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Mr Walker

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sci-nerd

That is personal. Private. None of our business.

But good luck and best wishes.

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Piney

I'm actually sorry to read that. Heart surgery is a painful process. I hope it's successful and you don't suffer or have any side problems.

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StarMountainKid

Wondered where you've been lately. All the best and looking forward to hearing from you again around here. This place wouldn't be the same without you. 

You're an asset to UM, in my humble opinion, so come back soon. :) 

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Habitat

Best wishes to you, Mr Walker, for a successful procedure and recovery, these are not minor operations, but it sounds like you are in good hands. I'll say a few prayers, just in case !

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Mr Walker
10 minutes ago, Habitat said:

Best wishes to you, Mr Walker, for a successful procedure and recovery, these are not minor operations, but it sounds like you are in good hands. I'll say a few prayers, just in case !

Thanks Habitat. Much appreciated.  Not looking forward to the pain but at least it only lasts a few days, and is better than the alternative. :(

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sci-nerd
4 minutes ago, Mr Walker said:

Ive always been honest and upfront about myself in all my posts because my views and opinions flow from who I am and  my life experiences.  Plus I've been posting here for14 years so I feel that, while not family, you are all part of my community.

But mostly if i did suddenly  stop posting, I just wanted people to know why. I have rarely missed a day on UM during those years and, for better or worse, my absence would be noticed and commented on. Better that people know what's happening than make guesses.

I appreciate your thoughts and wishes

I guess it's a cultural thing. Where I'm from we share as little as possible.

I cross my fingers and wish you well.

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Habitat
3 minutes ago, Mr Walker said:

Thanks Habitat. Much appreciated.  Not looking forward to the pain but at least it only lasts a few days, and is better than the alternative. :(

Have you been feeling poorly ? I am a bit puzzled why they'd want to replace a valve, unless your heart function is so impaired by the leaky valve, as to make even mild exertion difficult.

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Mr Walker
20 minutes ago, StarMountainKid said:

Wondered where you've been lately. All the best and looking forward to hearing from you again around here. This place wouldn't be the same without you. 

You're an asset to UM, in my humble opinion, so come back soon. :) 

Thanks.  Yes i couldnt get online for a while and it was very frustrating, not just for lack of access to UM, but because so much of our communication is online. Once i could get a post on face book i had about 50 comments almost immediately which also generated phone calls, and even visits from family

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Mr Walker
7 minutes ago, Habitat said:

Have you been feeling poorly ? I am a bit puzzled why they'd want to replace a valve, unless your heart function is so impaired by the leaky valve, as to make even mild exertion difficult.

Ive known the valve was leaking for almost 3 years but i was still able to function without any impairment. Then, about 3months ago it began creating  shortness of breath and limiting what I could do. I would have put it off longer but once I was over in Adelaide they decided to operate, rather than send me back home, then reschedule.  Bit of a bummer as I had no time to organise finances or care for my wife who is still having residual weakness from a stroke last year. Plus the better my lung function etc the better my general condion pre op.

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Jodie.Lynne

Best wishes and best of health to you.

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Habitat
1 minute ago, Mr Walker said:

Ive known the valve was leaking for almost 3 years but i was still ablecto functionwithout any impairment. Then about 3monthscago it began creating  shortness of brethe and limiting what I could do. Iwould have put it off longer but once I was over in Adelaidethey decided to operate rather than send me back home then reschedule.  Bit of a bummer as I had no time to organise finances or care for my wife who is still having residual weakness from a stroke last year. Plus the better my lung function etc the better my general condion pre op.

OK, we'll be thinking of you, and your wife.

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Mr Walker
12 minutes ago, sci-nerd said:

I guess it's a cultural thing. Where I'm from we share as little as possible.

I cross my fingers and wish you well.

Thanks again. Fingers  crossed works for me :)

Not sure about cultural Some people are more private than others  and country people tend to be more open than city one's in my state, but you could also be right. What is your cultural background?

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Not A Rockstar

Take care Walker, will leave the light on for you :)

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freetoroam

All the best with the op Mr Walker.

You know i will not be praying for you...:D but i am cetainly hoping it all turns out well and  i will be looking out for your return. 

You will be thought of while you are there. I too be keeping the light on for you, and will keep your seat warm and have the kettle ready for your return.

All the very best to you Mr Walker.

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Sherapy
2 hours ago, Mr Walker said:

Just to let online friends and foes that I won't be online for a while. Hopefully I will return in a few weeks.

For some time I have had a leaky heart valve which has been slowly deteriorating. About 10 days ago I had some chest painsvwhich turned out to be muscular but initiated a blood test which showed raised enzyme levels. This was enough for my GP to put me on the Royal Flying doctor service to Adelaide and a luxury suite in the new Royal Adelaide Hospital (and you can see where the billion dollars that it cost was spent)

Further tests confirmed the need for open heart surgery to replace one of the four heart valves. Having gone through a similar procedure in 04 Iam not looking forward to it but if successful it will restore full function for another 15 years which should see me out.

There is a risk of death which is higher than the first op due to my age and also scar tissue,and apparently it willbe even more painful than before during recovery, but I now know enough to max my drug relief for the first few days.

The specialists must be confident as they have asked me to be a  case study for final year students as part of their final clinical assessment. Apparently my case history is unusual enough to be worthy of study and I just happened to be here at the right time.

Any way just wanted to let members know what was going on and if you dont ever hear from me again you will know what happened.

Theoretically only limited internet access is available here and it comes in a very expensive package with television and movies but a young niece who is a student was visiting me and used her  student code and pass word to gain access on my tablet. If it is reset I wont be able to get back on but so far it has been working well.

Hope to be back on line and bothering people again  in a few weeks time. Operation is set for Thursday local time (monday today)

MW, all the best of luck to you. 

God speed and hope to see you posting again after you recover. 

What a cool thing to be part of a study. 

You gotta recover and get back here and drive me nuts. Lol :wub:

 

 

 

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tcgram

Praying that all goes well.  :)  

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Sherapy
1 hour ago, Mr Walker said:

Ive always been honest and upfront about myself in all my posts because my views and opinions flow from who I am and  my life experiences.  Plus I've been posting here for14 years so I feel that, while not family, you are all part of my community.

But mostly if i did suddenly  stop posting, I just wanted people to know why. I have rarely missed a day on UM during those years and, for better or worse, my absence would be noticed and commented on. Better that people know what's happening than make guesses.

I appreciate your thoughts and wishes

 

1 hour ago, Mr Walker said:

Thanks again. Fingers  crossed works for me :)

Not sure about cultural Some people are more private than others  and country people tend to be more open than city one's in my state, but you could also be right. What is your cultural background?

Sounds like you have great doctors, you are in good hands. 

Come on ole guy, ( said fondly), you got this. 

 

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Guyver

Best wishes for a successful procedure and complete recovery.

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StarMountainKid

Oh, oh, another Mr Walker thread! Sorry, I just had to say it. :)  Good to see you're still posting. Hopefully you'll keep it up for the next 14 years. All the best.

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Mr Walker
1 minute ago, Jodie.Lynne said:

Best wishes and best of health to you.

Thanks Jodiemuch appreciated.  With a bit of luck I will be back on deck in a few weeks reasy to argue with every one:) 

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Grandpa Greenman

Get well soon, Walker.  Hang in there we're all pulling for you.    

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Hammerclaw

Godspeed, Mr Walker.

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susieice

Wishing you all the best in your procedure and a full and speedy recovery. You and your family are in my thoughts. Take care of yourself and we'll be waiting for when you come back. Sounds like you are in good hands.

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