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Now in St. Bart's, had a CT scan, and vascular ultrasound test tomorrow, ahead of surgery on Friday for mitral valve repair or replacement, hopefully minimally invasive.

I will let you know how it went, my Hearties 💔

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Good luck! My valve result came back as within normal limits but that doesn,t explain the breathlessness and dizzy spells plus the presyncope. I,m having further tests.

Hope they get to the bottom of it for you.😀

Evening Beatles 1956

Just wanted to wish you lots of luck and a really great recovery.

Post when you feel up to it let us all know how you are doing.

Best wishes Pauline

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Beatles1956 in reply to 080311

Thank you, Pauline. You have kept me sane (relatively).🤪

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080311 in reply to Beatles1956

At least you haven’t lost your sense of humour! You will be busy telling us the ins and outs 😂


Hi, not long to wait now, I was in Barts nearly a year ago, very well looked after🙂, wishing you well, 🤞 for the easier way , and a speedy recovery, Val

Hi Val. Certainly no complaints so far about being looked after. I hope I'm in the right ward (NHS).😀

Yes🙂, you will be fine 😂

The Hearties ❤️ will be here waiting. Hope that everything goes well for you.

Take it easy and try very hard to do as they say!! Haha😆

All the very best


Hi Maisie. I will do my best; I understand how important it is.👍

Sending best wishes Beatles1956 for your op on Friday hope you have a quick recovery and back to health as soon as possible take care 😊

The best of luck, you'll be fine & do very well xx

Wishing you all the best for tomorrow. Fingers crossed a minimally invasive procedure. Thinking of you. Let us know how you are when you feel up to it. Frances

I had my bypass in Barts- amazing place- wishing you all the best

Wishing you all the best and a swift return to health and strength.

Wishing you all the best for your operation, I underwent bypass surgery there 7 weeks ago and can assure you that the Drs and Nurses are fantastic. You are in good hands. Please let us know how you get on 😁

All the very best and hopefully you'll be feeling so much better soon.

Thank you to all the people who I have never met, and unlikely to, but I can feel the warmth in your messages. Bart's is certainly a brilliant place to be, even though I'd rather not be!

Almost a year ago I was in Bart's for my aortic root replacement, insertion of mechanical valve and graft on aorta. I wish you the very best.

Good luck. I had Mitral and Tricuspid valve repair three years ago and have never once regretted it. Take things easy and listen to your body. Don’t try to run before you can walk. You’ll be fine x

Go well Beatles1956. I’m currently on the waiting list at Barts for mitral valve repair- it looks like you had a 3 month wait since echo? I was told told 2-3 months from when I saw surgeon so hopefully Dec/Jan latest. I wish you all the very best, the team sound excellent and I shall follow your posts with interest.

Good Afternoon Beatles,

All the best for tomorrow, and before you know it, you can Get Back to some normality at the very least.

I would say, have a little drink this evening, but, that would be frowned on these days.



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Beatles1956 in reply to Heed61

Hi. Doesn't seem to be hospital radio in here. Thought they might play "what becomes of the broken hearted" or "the first cut is the deepest"!😉

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080311 in reply to Beatles1956

Now that’s funny 😂😂😂

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Heed61 in reply to Beatles1956

There's always "Reasons to be Cheerful" and after tomorrow you will see the benefits of " A Good Heart".

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Handel in reply to Beatles1956

😂😂😂. Not sure why A Day in The Life is rumbling though my head!!

All the very best for tomorrow. Let us know how you get on.

Love and hugs heading to St Barts. All the best. Jan xx

Best wishes. I’m now on the elective waiting list for mine - 3 to 4 months they reckon. I will look forward to seeing your posts. Don’t think I have the option for minimally invasive as not set up yet. Take care. Speedy recovery.

All the best for tomorrow, I had both my mitral and tricuspid valves repaired 3 years ago minimal invasive, you will feel like a new man. I genuinely didn't realise how ill I was until I was well on the way to recovery. X

Hope it goes well for you

Hi Beatles 1956. Hope all goes well tomorrow and before you know it, you’ll be back on your feet. Please keep us all posted with any updates

Good Luck - I am 9 weeks post Mitral Valve repair - You too will soon be a member of 'the other side club' 👍❤️

I hope it's gone really well, and that you have a good and comfortable recovery.

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