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Duncan Wilkie

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Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:26 pm

On the Road to Recovery...

Every day is a bit better. I had open heart surgery two weeks ago Monday. We’ve been tracking a leaky Aortic Valve for some time. The most recent echocardiogram showed a marked change and it was time to investigate more. I was sent for an Angiogram . I’ve had a lifetime of high chloresteral, so I assumed my vessels would be filled with blockage. I had started taking Statins in Feb. The great news is they found no blockages and my heart was healthy except for the one valve.
I was a good candidate for surgery. We decided on a tissue valve.
I was supposed to have a partial sternotomy, but the first valve they put in ended up being defective and needed to be replaced. After an ultrasound in The OR, they found I was bleeding, so they repaired that and gave me a couple of units of blood. So, I ended up with a full sternotomy. I was in surgery about 6 hours.
I’ll be home for sometime now.
A couple of notes.
My only outward symptom was shortness of breath, increasing over time.
My family Dr. detected some backwash in the valve. I was sent for an ekg, then echocardiogram. Then I saw a Cardiologist. The Cardiologist sent me for the Angiogram. Surgery was set up, and here I am.
Recovery is going well, but it’s a long process.
Get yourselves checked.
Cheers..
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Phill Fenton

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Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:21 pm

Re: Road to Recovery.

Sorry to hear this Duncan, but I hope you go on to make a quick and full recovery. :smiles:
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NeilRoss

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Post Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:32 pm

Re: Road to Recovery.

Onwards and upwards Duncan. Don't hang up those brushes just yet.
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Jean Oakley

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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:32 am

Re: On the Road to Recovery...

wishing you a speedy recovery Duncan all the best x
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Hugh Potter

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Post Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:09 pm

Re: On the Road to Recovery...

All the best Duncan,

I'm sure you'll be right as rain in no time!

Hugh

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