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My surgery was scheduled for 10/27. The day before, I was notified that my pre-op physical disclosed a left bundle branch defect in my heart and, though I had an echocardiogram that seemed encouraging, they wanted to cancel until I complete a cardiac stress test. I was devastated as I was all ready to go within about 18 hours. :( I can't complete my stress test until 11/9 and now COVID-19 threatens to cancel elective surgeries again. I'm feeling pretty defeated. Anyone else have similar postponement or cancelations? Did it work out for you or are you still on the path? Did you give up?

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I'm sorry that your surgery was delayed. I hope that they're able to get the testing you need done as quickly as possible and hope they can get your surgery in if they do decide to cancel elective surgeries any time soon. I know it's hard, but try and remain positive and hopefully everything will work out!

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I can imagine having surgery postposed at the 11th hour is frustrating. But, it's certainly better that they caught this issue now than at some future moment that might have been problematic.

Life has added a bunch of complications these days. We just need to remember that 2020 trying to screwing with everyone. We can't give up, we just have to keep moving forward.

Nothing has changed about why you decided to do this. It's still a good decision.

Don't let 2020 beat you.

Good luck,

Tek

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My surgery was cancelled twice .. both times because my A1C was high. It took me 2 years to have the surgery. I finally had it 2/27/2020. It was worth the wait .

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Oh no! I am so sorry! Mine was NOT cancelled, but the Tuesday before my surgery which was scheduled for Thursday -- they told me I needed another EKG & stress test done and my surgery could possibly be postponed.. The next day (Wednesday)-- the day before my surgery... I had both done.

Luckily I passed both and literally found out I got cleared for surgery for the next day... late in the afternoon on Wednesday.

I had gotten my previous EKG & stress test more than 2 months prior -- not sure why it took them 2 days before the surgery to decide that mine needed to be done again?....

I am sorry that happened to you. Try to remember that it being done as a precaution & to ensure you're in good health before having major surgery.

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1 minute ago, Lanie992 said:

Oh no! I am so sorry! Mine was NOT cancelled, but the Tuesday before my surgery which was scheduled for Thursday -- they told me I needed another EKG & stress test done and my surgery could possibly be postponed.. The next day (Wednesday)-- the day before my surgery... I had both done.

Luckily I passed both and literally found out I got cleared for surgery for the next day... late in the afternoon on Wednesday.

I had gotten my previous EKG & stress test more than 2 months prior -- not sure why it took them 2 days before the surgery to decide that mine needed to be done again?....

I am sorry that happened to you. Try to remember that it being done as a precaution & to ensure you're in good health before having major surgery.

Thank you so much for sharing! I am hopeful I can pass the tests and get back on track. I'm so sorry you had to go through that last minute stress... but glad it worked out well. It gives me a lot of hope. I know I'm lucky that they are being as safe as possible. It's for the best. I just wish I had known sooner. I've come this far, though. Maybe just a few more weeks. :)

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2 hours ago, sdjohnson7 said:

My surgery was cancelled twice .. both times because my A1C was high. It took me 2 years to have the surgery. I finally had it 2/27/2020. It was worth the wait .

YES!!!!! So glad you finally got it done. I imagine that was frustrating, but look at you now! :)

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3 hours ago, lynnh said:

God had a plan?

Always. :)

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23 hours ago, The Greater Fool said:

I can imagine having surgery postposed at the 11th hour is frustrating. But, it's certainly better that they caught this issue now than at some future moment that might have been problematic.

Life has added a bunch of complications these days. We just need to remember that 2020 trying to screwing with everyone. We can't give up, we just have to keep moving forward.

Nothing has changed about why you decided to do this. It's still a good decision.

Don't let 2020 beat you.

Good luck,

Tek

YES! Thanks for the positive words. I appreciate you. :)

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23 hours ago, NovaLuna said:

I'm sorry that your surgery was delayed. I hope that they're able to get the testing you need done as quickly as possible and hope they can get your surgery in if they do decide to cancel elective surgeries any time soon. I know it's hard, but try and remain positive and hopefully everything will work out!

I know it will work out... one way or another. Thanks for the positive vibe! :)

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3 hours ago, Eeesie said:

Thank you so much for sharing! I am hopeful I can pass the tests and get back on track. I'm so sorry you had to go through that last minute stress... but glad it worked out well. It gives me a lot of hope. I know I'm lucky that they are being as safe as possible. It's for the best. I just wish I had known sooner. I've come this far, though. Maybe just a few more weeks. :)

I absolutely understand wishing you knew sooner! I looked at your location to see if we had the same surgeon -- to see if this is a common occurrence with him 😂, but we are in different parts of the country.

Maybe it is due to CoVid that such disorganization is going on? It is frustrating. Sending good thoughts your way and hoping it gets resolved soon and you'll be on your way to your new life!

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