I’m so new to this! I was diagnosed with Severe Aortic Stenosis last month - bit of a shock to say the least. The pain/ache in my chest I put down to being less fit than I used to be and the shortness of breath I thought was because I was tired. Even when I got the diagnosis I was in still in denial. I have always considered myself a healthy person, enjoying gardening, yoga, walking. However common sense has now prevailed and I’m due to have a pre op at the Cath Lab next week.
Yes, I’m scared- think we’re all scared of the unknown but I also realise how lucky I am that this problem has been discovered and that the ball has started rolling.
I have been reading lots of posts and replies re AVR and was especially interested to read the replies to granniea’s post from Nic25 and Chappychap - informative, very down to earth and most of all has made me feel much better about what is to come.