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Aortic Regurgitation, Joined December 20, 2018

Aortic Regurgitation
Joined December 20, 2018

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    I am from: sherman oaks, CA
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    My surgery date is: April 16, 2019
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Back stage getting ready to go out there. So grateful to be healthy with a wonderful surgical outcome. Now I only have the mitral valve to keep an eye on and hope to avoid surgery for awhile. Thank you HVS for all your support and sharing your experiences. Masters Class 60-69 Laughlin NV
Martin Smith  Rich, wow! You've kept at your passion and that must be so satisfying! You're obviously performing yo ... Read more
Timothy Williams  Would love to hear more about your recovery process and return to physical activity. Did you simply ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - Congrats on your continuing participation in competitive body building! You look like the po ... Read more
Deena Elani  Wow-wee. Have no idea how you get this strong, but amazing. I don't see a glimpse of your OHS scar ... Read more
rich monoson  Dear Martin, Timothy, Susan and Deena, thank you so very much. Being a dinosaur I have not figured ou ... Read more
rich monoson  Hi Martin, I had a plan before surgery and I told the doctor to fix that valve, stuff the heart back ... Read more
rich monoson  Timothy, I was back at the gym 9 days after surgery. I had a plan to be very aggressive, pro active a ... Read more
rich monoson  Susan, thank you as always for your wonderful and warm comments. The mitral valve now is on my mind b ... Read more
rich monoson  Deena, I was surprised how well the scar healed. Upon close inspection the wires are like a line of b ... Read more
Timothy Williams  Rich, thanks for details.  Very informative.
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rich monosonposted an update
236 days ago
Back stage getting ready to go out there. So grateful to be healthy with a wonderful surgical outcome. Now I only have the mitral valve to keep an eye on and hope to avoid surgery for awhile. Thank you HVS for all your support and sharing your experiences. Masters Class 60-69 Laughlin NV
Martin Smith  Rich, wow! You've kept at your passion and that must be so satisfying! You're obviously performing yo ... Read more
Timothy Williams  Would love to hear more about your recovery process and return to physical activity. Did you simply ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - Congrats on your continuing participation in competitive body building! You look like the po ... Read more
Deena Elani  Wow-wee. Have no idea how you get this strong, but amazing. I don't see a glimpse of your OHS scar ... Read more
rich monoson  Dear Martin, Timothy, Susan and Deena, thank you so very much. Being a dinosaur I have not figured ou ... Read more
rich monoson  Hi Martin, I had a plan before surgery and I told the doctor to fix that valve, stuff the heart back ... Read more
rich monoson  Timothy, I was back at the gym 9 days after surgery. I had a plan to be very aggressive, pro active a ... Read more
rich monoson  Susan, thank you as always for your wonderful and warm comments. The mitral valve now is on my mind b ... Read more
rich monoson  Deena, I was surprised how well the scar healed. Upon close inspection the wires are like a line of b ... Read more
Timothy Williams  Rich, thanks for details.  Very informative.
Laughlin, NV Competition. Masters Class. So grateful to be able to do this. Surgery was 4-16-19. Thank you HVS community
  Looking good heart warrior, congratulations. Blessings
Susan Lynn  Looking good,  Rich!  ❤💪
rich monoson  Thanks Ana and Susan Lynn!
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rich monosonposted an update
236 days ago
Laughlin, NV Competition. Masters Class. So grateful to be able to do this. Surgery was 4-16-19. Thank you HVS community
  Looking good heart warrior, congratulations. Blessings
Susan Lynn  Looking good,  Rich!  ❤💪
rich monoson  Thanks Ana and Susan Lynn!
So grateful to be able to participate in the sport after OHS. Thank you for all the HVS community support through the process!
Ginny Turner  Congrats on being in such great shape and still being able to compete. My 55-yr-old Pilates instructo ... Read more
Deena Elani  Wow. You're in incredible shape, Rich. So little body fat. Is your resting HR and BP also very low ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Ginny and Deena so much. My BP is 110/65 and resting heart rate was 56 last checkup. I stil ... Read more
Deena Elani  Impressive vitals, Rich!
