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Surgery in about 20 hours.
Posted by Hal McKinney
On my way to Houston for surgery and have a little bit of a sore throat. Hope that does not cause … Read more
Posted by Bert Herald
I wanted to thank the people who are replying to my first journal entry. This is a really nice and … Read more
Moving on to the next step!
Posted by Susan Smith
Well I have had 2 nights of fairly good sleep and feel so much better. I am in the seeking a … Read more
Transplant forum
Posted by Rachel Shelley
Yesterday I finally got to meet some other patients at the monthly transplant forum at wythenshawe … Read more
Two days until surgery.
Posted by Hal McKinney
I am amazed and pleased with all the response. I enjoy reading the journals but had no idea of the … Read more
Posted by Yvette Neas
Anyone notice pain in the back shoulders and soreness in the shoulders after walking tor a few days … Read more
A runner sidelined in recovery
Posted by Bert Herald
I'd especially appreciate feedback from other runners but welcome all feedback on this … Read more
Getting ready for surgery.
Posted by Hal McKinney
I am scheduled for AVR surgery on 3/17/2014 at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston, TX. Have read Adam's … Read more
Bump in the road
Posted by Debbie Mcguinness
Yesterday was not a good day, I was constantly having the tingling sensation in my neck, face, hand … Read more
A cautionary tale - get help when taking meds post-surgery..
Posted by Cami Munk
I will give the warning first, then tell the story of "My Lasix Overdose," it is funny - at least to … Read more
Angiogram today
Posted by Ralph Mason
I am scheduled for mitral valve repair at the Cleveland Clinic on May 14th. I had an Angiogram done … Read more
What a day at the hospital!
Posted by Susan Smith
Today was the cardiac catheterization test and it was a long and exhausting day. It started out at … Read more
Possible infection
Posted by Marci Stanwix
A couple of days after I got home I developed what appeared to be a pimple. I didn't pay much … Read more
Home on day 5!!
Posted by Angela Creason
Man, sure is good to be home! Ok, I'll be posting full coverage and be more detailed this post … Read more
Mitral Valve Surgery
Posted by Susan Mills
Hi Everyone … Read more
Posted by Yvette Neas
I finally got to come home yesterday afternoon. As nice as the hospital room was...nothing beats … Read more
A week + a day!
Posted by Meredith Bray
My surgery was Wednesday March 5, and I was discharged Sunday March 9. Today is Thursday March 13, … Read more
Day 2 At Home
Posted by Matt Hoyord
Dad's first day at home went pretty well. He finally got about six hours of sleep last night. … Read more
6 months post-op
Posted by Ernie Keen
March 11 was 6 months post op for my heart valve surgery. I saw my cardiologist Feb. 11th and he was … Read more
3 weeks!!!!
Posted by Cassie Fairbourn
I can't believe its been three weeks since my double heart valve replacement surgery … Read more
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