Sorry I got your name wrong before, there is someone with the name itsjustme! lol.
With the new info you gave me, of course you are doing exactly as you should. I guess that reply was some of my own anxiety seeping in....as I have a constant worry that my doc will allow me to go too long before he does my replacement. Yes, the way I understand my own situation is.....the quality of life must be less than the quality of life expected after surgery.
I also have the concern of the blood thinners for life....just do NOT want to do that...but I have never been on any kind of meds and don't want to face that until there is no other option. The pig valve of course wouldn't require that, but even at my age they say it's too young, as they tend to wear out.
I am sorry if I sounded like you shouldn't trust your doctors judgement. I didn't mean to come off that way, I have always been one to really get involved in my own health care, asking questions and telling them what I am willing and not willing to do. It usually doesn't make for a good doctor-patient relationship. lol
I want to live drug free as long as possible, but I do worry how sick my doctor will let me become before he is willing to replace my valve. I have RHD, and my mitral valve is 1.4cm. Thats pretty narrow, but according to the AHA not narrow enough for surgery. It's scary, and I worry about it quite a bit.
I am losing 0.1cm a yr, AHA doesn't suggest surgery until the valve is 1.0 or less. It looks like I have about 4 years unless something slows down my rate.
Again, I am sorry if I offended. I know how hard it was when I first found out, and I wanted to make sure you werent just listening to one doctor, and not being aware of the dangers.
Don't worry, I wasn't offended at all! (The internet is such a hard place to "talk" on because you can't tell tone of voice.) I'm used to explaining my situation, and defending my docs because of my mom. She has a thing against military doctors and questions everything, so I've definitely done my research, if for no other reason to than shut her up! I hope all works out well with you! Good luck!
Does anyone have it? What are the symptoms? If I lay on my left side and put my hand on my left side-I can actually feel my heart beat/bulge while beating against my hand! Is this normal? I am thin - 5'3" and 120 lbs. I think my anxiety level is getting the best of me! How do you deal with these fears? The symptoms? Help!!!!
my heart got enlarged at 27, i'm 36 now.YOU have anxiety,,100% for sure. i had the exact same things.go to dr. and tell them the truth.people think zaniks are hard core, but not if you use them right.they can save and change your life.if i was your size my opinion only is .25 miligram of zanik (its spelled wrong)in the morning and then early evening.just prevenitive.its no good to wait until your in the middle of not feeling good.if you try that dose ,and only if you do feel that feeling coming on ,then slam 2 pills=.50 mg..i put it under my tounge,and wait 20 minutes and that screwed feeling will be gone.i'm no dr,but i do know about anxiety..i might not spell it right,,but i know what i know and claim nothing more.Its not an enlarged heart,for sure,,,if you ever had that,,you wouldnt have to ask,trust that.