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So grateful to be able to participate in the sport after OHS. Thank you for all the HVS community support through the process!
Ginny Turner  Congrats on being in such great shape and still being able to compete. My 55-yr-old Pilates instructo ... Read more
Deena Elani  Wow. You're in incredible shape, Rich. So little body fat. Is your resting HR and BP also very low ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Ginny and Deena so much. My BP is 110/65 and resting heart rate was 56 last checkup. I stil ... Read more
Deena Elani  Impressive vitals, Rich!
Las Vegas Naturals Men's Physique Ultra Masters (60-69 years old) Team USA. Another fun event.
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Las Vegas Naturals Men's Physique Ultra Masters (60-69 years old) Team USA. Another fun event.
I competed in another division also on Saturday in Hermosa Beach. Made a full day of it and eternally grateful to the medical crew at Cedar Sinai who made this day possible.
Bob McRae  Congrats Rich ! You look beyond fabulous and are an inspiration to all of us heart warriors to never ... Read more
rich monoson  Bob, thank you so much for those kind words. We received the gift of improved quality of life after t ... Read more
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I competed in another division also on Saturday in Hermosa Beach. Made a full day of it and eternally grateful to the medical crew at Cedar Sinai who made this day possible.
Bob McRae  Congrats Rich ! You look beyond fabulous and are an inspiration to all of us heart warriors to never ... Read more
rich monoson  Bob, thank you so much for those kind words. We received the gift of improved quality of life after t ... Read more
Mens Physique Ultra Masters (60-69 y/o) Fun time at a great competition. Glad that zipper scar wasn't too noticeable. Much gratitude to still be able to participate post open heart surgery
Marie Myers  Wow! No body fat there... Looking great!
Deena Elani  What zipper scar? What fat? Yes, muscle. Congrats, Rich. You definitely have focus and discipline ... Read more
Mike Dotson  Fantastic. Your hard work has definitely paid off. Congratulations!
Adam Pick  Insane Rich! Congratulations! I don't think anybody in the audience would have a clue that you had h ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - Wow! That takes discipline! Congrats on your results and win! Good to see you're doing well ... Read more
rich monoson  What an incredible community you are and I feel blessed to be a part of. Just so grateful to modern m ... Read more
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Mens Physique Ultra Masters (60-69 y/o) Fun time at a great competition. Glad that zipper scar wasn't too noticeable. Much gratitude to still be able to participate post open heart surgery
Marie Myers  Wow! No body fat there... Looking great!
Deena Elani  What zipper scar? What fat? Yes, muscle. Congrats, Rich. You definitely have focus and discipline ... Read more
Mike Dotson  Fantastic. Your hard work has definitely paid off. Congratulations!
Adam Pick  Insane Rich! Congratulations! I don't think anybody in the audience would have a clue that you had h ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - Wow! That takes discipline! Congrats on your results and win! Good to see you're doing well ... Read more
rich monoson  What an incredible community you are and I feel blessed to be a part of. Just so grateful to modern m ... Read more
2nd place Ultra Masters (60-69 years old) INBA in Hermosa Beach CA
Richard Munson  What an inspiration. Good job. Question: is there a category for over 79?
Deena Elani  Talk about having to change our diets! No more pork chops for sure Richard.
Richard Munson  Aw shucks. Chicken tonight to counter act it. My 8 month echo wednesday, hoping for a good reading.
Deena Elani  Wish you well on your echo! Mine is the same day. Five months. First one since the hospital. Ther ... Read more
Richard Munson  Prayers all around.
Susan Lynn  Rich - I can't imagine who came in first, if you're second! Keep up the great work!
rich monoson  Thank all you guys for the wonderful comments. Richard, I'm not sure about over 79 but I'm soon to fi ... Read more
Deena Elani  Thanks Rich for the diet guidance The very few bodybuilders I have met at the gym always talked abo ... Read more
Richard Munson  That sounds so delicious. Boiled chicken and white tuna every night. Will i be able to swim upstream ... Read more
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2nd place Ultra Masters (60-69 years old) INBA in Hermosa Beach CA
Richard Munson  What an inspiration. Good job. Question: is there a category for over 79?
