The model wife of former Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle has undergone a major life-saving operation to fix three holes in her heart.
The British reality TV star, 34, revealed details of Emma McVey’s heart surgery on Instagram, updating fans on her recovery following the harrowing ordeal.
“Hey guys, just to let you know @emma_jane1392 surgery went amazing and all to plan,” he began on Instagram Stories. “They fixed the valve without having to have a replacement and the large hole was fixed and also two smaller holes.”
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“She is awake and in recovery.. in a lot of pain but talking and good… now it’s about recovery and making sure she gets back to full fitness over the next few months. Thank you to everyone who has been messaging.”
The day before her surgery, a worried Beadle admitted to being anxious about his wife undergoing the operation, which she had been waiting for in the past year.
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“Very hard very stressful very emotional day,” he wrote on Instagram Stories. “Crazy what life throws at you sometimes. Big day for our family tomorrow.”
In June last year, McVey, 30, candidly spoke about her health battle on social media, telling her fans she was struggling to come to terms with her condition.
“I have three large holes in my heart and damaged tissue which is causing my blood to pass through the wrong direction, the right side of my heart is now enlarged and weak, along with high blood pressure in my lungs,” she explained.
“This has all got a lot worse as they should of been closed when I was a child, unfortunately no one checked my heart even when I had seizures and diagnosed with epilepsy or fainted like it was a hobby.”
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The model said her condition has resulted in dramatic weight loss and stopped her from carrying another child. She already shares two children with Beadle: son Chester, five, and daughter Primrose, two.
“I definitely shouldn’t of carried babies whilst they were there. They are baffled how I actually made it through birth with Primrose and if it wasn’t a cesarean it could of been a very different story,” she shared. “Now I’m waiting for open heart surgery as the holes just can’t be closed with device closure.”
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