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Lauren
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@Kimberly 28633 wrote:

2]Now if stopped crying thought I could share what happening . it’s been a struggle but I finally got funding for WLS last month . I’ve been I’ll with my asthma for about 5 months not able to work but finally with the right med its under control , I also have high blood pressure which again is control by meds and sleep Apnoa which. Have a machine cap , but I feel at the moment good. I also knew I had aortic stenosis but it was mild/moderate . I needed to see a cardiologist as a change in asthma meds made my heart funny , they changed meds and my heart ok. But as I was going for WLS needed cardiac screening. ECG . Stress heart test and another echo . The results showing that my aortic valve has got worse And is at the upper end of moderate / server ( I’m dyslexic so when upset it get worse so sorry ) And I will at some time need heart surgery on the valve .
So going back to yesterday the anestitist who is very experienced . Is going to have a conversation with my cardiologist and the surgeon , because I’m a high risk of having a heart attack , stroke or dying on the table . They will not operate on me if this leaves me in a worse condition and wants all the medics to think carefully about the risks . And I’ll see her in 4 weeks time . My heart valve is not bad enough to operate on ATM but not good enough for a general anaesthetic .
As you can imagine I’ve been really upset , but also thankful that this has been picked up . I just though my breathlessness was obesity or asthma or both . Apparently she told me their can be no symptoms with aortic stenosis just some people drop down .
So I’m grateful to streamline hopefully if I don’t get WLS then at least the anaesthetist and surgeon talking to the cardiologist might get the cardiologist thinking about what he needs to do for me .
I was concerned about sharing this as I didn’t want you going for WLS to worry , but may be this will reassure you that they think carefully about us and don’t take decision lightly .

Firstly Kimberly, I’d like to say how sorry I am that you are going through such a tough time at the moment. Secondly, I’d like to thank you for sharing this with us all. It can’t have been easy to write it all down and see it in black and white.

Now I have to point out a very important thing: NEVER, any of you, be concerned bout sharing any negative thins on this forum. Streamline Surgical don’t operate like that. We always want our patients to make informed choices which can only happen with a balance of good and not so good experiences being shared. Besides all that, we are here to help and support each other through good and bad times. Not one of us will sail though it without a single concern, no matter how big or small, as it is such a life-changing experience.

I hope with all my heart (sorry for the clumsy pun) that you get ALL your health problems sorted and that life becomes easier and happier for you. Health is our most precious commodity but many of us don’t realise this until we have a problem with it. This forum is for anyone who needs support regardless of whether or not you have your surgery with Streamline. Kimberly, if you are unable to have wls, then please still feel welcome here to ask for support in whatever weight loss system you use. We are all, every single one of us, working towards a happier and healthier life so that includes YOU.

Thank you once again for your honesty and bravery xx

Doodah x

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