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Mitral Valve Regurgitation
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It's time for my first dental cleaning since surgeryFor those of you who have had their teeth cleaned after OHS....
Feeling great....thyroid biopsy was benignHi all,
Back to work....feeling greatBack to work for me on Monday. It's been 10 weeks since my surgery and I feel great.
One month updateMy surgery was one month ago. How time flies!
One week since discharge...feeling new aches and painsHi all,
4 days since discharge....doing wellI've been home now for 4 days since my MV repair.
I am SO happy to be home!!!!I have to say...I work in a hospital and have for many years. I'm not clinical...I work in the IT department and part of my job is supporting the clinical staff using the software for order entry and documentation.
Feeling much betterWell you were all right.
Look atguestbookI just posted as a guest in my own guest book. Look there for an update.
My turnReceived an automated call from Yale University Hospital that I am to arrive at 6:30 tomorrow. I'm assuming that means surgery is at 8:00 or so.
Expensive electronicsWhat did you all do with your iPad, phone, etc while you were in the hospital?
One week count downI booked my surgery so far in advance, I feel like I've been waiting forever.
Second blood donation scheduled for tomorrowHi all,
I'm so itchy, I could scream!I broke out in hives yesterday. Pretty much all over my body...mostly on my stomach and chest.
Is it normal to get shooting pains after cardiac cath?I had my cath done yesterday. Like I mentioned in my last post they applied an angeoseal (collagen plug) to seal the artery.
Cardiac cath. --- Done!Had my cardiac cath yesterday. My arteries are clean as a whistle.
Do right thorocotomy patients benefit from a bed wedge?I'm looking at new pillows. I hate the one I have and currently have a raging pain in my neck. While I'm pillow shopping I thought I'd get a bed wedge. Thought I'd check with you all to see if it's only necessary to sleep somewhat upright if you've had a sternotomy and not a thorocotomy,
Cardiac Cath ScheduledI saw my cardiologist on Thursday. We scheduled my cardiac Cath for May 4th.
Surgery scheduled for June 4thmy husband and I met with Dr. Hashim at Yale medical center yesterday.
I guess this is really happeningI had me TEE on 3//20...cardiologist said the regur looked more severe than mod/severe. He's referred me to a surgeon at Yale and I have an appt next Tues.
Scheduled for TEE 3/20Had my appt with my cardiolgist today. He said my echo still showed mod/severe regurgitation and no real changes from my last echo done this past December.
Echo on 3/8Hi all,
Looking for others with newly diagnosed MVRI have looked through most if not all of the journals for people in my age range (53) that started with newly diagnosed severe MVR. I haven't been able to find anyone.
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