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Sue52Sue52 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
Hi all, not posted for quite a while. Had lots happening . Short and sweet.. Arthritis got so much worse... My dad died from alzhiemers.. My daughter had a beautiful baby girl 😄😄, my son has moved back home and is the devil child 😄, so blinking hard to live with ... To top it all had phuemonia back in March and have now been told that I need both heart valves replaced ... One is blocked completely and the other is leaking .... So I am now off work waiting for that call.... Arthritis is flaring up again... I will be honest I am so scared... Keep going on the dreaded Google which fills you with horror stories ... X 

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  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 2,105 Disability Gamechanger
    edited April 2019
    I had a heart valve replaced 2.5 years ago, apart from getting a chest infection that put me in ICU for 6 days (smoker) it went really well, but it did take me longer to recover than I hoped it might, just do as they tell you and all will be well, best not read the horror stories on google.
  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,988 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sue52 I am sorry for all that you have been through, however many congratulations on the arrival of your grandchild! Anytime you need a chat, we are always here :)
    Community Champion
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • SeanchaiSeanchai Member Posts: 365 Pioneering
    What a start to your year Sue.( granny :) ) .....my mother had a quadruple bypass ....she was fine after it . It's hard living with someone in the house when your used to " doing your own thing" ...and....please stop reading scare stories . Of course you want as much information as possible so you will keep reading Google.  Just go forward with a positive attitude . Of course you are scared , but heart operations happen every day of the week ....those surgeons are amazing people . Good luck and please let us know how it goes Sue 
  • Sue52Sue52 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    Thank you all. I was thinking I may ring work and ask to go back on light duties whilst I wait what do u all think ? X 
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,694 Scope community team
    Hi @Sue52, if you feel up to it (and your doctor agrees) then you should, it can be a great distraction and try to stay off of Google! ;)

    Huge congratulations on the arrival of your granddaughter, how old is she now?
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  • Sue52Sue52 Member Posts: 78 Courageous
    Hi @Adrian_Scope
    she is 3 months old and a little beauty thank u for asking.. I am going to speak to work as the thought of sitting around for 2 months waiting and then 2 more recovering fills me with horror x 
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