Deena Elani  Talk about having to change our diets! No more pork chops for sure Richard.
Richard Munson  Aw shucks. Chicken tonight to counter act it. My 8 month echo wednesday, hoping for a good reading.
Deena Elani  Wish you well on your echo! Mine is the same day. Five months. First one since the hospital. Ther ... Read more
Richard Munson  Prayers all around.
Susan Lynn  Rich - I can't imagine who came in first, if you're second! Keep up the great work!
rich monoson  Thank all you guys for the wonderful comments. Richard, I'm not sure about over 79 but I'm soon to fi ... Read more
Deena Elani  Thanks Rich for the diet guidance The very few bodybuilders I have met at the gym always talked abo ... Read more
Richard Munson  That sounds so delicious. Boiled chicken and white tuna every night. Will i be able to swim upstream ... Read more
2 years since OHS. Thank you Cedars and Dr Esmalian. Did a Men's Physique Competition. They threw me in with the youngsters. It was a blast and I am so grateful to be alive and healthy!
rich monoson  Didn't win but had a great time! So grateful to being healthy after OHS two years ago.
Susan Lynn  Rich - You fit right in with the youngsters! Glad you're enjoying life and doing well!! ❤
  Who cares if you didn’t win, look at you! Wow great picture and post. Congratulations and may God b ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you so much Ana and Susan. I'm blessed to be in this community with you both!
Alex Hunt  Congratulations! You look fantastic. I'm hoping i can feel half as good as you look in 2 years!
rich monoson  Thank you Alex. You will. Just set that mindset and it's done. I appreciate your kind words and pleas ... Read more
Nancy W  Wow❤️ Amazing
Kirk Bepler  Right on! Congratulations and great job!
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2 years since OHS. Thank you Cedars and Dr Esmalian. Did a Men's Physique Competition. They threw me in with the youngsters. It was a blast and I am so grateful to be alive and healthy!
rich monoson  Didn't win but had a great time! So grateful to being healthy after OHS two years ago.
Susan Lynn  Rich - You fit right in with the youngsters! Glad you're enjoying life and doing well!! ❤
  Who cares if you didn’t win, look at you! Wow great picture and post. Congratulations and may God b ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you so much Ana and Susan. I'm blessed to be in this community with you both!
Alex Hunt  Congratulations! You look fantastic. I'm hoping i can feel half as good as you look in 2 years!
rich monoson  Thank you Alex. You will. Just set that mindset and it's done. I appreciate your kind words and pleas ... Read more
Nancy W  Wow❤️ Amazing
Kirk Bepler  Right on! Congratulations and great job!
Almost my 2nd year anniversary (4-16-19) since Aortic Valve Replacement. I am so grateful for the wonderful team at Cedar Sinai and the HVS supportive community.
Susan Lynn  Wow! Two years! Happy Anniversary, Rich! Time certainly did fly! Glad you're doing well! Continu ... Read more
Mike Dotson  Awesome. I only have another 98 weeks to go to get there :-)
rich monoson  Thank you Susan and Mike. Those 98 weeks go fast!!
Patsy Stewart  Happy Anniversary!
rich monoson  Thank you Patsy!
Adam Pick  Happy 2nd Anniversary Rich! Great to hear Dr. Esmailian and the Cedars team helped you out. Dang. I ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Adam. It really is barely visible but I'm so pleased with the end result. I did a men's phy ... Read more
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Almost my 2nd year anniversary (4-16-19) since Aortic Valve Replacement. I am so grateful for the wonderful team at Cedar Sinai and the HVS supportive community.
