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Cubangirl
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Hi guys hope everyone remains well ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—I got phone call last week !!! Iโ€™m having my surgery 22nd March @ St Barts London ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคช I have mixed feelings ๐Ÿ˜ณIโ€™m looking forward to recovery and enjoying life more but I also have concerns regarding such major surgery !! But Iโ€™ve been assured by many that Iโ€™m in good hands at St Barts and my surgeon Mr David Waller ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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sassy59

Wishing you well for the 22nd and hope youโ€™ll recover quickly. Xxx๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’

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Cubangirl in reply to sassy59

Thank you ๐Ÿ™ for such kind words โค๏ธ

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Alberta56

Hello Cubangirl. Good luck and best wishes for your surgery. I hope all goes well and that it will make your life a lot better. Keep us posted as soon as you feel well enough. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’xxx

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Cubangirl in reply to Alberta56

Thank you for your kind words ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—as soon as I feel well enough after the procedure I will give update ๐Ÿ˜

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Patk1

Thats great news 4u.yr bound to feel anxious xx

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Cubangirl in reply to Patk1

Yeah I wonโ€™t lie โ˜น๏ธIt is a worry having such major surgery !! But you have to have faith in these wonderful and extremely dedicated surgeons ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜

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Patk1 in reply to Cubangirl

Yes.the ANaesthetist will take good care of u.meanwhile,we r here 4u while yr waiting xx

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Cubangirl in reply to Patk1

โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค—

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Trevor6

Hi there good luck with that Barts is wonderful I have recently been told at this stage I may be suitable for LVR. Can you with your experience tell me what procedures pre-op you had to go through Kind regards. Trevor

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Cubangirl in reply to Trevor6

Hi Trevor6 my pathway to LVRS started with lung VQ scan , CT scan and pulmonary rehab I am now waiting to have SPECT scan and echocardiogram on admission to St Barts London. Tbh because of pandemic I have been going through this pathway for 3 years !! But finally the surgical MDT agreed i am candidate ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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CDPO16

Best wishes for the 22nd. Hope all goes well xx

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Cubangirl in reply to CDPO16

Thank you ๐Ÿ™

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Damon1864Volunteer

Wishing you all goes well with your operation on the 22.d and have a good and quick recovery. Have a lovely day and take care ๐Ÿ˜Š Bernadette and Jack ๐Ÿ• xxxxxx o

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Cubangirl in reply to Damon1864

Thanks to you both for your positive words ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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HungryHufflepuff

Iโ€™ll be thinking of you on the 22nd. Sending you lots of good wishes for a good recovery. Hopefully youโ€™ll soon notice an improvement with your breathing ๐Ÿคž

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Cubangirl in reply to HungryHufflepuff

Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐ŸผThanks ๐Ÿ˜Š

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leo60

Oh gosh! How exciting :) Of course you are going to be apprehensive, but just think of how you will benefit from it. Best wishes for the surgery, recuperation and outcome, we are all, I'm sure, rooting for you :) xx

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Cubangirl in reply to leo60

Aw thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™you have no idea how all your good wishes hold me up and give me strength to get through it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ

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suef in reply to Cubangirl

All the best with the surgery & wishing you a speedy recovery. Xx

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Cubangirl in reply to suef

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Šxx

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Jane2005

Good luck & hope all goes well xx

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Cubangirl in reply to Jane2005

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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Dedalus

All very best wishes for your surgery, and wish you a quick recovery.

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Cubangirl in reply to Dedalus

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Šxx

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Will57

Hi. Congratulations on being chosen for the LVR Operation. I had mine 2 years ago in Papworth however please give yourself plenty of time to recover as it will take longer than you think but well worth it in the long run

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Cubangirl in reply to Will57

I really appreciate your insight ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸผWould you mind if I ask you lots of questions ? ๐Ÿ˜

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Will57 in reply to Cubangirl

As many as you like

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Cubangirl in reply to Will57

Awesome ๐Ÿคฉ

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Cubangirl in reply to Will57

Good morning will57 ๐Ÿ˜I was wondering when you returned home from hospital were you able to walk upstairs ? We are wondering if we should have bed downstairs for the first couple of weeks ? xx

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Will57 in reply to Cubangirl

I actually had a stairlift put in. Stairlift up walk down. But that was before the op as I was very bad

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Will57 in reply to Cubangirl

It took all of 6 months to recover from the operation. I did not anticipate that

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Cubangirl in reply to Will57

Yeah I have been offered stairlift but really donโ€™t want one ๐Ÿ˜ณ I would prefer to walk up n down !! But maybe bed downstairs may be the answer ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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Cubangirl in reply to Will57

Hi will57 can you tell me how long you were in hospital ? xx

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Will57 in reply to Cubangirl

