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Making small steps
Posted by Li Huang
04/22/14 Waking up at 4am and could not go back to sleep again. I know I am still on the adrenalin … Read more
Home is the Best!
Posted by Li Huang
04/21/14 … Read more
Three Weeks After
Posted by Richard Davies
Today is a milestone of sorts on my road to recovery. What a difference! My world suddenly … Read more
10 Days to Go!
Posted by Matt O.
I finally told my parents today what was going on with me. I know it sounds weird, but telling my … Read more
Date Change for Surgery
Posted by Alan Kurkulonis
Got a call from Cardiac Surgeons office notifying me that my date for surgery has been moved out a … Read more
Visiting nurse?
Posted by Suzanne Kosakowski
I thought I saw somewhere that a visiting nurse comes to the home when you return home from surgery … Read more
Final Pr-Op tests, Admission and Surgery date set
Posted by George Danam
Hello All … Read more
Moving forward!
Posted by Suzanne Kosakowski
Got some really good information from some kind folks. Going out to investigate cars and recliners … Read more
Happy Easter
Posted by Dora Chavira
Nine weeks ago, I could not have imagined that I would attend Easter Sonrise Service, and later cook … Read more
Still waitin'
Posted by Janet Rider
Making peace with changes in plan. Waiting can get hard, especially taming negative and worried … Read more
More questions
Posted by Suzanne Kosakowski
Trying to think of everything to do before surgery. Will I be able to go up stairs, or should I plan … Read more
Only 7 weeks?
Posted by Meredith Bray
I was just looking at my calendar, counting the days since March 5th. It seems like so long ago, … Read more
Posted by Gary Peluso
Finally fall a sleep in chair, legs elevated or coma not sure which, wake up at 2:00 in the morning … Read more
On the sloop Jong B- I wanna go home
Posted by Gary Peluso
Getaway day at the hospital is a journey unto itself- decided no drama when they were ready I would … Read more
Headed to Cleveland May 12
Posted by Suzanne Kosakowski
Decided to get a second opinion on my aortic and mitral valve regurgitation issues and I chose to go … Read more
Don't become symptomatic on a weekend,
Posted by Chuck Kendall
Sitting here on a Saturday morning at 3:00 am taking slow deep breaths surprised how quickly … Read more
Nearing 18 Months Post Surgery!
Posted by Sherry Bradford
Overall feeling pretty well. A few weeks back I fell REALLY hard onto my chest. Tripped coming … Read more
There's no place like home
Posted by Gary Peluso
Ok set to go home tomorrow - valve is whirring, heart is pumping,lost 15 pounds in wAter weight, … Read more
Moving on...slowly...
Posted by Rachel Shelley
I've not updated in a while, because it's just been a case on kind of getting on with it now. It's … Read more
Four days
Posted by Gary Peluso
Well no setbacks yet, lots of growth, I am zooming ( well old guy zooming) around the halls amazing … Read more
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