Been reading through the hospital hand book for cardiac surgery that I found on line, it suggests to have throat lozenges to help after the breathing tube is taken out, has anyone tried this? I got some that is already in my hospital bag, at the moment there are only toiletries and a charger plug in there
Little view of a beautiful Aussie summer’s day it’s 22°c which is 72°F if you were wondering the difference
Update posted on...
January 5, 2021
What a difference a few days can make, got a phone call today from another surgeon and if I loose the right amount of weight (14kg) I will be on track to have my surgery possibly in April, I heard that and my world changed. The Dr wants to see me in February to do my weight and plan the surgery. It’s made my day hearing these words
Out for a walk, this is all I’m allowed in the way of exercise
Update posted on...
December 31, 2020
Happy new year Heart Fam, for those like me waiting for surgery hope you get the date your waiting for, my surgeon has a 6 month wait and i don’t want to wait that long so he is sending my details to another surgeon for a sooner date
It’s been a frustrating week, I was booked to have a phone appointment with my surgeon on the 26 dec and again on the 30th dec, both days he was on call and must have been busy on both days and unable to call. I just want this to progress and not be left to deal with my emotions of not being seen to, makes it feel as though I being pushed aside and forgotten. What have I done to deserve this?
I don’t know if it’s part for my condition but I have had a bad cough the last few weeks, not COVID-19, that is contained in Western Australia, I some times cough up thick mucus. Does anyone else get this?
Found it yesterday I was going to see my surgeon this month but it was pushed back due to some emergencies, I’m ok with that but frustrated that I wasn’t told. Really not easy living with aortic stenosis and being a single mum
I know a lot of people on here are in America but how many are in other countries? I’m in Western Australia. I am new to aortic stenosis, I was diagnosed 3 months ago and finding all the helpful videos that Adam has put online has helped me understand this condition so much more. I have looked into all I can and recently I have watched some surgery videos online to see how the surgery is done for both open heart and keyhole.
Thanks Adam for all you have done within the heart valve community