Cliff Buchler
2 minute read
22 Sep 2021
5:20 am

The scary thought of heart failure

Cliff Buchler

The shock diagnosis from my surgeon has changed me into an insomniac.

Doctor of internal medicine and cardiologist holding in his hands and shows to patient figure of red card heart during medical consultation. Explanation of causes of heart, diagnosis and treatment

I’m tired of fat feet and fingers. Tired of light-headedness. Tired of dozing off at unsuitable times. The shock diagnosis from my surgeon sorted out the latter – in fact, it has changed me into an insomniac. I have heart failure. Never saw that coming. The reason for the affliction is simple. The aorta valve was recently replaced by blocking the then leak with a pig’s valve. The porker has since moved aside a wee bit, leaving a tiny gap through which the blood now escapes, causing the heart to slow down and therefore unable to do a proper job....