I had my surgery 7 days ago and who ever invented the TAVI system was and is a genius. Thank you to all the staff specially the two surgeons who did this for me, Mr. Greech and Mr. Hall at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield England. I am just sorry that all heart patients that need an aortic valve replacement cant have this procedure, no scars except in the groin and feeling as if you have'nt had any surgery, except feeling tired, wonderful.
Good luck again to everybody, my love goes with you xxx
I have at long last just had my date through for my TAVR and that is on the 30th August unless they find any more problems to put it off.
I hope you are all doing well with your recovery and for those of you that are just going to have your operation, well all I can say is very good luck and hope all goes well for you all, I will be thinking of you.
Hi Jacky Taylor here, still waiting for a date for my aortic valve but they have just told me that they think I might have to have it through the groin instead as by COPD, Polymyalgia and Thyroid problems might not allow them to do open heart.
Can anybody tell me, do they get pain in their back in between the shoulder blades. I just hope that this is to do with the heart problem.
I hope that all you people having the ops go on OK and recover quickly if you can.
Thank you, Jacky taylor
Hi Everybody who has had a new aortic valve. Please could you tell me how many tubes etc. you have coming and going when you first come out of surgery. People tell me different numbers.
I am still waiting for my op and quite apprehensive about it as I am sure everybody else is or has been the same.
I have watched on Google " the op " which has prepared me to a certain extent, I have also watched the diary of a couple of people after their ops for the first week and this has been extremely helpful.
I just wanted to know how people really feel after the op as I think the people I have seen are being very brave and not saying exactly how the feel.
Thank you for any feed back.
Do all patients get the cushion to cuddle to help you cough etc. or do you buy your own.?