Susan Lynn  Wow! Two years! Happy Anniversary, Rich! Time certainly did fly! Glad you're doing well! Continu ... Read more
Mike Dotson  Awesome. I only have another 98 weeks to go to get there :-)
rich monoson  Thank you Susan and Mike. Those 98 weeks go fast!!
Patsy Stewart  Happy Anniversary!
rich monoson  Thank you Patsy!
Adam Pick  Happy 2nd Anniversary Rich! Great to hear Dr. Esmailian and the Cedars team helped you out. Dang. I ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Adam. It really is barely visible but I'm so pleased with the end result. I did a men's phy ... Read more
April 16th, 2019 was surgery day. Today is one year and I'm so grateful for every waking moment. Thank you to Adam and all the kind people here on HVS.
Marie Myers  Happy Anniversary! What a difference a year makes...
Susan Lynn  It's hard to believe it's been a year! Congratulations on your first anniversary, Rich! It looks ... Read more
Tracy Fallu  Happy anniversary!
Adam Pick  Hey Rich! So happy you are in celebration mode on your 1-year anniversary! Congratulations! Thanks ... Read more
Rob Sparling  Rich, that is the most badass scar I have ever seen juxtaposed with the least scarring possible. Cong ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank all you guys so much for your never ending warmth and kindness. I'm so glad to have met you guy ... Read more
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April 16th, 2019 was surgery day. Today is one year and I'm so grateful for every waking moment. Thank you to Adam and all the kind people here on HVS.
Marie Myers  Happy Anniversary! What a difference a year makes...
Susan Lynn  It's hard to believe it's been a year! Congratulations on your first anniversary, Rich! It looks ... Read more
Tracy Fallu  Happy anniversary!
Adam Pick  Hey Rich! So happy you are in celebration mode on your 1-year anniversary! Congratulations! Thanks ... Read more
Rob Sparling  Rich, that is the most badass scar I have ever seen juxtaposed with the least scarring possible. Cong ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank all you guys so much for your never ending warmth and kindness. I'm so glad to have met you guy ... Read more
11 months post AVR. So grateful being with my son Landon.
  Hi Rich, you look great! Being with your son......priceless! Continued recovery and good health. God ... Read more
Marie Myers  Great picture!
Susan Lynn  Rich - Looking good! Awesome picture of you and your son! It looks like you're doing great!
rich monoson  Thank you Ana, Marie and Susan. You guys are precious.
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11 months post AVR. So grateful being with my son Landon.
  Hi Rich, you look great! Being with your son......priceless! Continued recovery and good health. God ... Read more
Marie Myers  Great picture!
Susan Lynn  Rich - Looking good! Awesome picture of you and your son! It looks like you're doing great!
rich monoson  Thank you Ana, Marie and Susan. You guys are precious.
19 Weeks post AVR. Thank you to the folks at #CryoLife #ON-X valve #Cedar Sinai # Dr. Esmailian I am so grateful to all.
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19 Weeks post AVR. Thank you to the folks at #CryoLife #ON-X valve #Cedar Sinai # Dr. Esmailian I am so grateful to all.
13 weeks post op. member of the zipper club. I'm so grateful to all the wonderful medical help I received and the manufacturers of the ON-X valve. It's been awhile and I see a bunch of new members. Welcome to HVS and feel free to reach out for any patient
Joshua Nowack  Dude! RippedRich! Studly man. Now this is inspiring. I’m an arts and craft project (min invasive) ... Read more
Carlos Banuelos  Looking great for 13 weeks out! I’m 15 days out and I too got an on-x. Can’t wait to get back t ... Read more
Mike Roskowinski  Looking good Richard. Keep it up. I am 12 weeks starting this week so I am back to my full routine. ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Looking good, Richard! The incision is healing beautifully.
Joe Tarango  Looking strong Richard. Keep up the great work!
John Wise  Looking Good and Strong!!
