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Richard Deal posted a blog post


hey all,just an update for you all on my condition as I haven't been on here in a the beginning of August I had a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. I went to an ENT doctor who packed my nose and was sent home to recover. The nosebleed didn't stop, so I was admitted to my local hospital while they tried to ascertain the cause and stop the bleeding. The cause was my INR which despite being a week in hospital without taking any Marcumar was still reading over 7.0 (apparently the highest they…See More
norma bell posted a blog post

surgery 18th November 2015

Hi Guys I'm just off to Wythenshawe Hospital to book in for surgery on my aneurysm.  As I'm already on warfarin I have to go in 3 days early to come off warfarin and go on the shorter acting heparin.The procedure will either be a dacron graft to the ascending aorta or if it may be more extensive needing a new valve and root, apparently they dont know until they get in there. Fingers crossed I'll be home in 2 weeks and on the mend.  Hope you're all keeping well. xxxSee More
Nov 14
Anne Cotton posted a blog post

Miles from story.

On May 2nd this year (2015), I started to feel ill during the day... Thought I had a migraine and so went to sleep for a couple of hours. I was away for a weekend, on my own for the first time since my husband of 25 years had left me. My 4 kids (ages 16 to 24) were all away doing various things for the bank holiday weekend. So I was taking the opportunity to be 'brave' and do something for myself for once!As the late afternoon and evening came, I felt more and more unwell, with a degree of pain…See More
Oct 20
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Posted by Richard Deal on November 30, 2015 at 10:24

surgery 18th November 2015

Posted by norma bell on November 14, 2015 at 11:20 — 1 Comment

Miles from story.

Posted by Anne Cotton on October 20, 2015 at 21:01 — 8 Comments

Web Site

Posted by David A Palmer on August 4, 2015 at 17:15 — 1 Comment

My Story

Posted by David A Palmer on July 27, 2015 at 18:03 — 5 Comments

Five years today!

Posted by Gregory Smith on June 2, 2015 at 11:53 — 4 Comments

Shell shocked!

Posted by Judy Everett on May 19, 2015 at 20:11 — 6 Comments

New member

Posted by Terry Burridge on May 12, 2015 at 18:00 — 8 Comments

My Story

Posted by John Cope on March 23, 2015 at 19:47 — 5 Comments

worst valentines day ever!

Posted by norma bell on February 15, 2015 at 19:30 — 4 Comments

update - surgery soon

Posted by norma bell on January 12, 2015 at 19:56 — 3 Comments

Two years.

Posted by Wayne Settje on January 11, 2015 at 5:20 — 3 Comments

Not feeling quite so brave

Posted by Paul on January 7, 2015 at 21:55 — 4 Comments




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