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... I am one who always believes in getting a second opinion. I do not know where you live but I personally had an ASD closure procedure successsfully completed without having open heart surgery and recovered within a couple of days. ... (57 replies)
... I had my asd closure in sept of '05. I was 22. ... (57 replies)
... And thanks for you advice and hope. Your right it is always the unknown thats the most frightening I had checked out photos of the actual op and the hospital recovery and it certainly helped. ... (57 replies)

... ration was definitely the worst bit. I was quite sick with the anaesthetic for several days and took a while to get me on the right painkillers but otherwise, my recovery has been much better than I thought. It's taking a bit of getting used to being at home and I'm grateful for help from my mum, boyfriend and others. ... (57 replies)
... Hey everyone. Just in need of a bit of advice... There's something I am worried about with my forthcoming open heart surgery (which will be in June or July hopefully). First is the decision about the surgery option - either the sternotomy (or zipper as some call it) or the mini thoracotomy (under the breast). After reading several posts on here and other sites, consensus... (57 replies)
... Your ASD sounds very similar to mine. I was diagnosed November 08. ... (57 replies)
... from a practical point, making me more aware how i'll cope during my recovery to that i'm not vain worrying about having a huge scar! ... (57 replies)
... I'm 29, just had a very large ASD repaired in mid January, nearly 12 wks ago. I was seriously scared before I had the op as I'd never had surgery of any sort before. ... (57 replies)
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... I had my ASD closed in May 09, 10 months ago Im 37. ... (57 replies)
... I had previously done research anyway into the closure, but this website has been very helpful because its first hand experience and all the info on recovery is very helpful! ... (57 replies)
... Just to add my ASD experience which took place back in Sept 1959 in UK when I was 15. ... (57 replies)
... Ahh Congratulations! That's such wonderful news, am so happy for you! hope you're feeling ok about things, really wish you well for the recovery! I am really chuffed for you, been wondering how you've been getting on. It a year on the 19th of May since my op so am gonna have a special day to celebrate life! Take care and keep in touch, rest up and heal well, All my best... (57 replies)
... Fiona, Thanks for the ever-so welcome reply... I have appointments with the in-house surgeon on May 18 and with a nationwide famous surgeon on June 1. On the first appointment day, I shall also be having more definitive tests to locate the exact spot etc... so as to address all of the important issues involved in making the decisions re. which procedure to undergo... ... (57 replies)
... They usually only offer the cosmetic inscision for an ASD because they can just see enough to do the job at hand...... ... (57 replies)
... Today I was informed that I have an ASD which needs fixing within 5 years. ... (57 replies)
... Hi Fiona, Glad you have a date to work with at last! Well you sound really positive and have the right mindset so that's a great start! :) So you're opting for the zipper.......that is the sensible option like you say if they end up doing it anyway.....mine is disappearing more and more as time goes by so in time you'll never notice it :) I don't have any children,... (57 replies)
... ally became the one to calm everyone else about it. Get all the info and brochures from your Dr or clinic. Mine even had a picture of what I would look like in recovery with all of the tubes. It is just the unknown that is worse than the actual operation. ... (57 replies)
... been talkin about and was wondering if you have had you heart op yet. im 20yrs old and had open heart surgery in june, i also have a child and was ment to getmy asd closed before having children but didnt work out that way. ... (57 replies)
... m 27 and had a large ASD closed in MAy this year via open heart surgery. I can't help you on the kid side as i don't have any but i found i couldn't lift much for quite some time. ... (57 replies)

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