pm
Location: Sweden

Postby Rosie » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:55 pm


Name: Rosie

Age: 22

Home town: Bristol (but grew up in the Rhondda)

CHD: Tetralogy of Fallot repaired in 1989. Currently asymptomatic with pulmonary regurgitation and awaiting a plan for replacement!

Occupation: Student

Family: None planned anytime soon!

Interests: Most of my time is taken up studying (Medicine) but in my spare time I enjoy catching up with friends and family that I don't get to see often enough, reading, playing the violin in one of the uni orchestras.
ToF correction 1989
PVR 2010
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:40 pm
Location: Bristol (and Wales)

Postby maddespring » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:59 am

Name: Madeleine Karlsson

Age: 35 this year :)

Lives: Sweden near Gothengurg

Occupation: Live in a rebuild church and work with medical home help service

Type of CHD: Truncus arteriosus communis type 2 and some other stuff that they fixed when i was young.

Family: 13 year daughter and my parner and his 2 kids 12 and 13 years old 1 cat and 1 snake

Fave Music: Listen to all musik depending on my mood

Fave Food: Spicy food, indian and thai prefered

There is hard to say what i like to do to many stuff is fun, travel, reading, playing computer games etc
Learn something new every day
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:45 am
Location: Sweden

Postby Sarah_Louise » Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:59 pm

Name: Sarah

Age: 17

Lives: UK, Cumbria

Occupation: A-level student

Type of CHD: Truncus Arteriosus type 2, with conduit & large VSD

Family: Mum, dad, brother and sister

Fav Music: R&B

Fav Food: Pasta

Hobbies/ interests: Music, films, being with family & friends :D

Luv Sarah xx
18, Truncus arteriosus type 2 & Large VSD, 4 OHS:
1.Re-plumb of heart & VSD closure
2.Conduit pipe replacement
3&4.Aortic valve replacment
5.Pericutaneous pulm valve replacement
2 Embolectomies, strokes
clots on lungs, heart, legs & brain
Posts: 50
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 2:27 pm
Location: Cumbria, UK

Postby pameasor » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:59 am

]Name[/b]: Pauline Measor
[b]Age[/b]: 34

[b]Lives[/b]: Hartlepool

[b]Occupation[/b]: Civil Servant

[b]Type of CHD[/b]? Pulmonary atresia. 1st waterston shant 1978, second waterston 1984 and corectinve surgery 1989. All at newcastle freeman.

[b]Family[/b]: Mother, Brother and loads of cousins.

[b]Hobbies/b]: ten pin bowling, cooking, Swimming, crossstich, crocheting, crosswords and jigsaws( not at the same time). Also traveling

[b]Fav Food[/b]: anything with spices (the hotter, the better)
Posts: 12
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 12:14 pm
Location: hartlepool

Postby Bennelee » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:43 pm

Name: lee Bennett
Age: 34
Lives: ross-on-wye
Occupation: outdoor advertising
Type of CHD: cctga congenitally corrected transition of the great arteries
hole in the heart now closed
stage 1 heart block
Family: 2 boys, dexter 14 months and Jacob 8 weeks
Music: anything that sound good
Food: pizza and Chinese
Posts: 45
Joined: Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:12 am
Location: Ross on wye

Postby jetaxebabez » Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:57 am

Name: Catherine d'alquen ( Cat)

Age: 27


Occupation: Do not work awaiting op.

Type of CHD: truncus arteriosus type 1 + VSD

Family:Married for 10 years in November

Fave Music: WESTLIFE lol

Fave Food: Cheesy Chips :D :) :) :)

Truncus artertious type 1
RV To Pulmonary artery homograft and VSD clousure 1984
Redo RV To Pulmonary artery homograft 1993
Post-operative mediastinitis
Severe re-stenosis of RV TO PA homograft with supra systemic rv pressure
Balanced chromosome 10/14 translocation
Truncus artertious type 1
RV To Pulmonary artery homograft and VSD clousure 1984
Redo RV To Pulmonary artery homograft 1993
Post-operative mediastinitis
Severe re-stenosis of RV TO PA homograft with supra systemic rv pressure
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:55 am
Location: Gloucester

Re: introduce yourself, it wont take long.

Postby judith » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:26 pm

Name: Judith Parker

Age: 52(next week)

Lives: Haddenahm Buckinghamshire

Occupation: Volunteer for GUCH, previous Thames Valley Police

Hobby Wrriting, socialising

Type of CHD: Pulmonary Artery widened, AVSD, Mitral valve replacements (3), 5 Paceakers, heart failure.

Family: Married 20 years

Fave music: Chris De Burgh, Fleetwood Mac, Meat Loaf

Fave Food: Italian

AVSD (corrected)
AF, AFlutter, VT
Heart Failure
Manacular Degeneration
Posts: 21
Joined: Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:15 pm

Re: introduce yourself, it wont take long.

Postby Adam » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:51 pm

Name: Adam

Age: 33 , born June '79

Lives: Southampton

Occupation: I own a call centre.

Type of CHD? Mustard TGA.

Family: Not yet!!!

I'd love to chat to anyone on here, and offer support in any way that I can. Please, do get in touch. :)


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