Michael Keefe  Wow! How quickly were you able to get back to the gym after surgery?
rich monoson  Thank you guys for the incredibly nice notes! I'm embarrassed to admit that I do not know how to navi ... Read more
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13 weeks post op. member of the zipper club. I'm so grateful to all the wonderful medical help I received and the manufacturers of the ON-X valve. It's been awhile and I see a bunch of new members. Welcome to HVS and feel free to reach out for any patient
Joshua Nowack  Dude! RippedRich! Studly man. Now this is inspiring. I’m an arts and craft project (min invasive) ... Read more
Carlos Banuelos  Looking great for 13 weeks out! I’m 15 days out and I too got an on-x. Can’t wait to get back t ... Read more
Mike Roskowinski  Looking good Richard. Keep it up. I am 12 weeks starting this week so I am back to my full routine. ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Looking good, Richard! The incision is healing beautifully.
Joe Tarango  Looking strong Richard. Keep up the great work!
John Wise  Looking Good and Strong!!
Michael Keefe  Wow! How quickly were you able to get back to the gym after surgery?
rich monoson  Thank you guys for the incredibly nice notes! I'm embarrassed to admit that I do not know how to navi ... Read more
8 weeks post op.So glad to do what I love doing.....no world records but happy about being on the long road back
Michael Greco  Absolutely amazing recovery! Keep it up!
rich monoson  Thank you Michael.
Susan Lynn  I am amazed you can lift that weight! That's some miraculous healing! Glad you're back at the gym, ... Read more
Mike Roskowinski  Good job Rich. I will get there soon also. I am still sticking to the light weights and doing mostly ... Read more
Tom McDonald  Rich,
Nice job! on your recovery.
rich monoson  Thanks Susan, Mike and Tom! I went back on day 11 to do cardio and light leg exercises. Graduated to ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - I enjoy following your progress and seeing the pictures of your family, too. One of these day ... Read more
Louanna Miller  Amazing!! Great recovery.
rich monoson  Thank you Louanna and I'd love to meet you Susan. Sternum I figured was pretty well healed at 6 weeks ... Read more
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8 weeks post op.So glad to do what I love doing.....no world records but happy about being on the long road back
Michael Greco  Absolutely amazing recovery! Keep it up!
rich monoson  Thank you Michael.
Susan Lynn  I am amazed you can lift that weight! That's some miraculous healing! Glad you're back at the gym, ... Read more
Mike Roskowinski  Good job Rich. I will get there soon also. I am still sticking to the light weights and doing mostly ... Read more
Tom McDonald  Rich,
Nice job! on your recovery.
rich monoson  Thanks Susan, Mike and Tom! I went back on day 11 to do cardio and light leg exercises. Graduated to ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - I enjoy following your progress and seeing the pictures of your family, too. One of these day ... Read more
Louanna Miller  Amazing!! Great recovery.
rich monoson  Thank you Louanna and I'd love to meet you Susan. Sternum I figured was pretty well healed at 6 weeks ... Read more
These guys make it so worthwhile. Never thought I'd say that about a dance recital!
Susan Lynn  Looks like every day is Father's Day for you, Rich! You have a beautiful family! ❤
rich monoson  Susan, thank you so much. You are a lovely lady and I always appreciate your kind words. How have you ... Read more
Joey Hardee  What its all about right there, Rich!! Awesome to see you enjoying that time with your beautiful fami ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - I'm doing well. Thanks for asking. 😁
rich monoson  My pleasure Susan. Thank you for always being such a positive force on this site
Rob Sparling  5? What a brood! Fun!
Mike Roskowinski  Awesome Rich. Kids are well worth it. Even if they make you go to dance recitals :) Good thing you ... Read more
Naomi Gray  Rich - I bet your kids are so happy to have you there, too.
rich monoson  Rob, Mike and Naomi, only two are mine!! The other 3 are kids from the other coaches on Landon's LL t ... Read more
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These guys make it so worthwhile. Never thought I'd say that about a dance recital!
