Two subjects for the price of one.
Still in hospital, still having cultures grown and waiting for the Trans oesophageal echo to check my leaking valves, although they are now pretty sure that I have vegetation growing around the valves which is causing the problem. (When they told me that I had a mental picture of broccoli!)
The medical term is Endocarditis which apparently is quite rare and difficult to diagnose as the symptoms are so similar to other complaints. I'm very lucky to be in such a good hospital with such clever and knowledgable support, even if most of them look like they should be in Primary School.
Thanks again so much for your good wishes and I'll keep you posted. Can't think what our house is like as every time I ask my husband where he has put something it's "on the dining table".
Next topic is one that I have already run past Finvola. I brought my Kardia into hospital, (not purposely, it was in my bag). Since it has always reported AFib every time I've used it I was curious during visiting one day to see how it reported a "normal" person, so tried it out on two young relatives. One was Normal and the other AFib! This lad has a thorough medical annually for his profession and says he has always been told that he has an irregular heartbeat but nothing to worry about. I didn't want to make a fuss at the time, but showed his trace to one of the doctors with whom I've become friendly, and he says it's difficult to tell without a full ECG, but it doesn't look like AFib to him.
Don't want to jeopardise the lad's career nor alarm him needlessly, and he does have strict medicals annually but I wouldn't like to think he was storing up problems for the future.
Very long winded, and I'm sure some of you are regretting that I'm now well enough to type. 😂