Cardiology Update

@Blondie2222 (21217)
United States
September 14, 2016 7:24am CST
Good morning everyone, hope you all have a great Wed. I worked half day yesterday as I had a Cardiology appointment in the city. My appointment was at 3pm and didn't leave until 530. We met with my doctor got more information on my surgery, she increased my medicine then i went for an ultrasound. After the ultrasound went back to the room met with the new dr that came from university of michigan and got even more information regarding this surgery i may be having. He told us he is confident that because i'm very healthy right now, my kidney and lung function is good and my heart is stable that i would pull through with them doing the surgery. They want to replace my aortic valve that is leaking. There is no chance I would need an LVAD as he thinks i'll recover without needing one. So it was good getting that information makes it easier for me to lean towards doing the surgery. I have until Friday to make the decision. After my appointment we drove home got home at 630 then grilled some steaks and burgers for dinner. Then i watched americas got talent and read my book til i went to sleep. So that is my update soon as I know when surgery will be I'll let you all know. Have a great day!
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@LadyDuck (147632)
• Switzerland
14 Sep 16
This is great news, at least now you know what to expect and it seems it's not as bad as it could have been.
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@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@ladyduck yes it sure lifted my spirits a little hearing from both sides. I decided to move on with the surgery. So now the whole process will begin next week and then they will let me know surgery date.
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@LadyDuck (147632)
• Switzerland
15 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 The sooner the better, so you do not think all the time about this.
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@Juliaacv (28986)
• Canada
14 Sep 16
That is optimistic news. We have a nephew and 2 great nephews who have had this valve replacement surgery. Its amazing to see their lifestyle after such surgery, its so much better.
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@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@juliaacv yeah but my case is complicated as i have other issues besides just my heart like my kidney function and lung function but right now both are good so that's why they want to do the surgery now. After hearing from both doctors i decided to move on with the surgery.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24901)
• United States
18 Sep 16
That is wonderful news.
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@alberello75 (16529)
• Genova, Italy
14 Sep 16
So at the moment you don't know yet if you will make the surgical procedure or not? Forgive me the grammar, I am Italian ....
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@alberello75 i have made my decision and I am going forward with the surgery. I am letting my doctor know today then we will begin the process.
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@alberello75 (16529)
• Genova, Italy
15 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 So, from what I understand, your surgical intervention will be made imminently. I understood correctly? Hold me "updated." Regards, Alessandro
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
16 Sep 16
@alberello75 yes i will be having surgery in october sometime if all goes well
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
17 Sep 16
That is good to hear. When doctors are confident, the whole team will be confident too. I am no doubt that you will rest for just a few days before life goes back to normal.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
17 Sep 16
@scheng1 once i have the surgery I will be in the hospital atleast a week then 3 week recovery at home.
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@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
18 Sep 16
@scheng1 yeah trust me I don't want to be in the hospital longer than I have too. So the sooner they can discharge me the better.
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@scheng1 (24812)
• Singapore
22 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 If you can walk, just take two steps as soon as you can. Once you can walk, you have a very high chance of going home that day or the next day.
@marsha32 (6689)
• United States
15 Sep 16
Is that a valve in your heart? It sounds like the doctors say you will do fine, but heart surgery still sounds scary to me.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@marsha32 yes it is on one of the chambers. It was a risky surgery because i have kidney and lung issues also but they are both good and stable right now so that's why they want to do the surgery right away before it gets worse. So I am emailing my doctor today and telling them i am moving forward with the surgery and then we will begin the process.
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@marsha32 (6689)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 All the best wishes for you and prayers too.
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@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
16 Sep 16
@marsha32 thank you
@marlina (71288)
• Canada
14 Sep 16
Glad that you are healthy and can have that surgery. I had it myself 3 years ago. But the cardiologist told me at my last visit that there is a little leak. I am not pleased about this new. What kind of valve will you be choosing? I took the mechanical one. Good luck,.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@marlina yeah glad you made it out ok but sucks there is leakage. Mine has been leaking for a very long time and that's what caused my left ventricle to grow large and making the heart work more. Having this surgery should help solve that problem. I believe they are doing a mechanical valve but not 100% sure.
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@marlina (71288)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 If you go for the mechanical valve you will have to be on blood thinner for life.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
16 Sep 16
@marlina yeah i'll have to find out what they are doing
@Happy2BeMe (74353)
• Canada
14 Sep 16
I am happy that you received positive news about your surgery. That must make you feel better going into it. I wish you all the best. You will feel much better when it is done.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@happy2beme yes i was happy to receive better uplifting news as well. It made me feel better about making my decision in which i have decided to move forward with the surgery.
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@Happy2BeMe (74353)
• Canada
15 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 all the best to you. I think you are making the right decision.
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@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
16 Sep 16
@Happy2BeMe thank you
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@just4him (110015)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
15 Sep 16
Sounds like you've made the decision to have it. It's good to have a doctor who is reassuring and confident with everything you've been going through.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@just4him yes it's always good to have another opinion and i'm glad I got to hear both sides of how they feel. It made me make the decision a little easier, i have decided to move forward with the surgery.
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@just4him (110015)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
18 Sep 16
@Blondie2222 I'm glad you made your decision and you're good with it.
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@Corbin5 (100029)
• United States
14 Sep 16
Sounds like you checked out really well. So good to hear this. Yes, let us know about the surgery.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@corbin5 yes and i will i am emailing my doctor today and telling her i am moving forward with the surgery then we will start the process. I have to meet with the whole team again and do some testing etc and make sure my insurance will cover it then they can get it scheduled.
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@Corbin5 (100029)
• United States
15 Sep 16
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• United States
15 Sep 16
i'm glad they're bein' so thorough 'n ya've been able to talk with the new surgeon 's well.
@Blondie2222 (21217)
• United States
15 Sep 16
@crazyhorseladycx yes i've made the decision to move on with the surgery, i am emailing my doctor today to let her know
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