Susan Lynn  Looks like every day is Father's Day for you, Rich! You have a beautiful family! ❤
rich monoson  Susan, thank you so much. You are a lovely lady and I always appreciate your kind words. How have you ... Read more
Joey Hardee  What its all about right there, Rich!! Awesome to see you enjoying that time with your beautiful fami ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Rich - I'm doing well. Thanks for asking. 😁
rich monoson  My pleasure Susan. Thank you for always being such a positive force on this site
Rob Sparling  5? What a brood! Fun!
Mike Roskowinski  Awesome Rich. Kids are well worth it. Even if they make you go to dance recitals :) Good thing you ... Read more
Naomi Gray  Rich - I bet your kids are so happy to have you there, too.
rich monoson  Rob, Mike and Naomi, only two are mine!! The other 3 are kids from the other coaches on Landon's LL t ... Read more
8 weeks today and so grateful for the giftedness of life! My best to all HVS members!
Susan Lynn  Life is good! Continued success, Rich! ❤
rich monoson  Thank you Susan!!
Joey Hardee  Thanks Rich! Looking good...Great photo. Inspiration!!
Catie B  Terrific! And she is a little princess!
rich monoson  Thank you Catie and Joey. Joey, you're getting close and you'll do great. Anything we can do or I can ... Read more
Nicole DuPont  You’re such an inspiration! So happy to see you in such a good place at 8 weeks. It shows how much ... Read more
Mike Roskowinski  Awesome job Rich! It is good to hear you are doing so well. I started week 6 this past Monday and I ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Nicole and Mike. You guys are incredible people. Mike, I have the entire bed rock every tim ... Read more
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8 weeks today and so grateful for the giftedness of life! My best to all HVS members!
Susan Lynn  Life is good! Continued success, Rich! ❤
rich monoson  Thank you Susan!!
Joey Hardee  Thanks Rich! Looking good...Great photo. Inspiration!!
Catie B  Terrific! And she is a little princess!
rich monoson  Thank you Catie and Joey. Joey, you're getting close and you'll do great. Anything we can do or I can ... Read more
Nicole DuPont  You’re such an inspiration! So happy to see you in such a good place at 8 weeks. It shows how much ... Read more
Mike Roskowinski  Awesome job Rich! It is good to hear you are doing so well. I started week 6 this past Monday and I ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Nicole and Mike. You guys are incredible people. Mike, I have the entire bed rock every tim ... Read more
6 1/2 weeks and so grateful. Hoping to get off that Amiodarone soon.
Mike Roskowinski  Hey Rich looking good. Keep it up. Yeah I can’t wait to get off Amiodarone and iron pills. Would be ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Healing very quickly!! Looking good, Rich!
rich monoson  Thank you Susan and Mike. Always so nice to connect with you guys. Mike, did you see the warnings and ... Read more
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6 1/2 weeks and so grateful. Hoping to get off that Amiodarone soon.
Mike Roskowinski  Hey Rich looking good. Keep it up. Yeah I can’t wait to get off Amiodarone and iron pills. Would be ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Healing very quickly!! Looking good, Rich!
rich monoson  Thank you Susan and Mike. Always so nice to connect with you guys. Mike, did you see the warnings and ... Read more
It's so great to be up and around with my kids. They were my main concern through this whole process. My gratitude goes far and wide to the surgical team to the supportive members of HVS! Thank you guys
Diane Esposito  Rich, how adorable they are! Isn’t it great to be more active? I feel so much better at 3 1/2 week ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Beautiful family, Rich! ❤
rich monoson  Dear Susan and Diane, thank you very much for your kind words. I felt incredible immediately. Started ... Read more
Catie B  Very sweet picture! Great to hear you are doing well. Hope the pesky afib resolves rapidly!
