Hi guys hope everyone remains well 🤗🤗I got phone call last week !!! I’m having my surgery 22nd March @ St Barts London 👍🏼🤪 I have mixed feelings 😳I’m looking forward to recovery and enjoying life more but I also have concerns regarding such major surgery !! But I’ve been assured by many that I’m in good hands at St Barts and my surgeon Mr David Waller 👍🏼👍🏼
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Wishing you well for the 22nd and hope you’ll recover quickly. Xxx💝💝💝
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. 💐💐💐xxx
Thats great news 4u.yr bound to feel anxious xx
Yeah I won’t lie ☹️It is a worry having such major surgery !! But you have to have faith in these wonderful and extremely dedicated surgeons 👍🏼😁
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
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 👍🏼
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 😊 Bernadette and Jack 🐕 xxxxxx o
I’ll be thinking of you on the 22nd. Sending you lots of good wishes for a good recovery. Hopefully you’ll soon notice an improvement with your breathing 🤞
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
All very best wishes for your surgery, and wish you a quick recovery.
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
I really appreciate your insight 👍🏼Would you mind if I ask you lots of questions ? 😁
As many as you like
Good morning will57 😁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
I actually had a stairlift put in. Stairlift up walk down. But that was before the op as I was very bad
Hi will57 can you tell me how long you were in hospital ? xx
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
That's fantastic news. Good luck. I am sure David Waller and his team will take great care of you
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 😊❤️
Hi, yes hope surgery goes well, nice birthday present. I’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 wasn’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 didn’t do so earlier, as have partly collapsed lung resting on other. Hope your surgery goes well, good luck and best wishes. Jean x
Great news for you. I hope everything goes really well and that you are soon enjoying the benefits. John👍
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
Good Luck Im Sure All Will Be Good Take Care Keep Safe 🖤🖤
How exciting! But scary too. Good luck.
Defo scary 😟 but got to do it I’m only 55 and my life is at a standstill I used to be so active ☹️ I’m hoping I can get back to horse riding my passion for 50 years 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼Thanks xxx
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. We’ll all be wanting to know how it goes.
BEST WISHES FOR 22ND, IT WILL BE ME HOLDING YOUR HAND AND THINKING OF YOU.LOADSA LOVE
All the best with the surgery & wishing you a speedy recovery. Xx
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
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
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.
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
Youre welcome ,Ive got my blood test on wednesday -so not looking forward to it