Hello everyone, I see very little activity in this group, and that's a real shame. People like me who are new and looking for some sort of support are looking for help in this group. People who have been in the group a long time have a lot of "experience" to offer. I realize every circumstance is different, and everyone will not have the same diagnosis or prognosis, but just being able to talk about what's going on can be a real stress relief. Those of you who have been here for a while offer hope, just by being around. :)
One of the first things I did when I found out about my aneurysm was to try to find a support group. I know my family doesn't really know what it feels like, and that's ok. I just hoped I could find a group to discuss my questions and concerns with. People who are in a like situation or that have been in a similar situation. I don't want to scare my family with my questions or concerns. I want them to enjoy their time with me without fear. Some of my questions may be irrevellant, but I really hoped to get support through this group.
How long was it before you were diagnosed before you had corrective surgery?
What questions should you ask your cardiologist?
What questions should you ask your surgeon?
What types of tests should I expect before surgery?
Do most people experience any side effects or negative reaction(s) to the tests?
What should you take to the hospital with you when you have surgery?
Those aren't personal questions, those are questions that could help someone get good answers.
So, if you're still in the group, why not start commenting or sharing parts of your story?
You never know where life will take you. You never know the impact you may have on another person's life.
I truly hope everyone is well. Make it an amazing day! Deb
Hello,I was diagnosed with Afib in January of this year. Since then, I have had a few other issues and have found out I need to have surgery.I was told by the surgeon that even though I will be having heart surgery to replace my bicuspid valve and my aorta (I have a large aneurysm), the AFIB may still become an issue at a later date.Has anyone in this group had a valve replaced and still have...
Well, it's certainly been a long time since I stopped in here at Daily Strength. It's quite obvious that there's been a major website reconstruct during my absense. A little tricky to get used to at first. I hope all is well and who's still here from the old site?? - Tom (aka: Surfrat)