Hi, back in August this year I was diagnosed with a bicuspid valve which was leaking. I was advised to have it replaced as early as possible, at 47 suddenly to be told that I had been born with the bicuspid valve also was rather mind blowing. To add a complication to this when going for routine examinations ready for my operation, I went into complete heart block so had to be rushed into hospital sooner than expected.
This has now lead to me having not just a mechanical valve, but also a pacemaker fitted. This has all been rather a lot take in over the last few months, but am now coming to terms to what is ahead of me.