Nicole DuPont  Great picture Rich! Could you share how you talked with kids pre-surgery? I’m not quite sure what t ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Catie and Nicole. Nicole I really didn't prep the kids at all. I just told them I was going ... Read more
Nicole DuPont  Rich, thanks for explaining this the way you did. I’ve been thinking about how you approached it fr ... Read more
rich monoson  Nicole, thank you for this wonderful note. I'm sorry I did not respond immediately. I'm still trying ... Read more
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It's so great to be up and around with my kids. They were my main concern through this whole process. My gratitude goes far and wide to the surgical team to the supportive members of HVS! Thank you guys
Diane Esposito  Rich, how adorable they are! Isn’t it great to be more active? I feel so much better at 3 1/2 week ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Beautiful family, Rich! ❤
rich monoson  Dear Susan and Diane, thank you very much for your kind words. I felt incredible immediately. Started ... Read more
Catie B  Very sweet picture! Great to hear you are doing well. Hope the pesky afib resolves rapidly!
Nicole DuPont  Great picture Rich! Could you share how you talked with kids pre-surgery? I’m not quite sure what t ... Read more
rich monoson  Thank you Catie and Nicole. Nicole I really didn't prep the kids at all. I just told them I was going ... Read more
Nicole DuPont  Rich, thanks for explaining this the way you did. I’ve been thinking about how you approached it fr ... Read more
rich monoson  Nicole, thank you for this wonderful note. I'm sorry I did not respond immediately. I'm still trying ... Read more
Thank you Dr. Esmailian!!! 3 weeks post op. So grateful
Susan Lynn  Healing fast, Rich! Nice suturing, too!
Joey Hardee  Awesome, Rich! I assume you are ramping up the workout intensity at this point?
rich monoson  Hi Joey, Ramping up and feeling incredible. How are you doing Joey? Thank you for your kind words.
rich monoson  Thank you Susan. The seamstress work isn't too bad at this point! I'm just so grateful to have a norm ... Read more
Joey Hardee  Still rolling along, Rich. Getting my 35-45 minutes on the treadmill almost daily and keeping my hear ... Read more
Diane Esposito  The incision is lookin good, Rich! Mine is healing faster than I expected too.
Rob Sparling  You guys are both doing great! Rich, no question a strong recovery! Joey, a really impressive amoun ... Read more
rich monoson  Joey, Diane and Rob, thank you all for the wonderful words, comradery and support. You guys are like ... Read more
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Thank you Dr. Esmailian!!! 3 weeks post op. So grateful
Susan Lynn  Healing fast, Rich! Nice suturing, too!
Joey Hardee  Awesome, Rich! I assume you are ramping up the workout intensity at this point?
rich monoson  Hi Joey, Ramping up and feeling incredible. How are you doing Joey? Thank you for your kind words.
rich monoson  Thank you Susan. The seamstress work isn't too bad at this point! I'm just so grateful to have a norm ... Read more
Joey Hardee  Still rolling along, Rich. Getting my 35-45 minutes on the treadmill almost daily and keeping my hear ... Read more
Diane Esposito  The incision is lookin good, Rich! Mine is healing faster than I expected too.
Rob Sparling  You guys are both doing great! Rich, no question a strong recovery! Joey, a really impressive amoun ... Read more
rich monoson  Joey, Diane and Rob, thank you all for the wonderful words, comradery and support. You guys are like ... Read more
Truly a miraculous procedure by a skilled physician and surgical team at Cedars. Day 11 post op and I feel almost normal
Tracy Fallu  Wow!
Joey Hardee  Incredible, Rich! Thrilled for you.
Susan Lynn  Terrific! Miraculous recovery!
rich monoson  Thank you Tracy, Joey and Susan. Your kind words are so much appreciated!
Ron Williams   That makes me optimistic about my upcoming surgery!
mara katz  Rich I think you were on the same day as me April 16th? Yeah that it’s behind us! ❤️💪🏻
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Truly a miraculous procedure by a skilled physician and surgical team at Cedars. Day 11 post op and I feel almost normal
Tracy Fallu  Wow!
Joey Hardee  Incredible, Rich! Thrilled for you.
Susan Lynn  Terrific! Miraculous recovery!
rich monoson  Thank you Tracy, Joey and Susan. Your kind words are so much appreciated!
Ron Williams   That makes me optimistic about my upcoming surgery!
mara katz  Rich I think you were on the same day as me April 16th? Yeah that it’s behind us! ❤️💪🏻