I believe in Papworth it is around 6 days but they put mine back two days then the surgeon had an emergency so back another 3 days then after the surgery I had irregular heart rate so an extra few days (could make this up could you) but worked out for me as I then had the tubes taken out before I left

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Gingeros

Hope all goes well, best wishes. โค

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Cubangirl in reply to Gingeros

Thank you ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ˜Šxx

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49dibs

That's fantastic news. Good luck. I am sure David Waller and his team will take great care of you

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Cubangirl in reply to 49dibs

Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™xx

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Firefly25

I can understand your apprehension but I am sure it will make a hugely positive difference to your life. You will be in good hands! Wishing you all the best ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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Cubangirl in reply to Firefly25

โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—xx

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Morrison10

Hi, yes hope surgery goes well, nice birthday present. Iโ€™m glad your getting good attention, not all of us with lung issues do. I was born in 1935 with PCD, only in last few years have had Consultant who understands it. Although going to main hospital in Birmingham Consultant was seeing wasnโ€™t helpful, so paid to look on line to see interests etc of all respiratory consultants in area, and found Dr Sullivan who is knowledgeable and helpful, and regret didnโ€™t do so earlier, as have partly collapsed lung resting on other. Hope your surgery goes well, good luck and best wishes. Jean x

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Cubangirl in reply to Morrison10

Omg Jean how awful ๐Ÿ˜ž Iโ€™m sorry you have not had the care you deserved โ˜น๏ธThank you for your kind words of support ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—sending you a big hug stay well โค๏ธXx

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johnderby

Great news for you. I hope everything goes really well and that you are soon enjoying the benefits. John๐Ÿ‘

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Cubangirl in reply to johnderby

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—xx

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JJ_7

I hope it goes well. I have approached my GP to refer me for this surgery having heard such good things. It is very scary having major surgery but think of all the benefits :) I wish you a quick recovery and look forward to hearing how well you are.. Good luck xxx

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Cubangirl in reply to JJ_7

Thank you ๐Ÿ™and I hope you get the opportunity to do the same ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜xx

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CaptainPugwash

Good Luck Im Sure All Will Be Good Take Care Keep Safe ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

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Cubangirl in reply to CaptainPugwash

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜Šxx

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Karenanne61

How exciting! But scary too. Good luck.

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Cubangirl

Defo scary ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ but got to do it Iโ€™m only 55 and my life is at a standstill I used to be so active โ˜น๏ธ Iโ€™m hoping I can get back to horse riding my passion for 50 years ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿคž๐ŸผThanks xxx

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Stratos20

Best wishes. Hope all goes well for you ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Cubangirl in reply to Stratos20

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—xx

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Straddie

Absolutely brilliant news. And interesting to see the good advice about recovery time and not being too impatient. It will take time to recover from such major work. But the best of luck. Weโ€™ll all be wanting to know how it goes.

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Bardear

BEST WISHES FOR 22ND, IT WILL BE ME HOLDING YOUR HAND AND THINKING OF YOU.LOADSA LOVE

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Cubangirl in reply to Bardear

๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜thank you that means a lot xxxx

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Bardear in reply to Cubangirl

xxxxxxxx

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suef

All the best with the surgery & wishing you a speedy recovery. Xx

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Izb1

Wishing you all the best Cubangirl, will be thinking of you on 22nd sending lots of love and hugs. Rest up and plenty of tlc for a good while after x

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Cubangirl in reply to Izb1

Thank you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ˜˜xx

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pickingflowers4u

All the very best. Stay positive is what people say to me. I do wish you well with your surgery and a speedy recovery. Hoping its beneficial. X

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Cubangirl in reply to pickingflowers4u

Fingers crossed ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—xxx

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catpoose

Hi Cubangirl, I had right side LVR in 2018 and left side last September. I am glad I had it done but it wasn't easy recovery. This will buy you some more time and you will be pleased. Good luck.

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Cubangirl in reply to catpoose

Hi Catpoose can I ask where you had your surgery ? And what was the most difficult regards your recovery ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿค—xx

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Ergendl

Good luck for the 22nd.

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Cubangirl in reply to Ergendl

Thank you ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜xxxx

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Sara_2611

Wishing you well& of course I hope you recover quickly

My doctor has refused me a transplant -presumably because she would rather i die of it

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Cubangirl in reply to Sara_2611

Iโ€™m so sorry ๐Ÿ˜ข you are not getting the outcome you need โ˜น๏ธ Thank you for your kind words ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—โค๏ธXxxx

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Sharp5Flat13 in reply to Cubangirl

Cuban girl...how are you? All these responses are 4 months old now. Just hoping it all went well and you can get back to your horses.

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Sara_2611

Youre welcome ,Ive got my blood test on wednesday -so not looking forward to it

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