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Seen surgeon at last

Hello everyone , I finally see my surgeon on Friday and feel so much better about everything. He was so lovely and put my mind at rest he said he's put me on the cat 1 (urgent) list not because hes worried about anything happening but because he said im young and he wants to give me my health back asap. He also agreed I can have a cow or pig valve as I really don't want mechanical. My op should be Feb /March I have a little trip planned to Vienna in Jan for hubbys 60th birthday my surgeon also happy for me to do that. Feeling so much more positive now xx

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Hi, good to hear that you are feeling more positive after seeing the surgeon. I am on a 5 month waiting list for mitral valve replacement so should be having surgery around March time. My first heart surgery was in 2007 when I had a mitral valve repair but that has now failed and my valve has severe regurgitation again.

It feels so good when you have confidence in your surgeon and you trust them to help you make the right decision.

Best wishes

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Thankyou xx

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Thankyou and merry Christmas and a happy New year to u x

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So pleased that you are feeling more positive. Enjoy your trip x

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Thankyou merry Christmas and a happy New year xx

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I'm convinced that having a positive frame of mind is very beneficial to recovery. I've been extremely fortunate with my experience, I have a cow tissue AV. If you have any queries there are lots of people on the forum who have been through the procedure and will share their tips. I hope you have a lovely break. Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2018. Xx

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Thankyou so much merry Christmas and happy New year to u xx

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Yes I can feel it pumping especially when moving about, or if I take a deep breath. Not if I'm sitting quietly though. M x

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Hi Kaz really pleased for you.

I too was really happy to be told I was having a biological value, hated the thought of being on warfarin. After 20wks Peppa Pig is working brilliantly, I can still eat bacon 🥓 sandwich and not feel guilty and as yet had no urge to roll in mud, but I have started to snort when I laugh 😂 . Now enjoy Xmas and look forward to your Vienna trip and this time next year you will be well on the road to recovery. Take care Kaz 💓💕💖

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Lol thank you it's nice to hear from someone with a little piggy lol. I'm not sure if i will get pig or cow yet as sizes are different he will make that decision in surgery . Have a great Christmas and thanks for the support xx

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Lol 😂 you’ll be handy if you run out of milk 🥛

So glad your Mooving 🐄 on with your recovery. Just hope my little 🐷 doesn’t go to market 😂 Kaz💕❤️💖

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Such good news so enjoy your break x

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I’m not on the clock, so no ticking from me, I’ve got a biological value. Kaz💕❤️💖

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