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i shouldnt google, its bad!

(14 Posts)
misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 12:41:38

dd1 has a leaky valv in her heart. i have known this for 18months and tbh i have never really looked into it. just read thr leaflet given at the time, and she has a follow up appointment when she is 10, so still 18months away.

but i googled it earlier.

yes the majority of patients live lives normally etc etc, which is great.

but also read it can lead to further problems like dh had.

which scares the shite out of me.

someone slap me.

and ban me from google.

dilbertina Thu 17-Jul-08 12:44:07

SLAP!
ahhh misdee, remember it's far far far more likely that she won't have any problem. Stop googling, no point worrying about problems that don't exist.

ChopsTheDuck Thu 17-Jul-08 12:44:21

<slap>
You can't worry for the next 18 months, so stop looking! You can always find worse case scenarios on google.

I was googling yesterday to explain to dd what a nun is, when trying to explain the difference between nun and none. I had to switch the page sharpish when the image results came up. hmmblush

singyswife Thu 17-Jul-08 12:44:24

Slap administered grin

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 12:45:31

<goes to google nun>

thanks for the slaps.

Flibbertyjibbet Thu 17-Jul-08 12:45:55

No don't google anything to do with health!

Last summer I googled blood in urine as thats what I'd passed. The google stuff was dire.

I sat up half the night in my childrens bedroom breaking my heart that I wouldn't see them start school or grow up sad

Next morning more red wee. I cried down the phone to NHS direct as they went through their list of questions to determine who to put my call through to.

3rd or 4th question was 'have you eaten any beetroot?'

blush shock blush

Yes two whole ones the day before as no one else likes it!

I'll never google anything again...

cornsilk Thu 17-Jul-08 12:48:01

Poor you - I would so be googling it I'm sure.
However a virtual slap has been requested
here

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 12:48:24

FJ, lol! thats terribly funny.

the things i was googling (mitral valve leak) was coming up o na kids website. so i thought i;d check that as dd1 has been aksing about it. i wont be showing it to her.

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 12:50:46

actually would you let an 8year old read this? she has already had the tests done. and isnt medicated.

dilbertina Thu 17-Jul-08 13:00:54

If she's been asking maybe you should let her see it? It may worry her more if she feels there's something you're not telling her. The tone of article is pretty up-beat. Do you think she would make any link to your dh's problems? And whilst in no way belittling the dreadful journey you had to get there, your dh is much better so the example she has seen up close had a happy ending....

Tell her not to pronounce the words as they suggest though!

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 13:04:01

she knows how to say those words already. lol.

she is a little worrier. tbh she was dx at the height of dh illness (he was on the LVAD still at that point), so it wasnt really at the front of our concerns. We just told her it was a small leak, and that the doctor will check on it as she grows but shouldnt be a problem at all. she doesnt talk about it much, but she does ask sometimes about it.

dilbertina Thu 17-Jul-08 13:15:46

Imagining myself as an 8yo, (not easy twas long time ago!) I think if I was worried and had asked questions and then my mum sat me down and went through that article it would put my mind at rest. Presumably the article is written precisely for this purpose.

If she wasn't asking questions I wouldn't make a bigger deal of it, until she did ask.

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 13:17:49

will boomark it for future reference for when it next comes up.

but will avoid the adult one which are scary scary.

misdee Thu 17-Jul-08 13:20:33

btw i googled 'nuns' lol grin

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