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Update on my health

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by robfosters, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. kwerk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 23, 2009

    Posts: 5,748

    Keep your chin up.
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  2. JOSH


    Joined: Oct 23, 2013

    Posts: 9,591

    Location: Surrey

    All the best Rob.

    There’s a joke here about 20 years of AW being bad for the heart!

  3. tom_nieto


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 10,443

    Location: Birmingham

    Sorry to hear about your health problems. Wishing you all the best.
  4. el_dazza


    Joined: Sep 20, 2005

    Posts: 14,952

    Location: West End, Southampton

    Damn :( all the best to you Rob!
  5. randomshenans


    Joined: Sep 11, 2009

    Posts: 10,597

    Location: France, Alsace

    As has already been said, nothing really you can say other than just be strong! You're bound to be ******** it, I would be too! Keep your chin up and we're all here with you!
  6. D.P.


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 29,873

    Good luck
  7. Spuj


    Joined: Jan 23, 2012

    Posts: 3,113

    Location: Wiltshire

    Wishing you all the very best! Hopefully you get some positive news soon.
  8. Mason-


    Joined: Jun 18, 2010

    Posts: 5,008

    Location: Essex

    **** me that's rough. Sorry to hear Rob, wishing you all the best.
  9. Irish_Tom


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 11,973

    Sorry to hear this Rob. Can’t really add much other than to say I hope you get some good news soon!
  10. Hilly


    Joined: May 17, 2004

    Posts: 11,975

    Location: Telford, Shropshire

    You got this.

    Top bloke, wish nothing but the best. Fingers crossed a donor comes through.
  11. TaKeN


    Joined: Aug 18, 2005

    Posts: 13,036

    Location: Shropshire

    That sounds rough, best of luck to you Rob.
  12. MookJong


    Joined: Mar 20, 2006

    Posts: 7,377

    Hang in there fella, we are rooting for you.
  13. cheesyboy


    Joined: Dec 7, 2012

    Posts: 10,980

    Location: Gloucestershire

    Size of a grape?!

    Pffft - what we would have given for a clot the size of a grape in my day. We were all humping around satsuma sized ones and we were happy for it!
  14. Vince

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2003

    Posts: 7,253

    Location: Essex

    Keep strong and positive dude it's never good to hear these things and I genuinely hope you come out of this fighting fit. Fingers crossed you get some good news soon buddy.
  15. EVH


    Joined: Mar 11, 2004

    Posts: 26,451

    It’s crazy to me that they can’t remove the clot surgically (without permanent success).

    The option of “blow it out” and risk a stroke or “leave it there” seems to be the medical equivalent of a rock and a hard place.

    Wishing you all the best.
  16. linktoinsanity


    Joined: Oct 5, 2008

    Posts: 8,607

    Location: Kent

    Sorry to read that, all the best and hopefully a donor will come through.
  17. dowie


    Joined: Jan 29, 2008

    Posts: 38,510

    So sorry to hear this. :( Best of luck mate - hope you can stay positive, hope the liver test comes back in your favour and you're eligible for a transplant :)

    Presumably the arrhythmia likely persisting or coming back is part of the issue there, new clot would just reappear anyway. I had an atrial arrhythmia myself (AF in my case) after being under a load of stress and the first thing they did was give me an injection of an anticoagulant to prevent a clot, fortunately they were able to get me back into normal rhythm fairly quickly - that is the important thing as far as these things are concerned, I was told the longer you're in that state for the more likely it is to reoccur or persist - the short circuits the electrical impulses are taking become more and more permanent over time... chances of it persisting increase with age too.

    Lots of old people live with a permanent arrhythmia that can't be treated, that can be fine, they just have to take anticoagulant meds permanently to prevent clots, rather unfortunate for the OP that he's not able to with the nose bleeds etc.. :(
  18. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 28,399

    Location: Welling, London

    You’re on the right track. Problem with me is my right atria is very enlarged due to the hard work it’s had to do over the years. This has caused a lot of scar tissue to form on the heart, which is the biggest cause of those short circuits you talk of. I’ve had three ablations to try and help, but it just reoccurs constantly and will continue to do so. A clot would like reform anyway as the flow through my heart is so sluggish that the blood just pools in the right atrium, eventually clotting. I’m on warfarin. This is slowing the growth of the clot somewhat but no completely. They have told me that if it becomes a medical emergency and it’s obvious I won’t survive, then they will have to do something about it, but due to the funky way my hearts plumbed in, its very difficult and risky surgery.
  19. omnomnom


    Joined: Mar 9, 2012

    Posts: 5,150

    Sorry to hear this Rob. We don't often see eye to eye on the football forum but i still think you're sound.

    Hope all goes well.
  20. bowey


    Joined: Jul 28, 2009

    Posts: 793

    Location: Norton

    Hopefully you're eligible for a new heart. I've had AF since I was 15 im 31 now and it is no joke, trying to explain to someone is impossible because for normal people their heart does its job without them even noticing. Scary stuff.