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The date is set
Posted by Russ Woodard
Monday, May 5, 2014, will be my surgery date. It's scheduled for 6:30 a.m. I get to be there at 5: … Read more
Posted by Gary Peluso
Well it's off to the races!! Just notified that I have to be at the hospital at 6:00 am sharp … Read more
Two weeks and a couple of days to go!
Posted by Susan Smith
Well time is moving on quickly and as I prepare for the up and coming week. I will call this week, … Read more
blood pressure
Posted by marcia fowle
Good morning everyone hope your sunday is or has been going well. Going on my 3rd week back to work … Read more
Saturday update
Posted by David Helm
Saturday update: all systems are working great! Its truly amazing how much he's improved since … Read more
Hi-my first journal entry-I'm new here
Posted by Janise Mc
Hi- I'm new on the site and this is my first journal entry. I am hoping to meet some great … Read more
Nine weeks post surgery
Posted by Barbara Colvin
I am now half way through my eight week cardiac rehab. Things are going well … Read more
A year later ...
Posted by James Lucas
Surgery was just a bit more than a year ago. I’ve been back to work full time for about eight … Read more
Update April 11, 2014.
Posted by Lynne Jeffreys
Still playing the waiting game. I see the cardiologist in May for another 6 month followup. I will … Read more
2 days post surgery
Posted by David Helm
Dave moved out of ICU today. Moved to a new room - with a view of the capital! Another big step. … Read more
Lynn had heart cath Tues & aortic valve replacement Wed pm.
Posted by Lynn Quast
This is Lynn's husband and today is Friday in the pm. Lynn has asked me to update her journal … Read more
FL Esophagram
Posted by Anna Thomasq
Well, it was a battle, and I still don't know why, but after numerous calls from me, visits to the … Read more
I have a game plan, just finalizing a date
Posted by Matt O.
I spent the last 2 weeks meeting with a couple of surgeons and doing a bunch of research and … Read more
Thursday update
Posted by David Helm
Got here at 7 this morning. Talked with the doctor and everything is going well. The only thing that … Read more
6 months post op
Posted by Carol Jackson
Wow! It is hard to believe it has been 6 months since my surgery. I feel so blessed that I survived … Read more
Four days and counting
Posted by Gary Peluso
Ok so all pre- op test are done and I still have a little blood left! All very professional, pre-op … Read more
3 months already
Posted by Clare Auten
I can not believe that it has been 3 months since I had surgery. Overall things are going well. The … Read more
7 Weeks!
Posted by Cassie Fairbourn
I've said it before...and I'll say it again....I cannot believe I had valve replacement surgery only … Read more
No more exercise
Posted by Julia Hsu
Following Dr. Kalindi's suggestion, I stopped exercise today. I look forward to doing Pilates and … Read more
30 days out
Posted by Matt Hoyord
Hello family and friends! Your prayers continue to factor into my recovery, I thank you for that … Read more
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