So I recently posted about me needing my aortic valve replacing soon. I was born with stenosis, regurgitation and 2 heart murmurs. Im 22 now so I cant complain managing to go this long with only 2 operations to balloon the valve.
My question today is advice regarding what the pre surgery counselling is for? I have this on the 7th of Feb as well as an appointment at a pre surgery clinic? I'm not fully sure what these will entail.
Also, I'm starting to get quite nervouse at the thought of the removal of the pacing wires and drainage tube post op, is it painful? I'm quite worried about this part. As well as the ventilator, can you feel it in? I have the worst gag reflex ever so I'm nervous about this too!
You were all so great last time so i will greatly appreciate your help again!