"Life after surgery"
About: Basildon University Hospital Basildon University Hospital Basildon SS16 5NL
Posted by bazboy (as ),
In 2002 and 03 had hip replacements. After 03 replacement and recovering fitness decided after two years walking with a stick that it was time to try to get back on my cycle. Although cycled as a kid did not take up cycling till after marriage break up, cycling helped my mind and body. A year later I cycled lands end to john o groats raising 750 pounds for local charity.
Starting again after hip replacement very stiff at first but with a bit of pain and a lot of effort once again enjoyed leafy lanes of essex in 2006 while cycling the twenty mile round trip to work I had a heart attack, was told aortic valve may need replacing I got worse and had to retire as not fit for work. had surgery valve replacement, bypass and hole in the heart. This was 8 weeks ago and getting fitter every day.
I have the utmost respect and praise for staff, my life would be poor at best as my dad died at 52. It could have been me. I thanked my surgeon for saving my life and can look forward to more active life because of what Basildon hospital have done for me.