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Michele,FionaLet me say first, Sorry in the long delay in answering u two, bad tear. Yes i can hear my tick, very loudly. at times i wonder if it is me or my allarm clock... and my scare is not numb at all. but a little sore still at the top of the scare where the bone was cut.... at it has been three years. i think it will always be sore. i have had allot of blood test done recently and everything is fin . no thyroid problems, so it is just me.... . i am going to start to eat allot better and not be afraid of the the foods i love. funny that yoga was mentioned... i was thinking that way... my joints are getting sore, i do have arthritis, so i think the yoga is going to help and it is a start..
HiIt has been almost three years since my surgery,I still have the same problem I did last year. Weight is still a problem. I am 51 still 20 pds over weight and still not to settled on exactly how much warfarin I am to take.Right now I am on 7,7,8,7,7,8.... Levels are okay. Have no energy.
Thank youthank you for your advice.. my problem is the warfarin i am on... you are told. you can eat this but don't touch that and every new place i go to ... web site... tells me something different... i have heard of the no wheat... and have considered it... i just want to be able to work out and enjoy life..... i will... i want to know exactly what i have to stay away from beside everything green... and cranberry...lol... and last but not least.. beer...lol.lol. i loved salads, but not every day..and yes.. if the ticking stops .. worry... i am aware of that.. but it is still annoying..lol... and here on Vancouver island the doctors are scarce.. keep the one you have.. i had a great doctor, but he passed away 2 years ago....not to happy with who i have now and and the specialist i like is in nanaimo and i have to be referred to him... again.... just frustration.... again . thanks for the advice and i will try some of your suggestion..
it has been awhileHi...
almost 5 monthsHappy valentines day
almost back to workmorning all, i first like to say.. Merry Christmas to ever one. i am heading back to work Jan. 4th.. i would love to stay off longer but running out of money..lol.lol.i feel good. it has been three months on Dec. 24 since my surgery and i have been very very lucky that i have sailed though with no problems... We did go to Mexico last week. it was good.. to be honest. i am glad it was our week trip. i was ready to come home.. day 3... a little surprised on how i felt and how the heat affected me.. but now i am so looking forward to our 2week trip in march......
just over 5 weeksHi
in to week 5Hello
three weeks todayMorning,
Day 6thHi everyone. i am on day six at home and feeling great,,, i know this is going to sound weird but, i wish i was in a little pain, cuz i am probably not doing what i am suppose to do,,, my scar is healing nicely i think because of the MEDIHONEY that i am using on it,, it is a product made with honey from Austraiia... my only problem with it is,,, i hate honey and i hate the smell of honey...anyway it is working... i am feeling really really good,, not coughing as much and i start rehab on Friday... so things are looking up,,, i do, how ever click... i was hoping that i would be one of the lucky ones and not because i really didn't hear it,, but,,, not so much now... anyway i will get used to it. warfrin , so far has not been a problem. my memory how ever is. can not remember anything i did 10 min ago.Going to the lab 3 days a week is a drag,, well mostly for my great father in law... he is my driver... at this rate. Mexico. here i come Dec. 11th... we love it there.... i have only two things to really say about the surgery that came up that i did not except... one.. Ladies no matter how small u are in the chest area,.. wear something to hold the girls together... i was shocked when i came home and saw how they looked and how much they where pulling the skin down... i am not blessed there, so i thought i did not need anything... WRONG.. first night home was very uncomfortable... could just be me... and number 2... do anything you can not to sneeze.... that was the most pain i had ever had.... coughing is nothing compared to that. that is about all for now... take care everyone
i am homeHi Everyone
It worksHi everyone
Hi SusanI just read you "My Story" U have had your share of heart issues... This is my second surgery. First one when i was 8, in Montreal Canada.. I had what is call a coartaion of the aorta and i was born with a bicuspid aortic valve,, so 40 years in between surgery's... not bad . i have lived with no problem and my only really big complaint is i am very very tired... but i always put it down to me being lazy..lol.. which i am....i learned more about my condition from Adams book then i knew,, and that i am sick,,, which is a bit of a relieve... now i know it isn't in my head.. in in my heart....Tomorrow we drive to Victoria, and hopefully i will be back home by the following weekend,,, but i am going to miss season premier of Dexter....my surgery was suppose to be on Sept. 13th so i would have been home to watch it... oh well what are pvr's for.
3more daysHi everyone,
Information overloadHi Don,
Still conflictedMorning folks,
This is weirdMorning. I entered in a new entry yesterday and it was a long one.. maybe that is why it isn't here.. so i will try and make this short. first thank you for all the help. i really appreciate it. and second. my surgery is Sept.24, in Victoria B.C.. Canada, Royal Jubilee Hospital .. for those of us who knows the island.This is the leading heart hospital. not sure if it is just here in B.C or Canada.. I no the one in Ontario is number one... but not to sure.... off work . at home now doing at home stuff and unemployment stuff.
valves,, pros and consGood morning, i thought i did send in a entry,, oh well,, my last day of work is Wednesday of this week,, my surgery is Sept. 24. as long as it doesn't get postponed again.. i was wondering the pros and con of a tissue valve and a mechanical valve,, i have opt for the mechanical, but may be second guessing my choice. i am 48 years young...
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