Update on Aortic Stenosis.

by Blueblades 8 Replies latest jw friends

  • Blueblades

    I met with my Cardiologist today.He says that I have a mild aortic stenosis 1.7 valve with some calcification.Point .2 is normal,.1 is severe enough to warrant a valve replacement.I'm getting a stress test in Sept.Meanwhile he wants me to take one aspirin,and 400 mg.of vitamin E,every day to keep the blood thin. After the stress test he says to check my heart once a year with an echocardiograph test.

    So,that's where we are for now.I'm feeling much better after this visit.Thanks to all of you who demonstrated your love and concern and help.

    I hope that this information can be of help to anyone else that may be having the same medical problem.

    This forum has always been there for those who need help,love you all!


  • Scully


    I'm so glad to hear that this can be managed with meds and monitoring, rather than surgery. It's awesome that this was one of those "flukes" that was caught before it became symptomatic. I've been wondering how things would turn out for you, and this is likely the best possible news the cardiologist could have given you. Way to go!

    Love, Scully

  • Been there
    Been there


    I'm so glad you got an encouraging prognosis. The stress and worry wasn't doing your heart any good. According to the numbers, looks like you are closer to normal then sick. Now go have some fun..............

  • Double Edge
    Double Edge

    Nice to hear the good news. btw... I had a friend who went through a valve replacement 2 months ago... he's feeling better than ever....

  • blondie

    Thanks for the good news, Blue. Blondie

  • acsot

    What a relief that must be for you!

    Great news, and thanks for being concerned about others in spite of the stress and anxiety you must have been going through.

    What a caring person you are!

  • Blueblades

    Thanks to all for your kind thoughts.I'm thinking about all the others who are suffering from all sorts of ailments.Many that I have read about here and that I know of elsewhere.I remember a song where-in the singer expressed his feelings toward the one he loved,"It's only words,but,words are all I have to take your heart away".

    Sometimes that's all we can give at the time,the "WORDS" spoken on this forum from all of you have given a calmness to many of us who are suffering in so many different ways.The time and effort it takes to share this comfort is a demonstration of love in action.

    Again, if not for this forum,many of us would still be in great despair.It is comforting to know we are not alone and at any time 24/7 we can come to this forum to get and give help.

    Love to you all,Blueblades

  • Lady Lee
    Lady Lee

    Blue I am so glad you have some good news and found an easy way to manage the problem before it gets bigger.

    Those song words just gave me chills

    Yup Words it is all we have here but they mean soooo very much. Not sure how I would be getting through the day woithout all the kinds words of the people here

    Now take your pills and take care

  • Francois


    Any of you over 50? Yes, I thought so. Well my friends, in that case, it's time for you to have a full-blown colonoscopy. None of those flexible sigmoid sissy tests, now. I'm talking about the entire magilla, the whole enchalada, all the way from the exit sign back over to the enter here sign. You know it's time and so do I.

    I waited two years for my first one, and while I waited a friend who had no insurance was slooooooowly dying of colo-rectal cancer. He had gone to a quack in Atlanta who was treating him for parasites. Parasites! Can you believe it? By the time we, his friends, cajoled him into going to a real doctor and having a real test, it was too late. He was terminal. And it too him two years to die.

    When I went for my test two years late, I had two polyps and both of those suckers were cancerous. Luckily, They were removed before they got into the colonic wall. Then I had to have a test every six months for the next 2.5 years. Smart me, huh?

    There's nothing to be afraid of. Nothing hurts. In fact, you're not even present when the test takes place. They give you 2 mg Versid and 30 mg Demerol, believe me, you're in La La land.

    What's unpleasant is drinking that gallon of prep stuff the day before some idiot named "Go Lightly". You'll be going, but it won't be lightly. I suggest you have the test on Monday so you can deal with this "Go Lightly" stuff on Sunday in the privacy of your own home.

    So. Go do it all you over fifties. No excuses now. Go get the ride on the black garden hose now. If Jackie-O, and Audrey Hepburn hadn't been too high-falutin' to bend over and take it in the, um, you know, they'd be with us today.

    So get to it. And no excuses. And that includes you too TJ, Logansrun, Refiners and all you other people who I so love to argue with. Whatever would I do without you?

    Frank Tyrrell

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