Off-Topic: Stop… And Smell My Roses

By Adam Pick on April 15, 2009

Following heart valve surgery, I learned to slowwwwwww down.

However, given my career and my goals, this wasn’t easy. In fact, at times, it was downright miserable.

One hobby I picked up to help me “slow down” was gardening… More specifically, roses.

Although I’m still learning lots about how to properly grow roses, I’m having the time of my life now that the Spring season is here. Here you can see some of my early bloomers.

 

 

Here’s another one:

 

 

I took this picture earlier today:
 

 

And, the last one:
 

 

Remember… Slow down… Take it easy… And, of course, “Stop to smell the roses!”

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


Roberta says on April 16th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Thanks for this great reminder! I was thinking of taking up gardening myself as a pass time. The roses are beautiful!



Betty says on April 16th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

Adam,those are beautiful roses.I too grow roses and I can tell you it’s addictive.I also wanted to tell you I love your book and was wondering what the new book has different from your first one? I can use all the info I can get.I have a bicuspid Aortic valve and also have an Ascending Aortic Aneursym.I took the advice from your book and got a second opinion and I’m glad I did.My dr.wasn’t even checking my aneursym and it had grown from 3.5 cm to 4.3 cm in 3 yrs,so thanks for your book ! Also I want to wish you congratulations on Baby Pick.He’s Beautiful!



Lou Ann Marler says on April 17th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

The roses are so beautiful, what a wonderful way to slow down.



Scott Todd says on June 14th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Hello Adam, those roses are beautiful. I started growing roses last year. I began primarily because my mother loves them so much. After the first year of watching them thrive at my hand of determination to grow roses for my mother, I worked even harder this the second year and now manage of 30 plants, mostly hybrid tea roses with a few floribunda thrown in. I love it and just wanted to share with you my rose story. My email was included, feel free to say hello anytime.
Scott Todd
Winston-Salem, NC


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