I'm 60, with two past surgeries, and expecting a third.
This is my third incarnation as a cyclist. So I'm going to do as much as I can for as long as I can withen the limits of what I'm allowed to do.
I had since childhood a loud murmer. A bicuspid Aortic valve may have slowed me down but did not stop me until 2001. After a10k run I never cought my breath again. I was so fatigued I couldn't walk or stand for even short periods.
My Ross Procedure was a month later. Withen a year I was back to running, cycling, even built a house.
This period of wellness was too short. Withen a few years the stenosis of the cadaver pulmonic valve was apparent. I had to give up running , cycling and by 2010 I could no longer do stairs , walk a distance or even stand a few moments.
Echoes and MRI showed my 28 mm pulmonic implant had stenosis to 14mm. The leaflets were immobile and the gradient across the valve was up to 68. My heart was enlarged and I had developed a right bundle branch block.
The second pulmonic replacemen was early 2013.
After year of recover and rehab I started slow running and cycling. I'm not near the level of my peers but at least I can get out on the road.
I'm still easily fatigued and as my cardiologists expand to me it is because my Aortic autograft is starting to fail. To postpone the next Aortic replacement my cardiologists has placed resrictions on my activity and stress.
But until my next surgery I'm going to do as much as I can for as long as I can withen my limits.
More Info About Me & My Heart
More About Me
I am from:
I was diagnosed with:
Bicuspid Aortic Valve