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Meeting with the Surgeon first time since surgery?
Posted by Thomas Campbell
Anyone have any advice on questions to ask my surgeon when I meet with him post-op? It's been 5 … Read more
It's Me
Posted by Mary Ellen Doherty
Dear Gary, Was so glad to hear from you and delighted to hear that Terri is up in her chair. Let … Read more
Posted by Angelo Varrone
You are all probably aware of the ALS Challenge that's getting amazing attention across the country … Read more

Posted by Rebecca McGrath
I've been messing about with my pain meds trying to drop the hardcore pain meds at 5 weeks post … Read more
A little update!
Posted by Rebecca McGrath
I'm moving along quite well at the moment. It's nearly 5 weeks since my surgery date! I can't … Read more
Earthquake August 24, 2014
Posted by Terrie Syvertsen
Terrie was jolted awake at 4 this morning by the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that struck about 75 miles … Read more
Posted by Mike Nunes
Healing has been going well, I am almost 2 weeks out at this point, but have been suffering from … Read more
Posted by Mary Ellen Doherty
I'm helping mom out right now. Still in a bit of an "anthesia fog". She is so glad to be home and is … Read more
Back up and running....well maybe walking but really fast
Posted by Colette McDiarmid
Still on the mend but beginning to think of work again. At least looking for work outfit ideas on … Read more

Posted by Michael Poe
I had not done any walking for the past 3 weeks and so the last 2 days my wife has came walking with … Read more
Recovery Day 18
Posted by Jeff Wagley
On 8-18 I had my aortic valve replaced with a mechanical valve and I also had a thoracic aneurysm ( … Read more
Surgery done 8/20/14 should go home tomorrow!
Posted by Nancy D
I am done, and doing well, they tell me, and I believe them! I will journal longer once home and … Read more
It's been 3 months and no news is good news.
Posted by David Augustus
It's already been 3 months and things are going really well.  In the second week of July,  I was … Read more
Infection on incision
Posted by Glenn Oden
The lump on the incision turned out to be an infection. After several months of attempting to stop … Read more
Working Hard (Terrie and I)
Posted by Terrie Syvertsen
Arrived at hospital at 7:30 am this morning. Terrie was sitting up in her chair looking really good … Read more

Posted by Janelle Kimball
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Posted by Michael Poe
I am going to have surgery September 2, 2014. I would like to hear from others who have had aortic … Read more
my story
Posted by Michael Poe
I am unable to edit post my story. I believe it's the web site … Read more
My Life.
Posted by Shanna Farley-Judkins
The reason I started posting on this website is to become more reassured about the path I am heading … Read more
A beautiful day in the neighborhood.
Posted by Robert Osmachenko
I'm feeling pretty good this morning so it is a good time for a journal entry for my heartie friends … Read more
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