I had open heart surgery when i was 18 im now 49, i was discharged from my local hosp (ipswich) back in 1990 ive only ever had checkups for my blood pressure since. I moved up to manchester 2 yrs ago & had to undergo a hysterectomy, which required me to hav an ultra sound on my heart as i was new to the hosp here. They were shocked that i wasnt bein kept an eye on with my heart prob, ive just had a yrly check up & my valve has got worse & it looks like i will hav to undergo a valve replacement. Im now on waiting list for my new valve & aorta repair.
I hav 4 grown up kids.