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Offline Dr DeEath

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My Heart Operation
« on: 06 September 2017, 01:33:59 PM »
I thought it was worth a new thread as the original one is getting rather long and at times off-topic at times. After I posted yesterday I got a somewhat puzzling phone call (very bad line). When I got a chance a bit later in the afternoon I rang the hospital as I had caught the words "heart" and "procedure".  It appears that I have now been referred to the Royal Brompton for triple bypass (is that a motorway). It was a bit of a shock as everyone has  been talking stents for over three months. Apparently I have been sent a letter which I imagine is in the post as the letters for some reason are posted around 100 miles away with a 2nd class stamp.

I am now wondering if I will have to go through the various angio/cardio grams again?

Wonder if I will spot Avocado there?
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #1 on: 06 September 2017, 04:04:40 PM »
The Royal Brompton is the best heart hospital so you will be in good hands there. I would hope they send copies of your recent scans to the hospital so you don't have to have them all over again.


When I next have surgery the Brompton is the place where I think I wil get the best level of aftercare and nursing which is most important after heart surgery, as the hospital is dedicated just to heart and lung.


The food is very good too - at least it was when I was a day patient there in June. Of course they do all the low fat stuff but I managed to get a very good omelette with cheese and fresh green vegetables - and I asked for butter to put on them, apparently they try to source the veggies locally and try to get organic ! That's what I read any way. Mind you, you might not feel like much food after your op, at least not for a few days. They will obviously be aware of your diabetes when it comes to the surgery and how that will affect your diabetes.

Do keep us posted !
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #2 on: 06 September 2017, 06:23:07 PM »
Oh goodness, what a shock for you!  Any idea when?
Patti


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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #3 on: 06 September 2017, 07:06:17 PM »
Glad Anne (Avocado) was on to see your post. I know we can offer support but some first hand knowledge is much more helpful I'm sure!
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #4 on: 06 September 2017, 08:51:00 PM »
Wishing you all the best and hoping that you do not have to wait too long for your op.

I go in to Cardiology at Salisbury District Hospital on 27th September as my pacemaker battery is now reaching its limit.  I have had a scan but they haven't told me yet whether they will just be changing the battery or fitting in a completely new pacemaker. 

We live in the age now when heart operations, triple bypasses and stent insertions is all routine.  It's just as well we aren't all living in the 19th Century!  Good luck Dr DeEath.
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Offline Venomous

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #5 on: 06 September 2017, 10:31:38 PM »
Good luck for your operation, I'll be thinking of you!
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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #6 on: 07 September 2017, 02:01:41 PM »
Thank you fr the good wishes. I will let you know when I get an appointment through.

Personally I would have thought that I would have been given a appointment t discuss the test results and treatment options. The good side is that I was referred quickly - I just hope things move forward as I tire more easily than\n just a few months ago!
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #7 on: 07 September 2017, 08:52:45 PM »
I hope the operation is sooner rather than later.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #8 on: 07 September 2017, 11:44:44 PM »
Sorry about the shock. Best wishes, it appears you will be at a good hospital.
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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #9 on: 03 October 2017, 01:20:08 PM »
Had hoped I would find an appointment for my initial consultation when I got back but still nothing. I have heard stories of people waiting 3 - 4 months for an appointment after referral to the major heart hospitals. It's hard not to let it get you down!
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Offline Quantum Learning

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #10 on: 03 October 2017, 02:07:02 PM »
We have to wait 3-4 months for any referral to see anybody. Then you get there and they send you for a blood test & say see you in another 3 months, so much time wasting.  :(
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #11 on: 03 October 2017, 02:13:29 PM »
I'd be ringing up to find out what's going on, after this length of time Dr D.
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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #12 on: 04 October 2017, 08:57:33 AM »
One of my daughter's coworkers had a triple heart bypass at Barts a couple of weeks ago. He is 51, a little extra weight, but not diabetic. He was in ICU for 2 days..then they sent him home! He doesn't have anyone living with him so we were very worried and I cooked and sent round meals. He soon didn't need them and went into work 7 days following his operation just to say hi to everyone and show them his chest scar and a long scar on his leg where I think they took veins or something?

I hope your operation goes as smoothly!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #13 on: 04 October 2017, 03:56:49 PM »
It's strange, another post code lottery I suppose.  J's elder brother who lives on the south coast (Worthing) went for a treadmill test, next day he was in London having a triple by-pass op.  Think it was University College Hospital.
Patti


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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: My Heart Operation
« Reply #14 on: 05 October 2017, 01:28:12 PM »
It's strange, another post code lottery I suppose.  J's elder brother who lives on the south coast (Worthing) went for a treadmill test, next day he was in London having a triple by-pass op.  Think it was University College Hospital.

Yes it seems so especially as one consultation said I was to have no stress tests (exercise or drug induced) as it would provide no useful information and could be dangerous!
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