- Oct 25, 2006
Exactly, How?How is it that possible for you, with the problems you've described?!?!?
For a long time I avoided it myself since the animal tissue replacement valves like the one my brother received can be short lived, as little as 6 years. Since I was able to manage my problems quite well I was relying on that to extend the years before surgery.
However in 2019 things were coming to a head, but that was just as the reported GP avoidance of referring to a consultant started. My GP suggested I see myself through the winter as I'd long been doing and we'd approach it again in the Spring, so I agreed.
But of course then Covid struck and all other treatment work stopped, so here I am, getting close to when I won't be able to have an op anyway due to age and growing weakness.
But my strategy may pay off yet since I'm managing the condition even better than in 2019 and 2020 so may be around for another few years. I'm within two years of when my brother with the same condition died and 7 years older than when my mother with the some condition died.
Not bothered anyway, at 85 I'm way past the average male life span and decades beyond my life expectancy when I was born back in the 1930s. I have to die sometime and now is as good a time as any.