enzh-CNfrdeitjaparuestr
Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Please do not post medical images with names visible on them. This includes x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs. Besides being a HIPAA violation, it may put you at risk for fraud.

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; plgCommunityAcymailing_jomsocial has a deprecated constructor in /home/pectus/public_html/plugins/community/acymailing_jomsocial/acymailing_jomsocial.php on line 9
  • Page:
  • 1

TOPIC: Questions on whether to go through surgery.

Questions on whether to go through surgery. 2 weeks 2 days ago #7771

  • CJW10
  • CJW10's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Fresh Boarder
  • Posts: 1
  • Thank You's Rec'd: 0
Hello,
I am 36 years old and have dealt with PE all my life. Recently I've been wondering whether or not to consider surgery. I've never been to a specialist so I don't really know how severe my case is. I have included pictures to give you all an idea. Personally, the only reason I would consider surgery is because I'm tired of feeling every heart palpitation. I suppose I am writing this because I want validation that surgery is unnecessary for me haha.

Thank you,
CJ

This message has an attachment image.
Please log in or register to see it.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Questions on whether to go through surgery. 2 weeks 1 day ago #7779

As I started taking on more responsibilities at work, my symptoms got worse, so I got it fixed.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Questions on whether to go through surgery. 2 weeks 6 hours ago #7783

CJW10 It appears by the one picture, you do have a PE that would benefit you from seeing your physician, then obtain a referral for a Thoracic surgeon to consult with you. I believe it would be a start and you would, at least, have an answer. The physician(s) would most likely want to obtain several tests from CT scan, pulmonary function, EKG for the heart etc. Good Luck!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Questions on whether to go through surgery. 1 week 6 days ago #7785

The older you get the more compression there is going to be on your heart. If I were you, I would get the surgery. I'm certain that you've read plenty of stories here and everyone's journey is different. However, regardless of some of the pain mentioned (and that you can expect), the health benefits outweighed any of the concerns I had about the pain. I got Nussed when I was 50 and I wish I had found out about this surgery when I was 30.

Best of luck and please do keep us posted on whichever path you decide to take.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Questions on whether to go through surgery. 1 week 4 days ago #7793

  • Fish
  • Fish's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Gold Boarder
  • Gold Boarder
  • Posts: 166
  • Thank You's Rec'd: 33
Thats a goods one.....I would see a good surgeon, you're at a good age for a great repair.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Questions on whether to go through surgery. 6 days 18 hours ago #7828

  • dh66
  • dh66's Avatar
  • Offline
  • Senior Boarder
  • Senior Boarder
  • Posts: 53
  • Thank You's Rec'd: 3
I can't see a rib flare issue in the image which would make for a relatively straight forward surgery on just the PE I would think. Get as much information including scans/x rays etc., so that you can make an informed/empowered decision.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Page:
  • 1
Moderators: ipectusRandy
Time to create page: 0.245 seconds