Wattie, hope all goes well for you my friend. You certainly have the right attitude with this. Hit it full on in the face and get back to it.
Very best wishes Wattie and hope that all goes well when the time comes. Always enjoy your contributions on here (well apart from Ponzi stuff)So, saw cardiologist.
Severe stenosis diagnosed -even though I have no symptoms.
I can keep exercising.
I’ve decided to get the valve replaced ASAP on the basis that I’m stronger without symptoms and therefore in the best place for the required open heart op......which I expect will be 3-4 months away.
Gonna keep living the way i’ve been doing.....nothing else for it....but I’m gonna have to prepare everything at home for the previously unthinkable, just in case.
There will be a lot of contemplation in the coming months.
Thanks for sharing RobinL.Wattie, sorry to hear of your troubles. The good news is its out in the open and you can plan a way forward, although it may not be your original plan to be fair.....
On a similar topic.
Couple of years back (age 59) I had to undergo a 'remote location medical' by ISOS for a new employment.
Working in oil & gas I'm used to having yearly medicals so no concerns. I did however not fess up to a recent type 2 Diabetes verdict from my GP.
I realised this medical was different when I got a separate appointment just for 'bloods' apparently one test had to be in the lab within 12 hours?
The medic taking bloods also had to double check as he thought there was a mistake in the quantity / numbers of tests.
So a day after the full medical, and I mean full, I get a call to go in and discuss some 'issues'.
No doubt diabetes had been spotted!!
Wrong. First thing Dr. tells me us I've tested positive for TB
Which will need more tests / x-rays.
He then mentioned an irregular heart rhythm.... Off to cardiologist who says it's a ' normal abnormality!' and not to worry () - I had to look that up!
XRays on chest. Confirms Latent TB, apparently some 30% of UK may be infected but as we get TB shots it doesn't develop.
No further action (apparently any cure at my age is more dangerous than leaving well alone!)
Doctor Calls me back to discuss..... Raised Hemi Diaphragm....!!!!!! Also apparently not an issue (!).
Back to the internet!!
But the 15 degree Aortic Twist needs to be monitored,......
And I felt fine going in!!!
I'm convinced better diagnostics is making me unwell
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Wow that is fantastic. I reckon you win.I’ll submit my numbers. Jan 2nd, I was 87kgs. Today, I am 72 kgs. The downside is my trousers keep falling down....
I have an exercise bike and try to do two 20 min sessions each day. It’s in front of the telly so plenty of Netflix and Prime. I don’t each much meat, watch what I eat and try not to eat after 7pm. I usually treat myself to a piece of chocolate while reading before bed. I also still drink alcohol Friday and Saturday. But really, try to keep calories below 1500 each day and exercise is are the keys.That’s very impressive.... what have you done to lose the weight?
I was 95.5kg on Jan 1st, and today I was 88.7kg...
I can nearly get into my 501s that I bought in 1990. Just another 2-3 kgs to go. Oh, and my son needs to leave home because he keeps borrowing them.Wow that is fantastic. I reckon you win.
You must have Scottish ancestry though as only a Scotsman would think I’ve bought them, i’m gonna keep wearing them.
how disappointing - I was hoping you were going to share a secret form of easy weight loss!I have an exercise bike and try to do two 20 min sessions each day. It’s in front of the telly so plenty of Netflix and Prime. I don’t each much meat, watch what I eat and try not to eat after 7pm. I usually treat myself to a piece of chocolate while reading before bed. I also still drink alcohol Friday and Saturday. But really, try to keep calories below 1500 each day and exercise is are the keys.
To be honest, it is quite easy once you get into the routine. I do have days where I think fook it and buy beer in the week too. The other thing I do it weigh myself every day. If you start to see an increase over a few days, it’s a trigger to have a week being good again. Of course, the **** weather helps.....how disappointing - I was hoping you were going to share a secret form of easy weight loss!