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Mitral Regurgitation, Joined May 31, 2018

Mitral Regurgitation
Joined May 31, 2018

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    I am from: Chicago, Illinois
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    My surgery date is: July 17, 2018
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On Mt. Baldy at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Thomas Brusstar  Yesterday was my 3-year anniversary of open-heart mitral valve repair. It was also the last day of a ... Read more
Rose Madura  Wonderful update. Happy Anniversary. May you have many more years of anniversaries! Great picture! ... Read more
Deena Elani  What a good feeling! Love the hats and view. Congrats.
Amy K  Life at it's best!
Cameron Peek  So happy you are able to be at Philmont. My son loved his trek. So happy they are not dealing with th ... Read more
  Great accomplishment Thomas! Happy anniversary and may you have many more. God bless you
Tracy Fallu  Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many more healthy years and hikes.
Susan Lynn  Great photo, Thomas! Happy Third Anniversary! Glad you're enjoying life's great adventures with you ... Read more
Thomas Brusstar  Thanks for all the kind words! It was a nice post-surgical milestone.
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On Mt. Baldy at Philmont Scout Ranch.
Thomas Brusstar  Yesterday was my 3-year anniversary of open-heart mitral valve repair. It was also the last day of a ... Read more
Rose Madura  Wonderful update. Happy Anniversary. May you have many more years of anniversaries! Great picture! ... Read more
Deena Elani  What a good feeling! Love the hats and view. Congrats.
Amy K  Life at it's best!
Cameron Peek  So happy you are able to be at Philmont. My son loved his trek. So happy they are not dealing with th ... Read more
  Great accomplishment Thomas! Happy anniversary and may you have many more. God bless you
Tracy Fallu  Happy Anniversary! Cheers to many more healthy years and hikes.
Susan Lynn  Great photo, Thomas! Happy Third Anniversary! Glad you're enjoying life's great adventures with you ... Read more
Thomas Brusstar  Thanks for all the kind words! It was a nice post-surgical milestone.
Susan Lynn  Nice suturing! Great healing!!!
Naomi Gray  Your scar looks nice and not very noticeable. Very encouraging. Congrats on your one year anniversary ... Read more
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1236 days ago
Susan Lynn  Nice suturing! Great healing!!!
Naomi Gray  Your scar looks nice and not very noticeable. Very encouraging. Congrats on your one year anniversary ... Read more
Susan Lynn  ❤ Excellent artist!
William Fults  Awesome!
Diane Maher  Adds a whole new dimension to Valentines Day❣️
Jeff W  Excellent! I love this 😊
Sue Sanchez Grela  Wow nice picture❣
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1387 days ago
Susan Lynn  ❤ Excellent artist!
William Fults  Awesome!
Diane Maher  Adds a whole new dimension to Valentines Day❣️
Jeff W  Excellent! I love this 😊
Sue Sanchez Grela  Wow nice picture❣
6 months
Thomas Brusstar  Today is 6 months. Thanks to everybody for the empathy and the total expertise! Since my surgery, I ... Read more
  Happy 6 Months Anniversary Thomas!
Louanna Miller  Thomas, I’m thankful you’re doing so good! You’ve helped me as I followed you with mitral valv ... Read more
Debbie Moriarty  Congrats on 6 months!! Sounds like a great place to be!!!
Rob Sparling  Scar looks great, Thomas! And story is excellent as well! Keep pushin’ ahead! Thanks for the post ... Read more
Dan Vechiola  Way to go Thomas! So happy for you! I too have followed your lead since the day you welcomed me on to ... Read more
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6 months
Thomas Brusstar  Today is 6 months. Thanks to everybody for the empathy and the total expertise! Since my surgery, I ... Read more
  Happy 6 Months Anniversary Thomas!
Louanna Miller  Thomas, I’m thankful you’re doing so good! You’ve helped me as I followed you with mitral valv ... Read more
Debbie Moriarty  Congrats on 6 months!! Sounds like a great place to be!!!
Rob Sparling  Scar looks great, Thomas! And story is excellent as well! Keep pushin’ ahead! Thanks for the post ... Read more
Dan Vechiola  Way to go Thomas! So happy for you! I too have followed your lead since the day you welcomed me on to ... Read more
Thomas Brusstar  At 8 weeks post-surgery, my cardiologist wants to monitor for arrhythmia. I haven’t had a problem ... Read more
Louanna Miller  Thomas, Dr McCarthy had me wear one prior to my surgery to assess for AFib, etc. Amazing little halt ... Read more
Dan Vechiola  Looking good Thomas! That is a pretty cool device. Much better than the old over the shoulder carryi ... Read more
Nancy Luth  Looking good. Hope you can getting of your little monitor soon!
LINDA ROBERTS  My incision is bulging but healing well after 4 weeks. What is your secret to keeping your scar so s ... Read more
Thomas Brusstar  My scar at 8 weeks is pretty clean. I have literally put nothing on the scar the whole time. My wif ... Read more
Robert Bach  I wore one of those before surgery. It's an awesome device and surprisingly convenient.
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1540 days ago
Thomas Brusstar  At 8 weeks post-surgery, my cardiologist wants to monitor for arrhythmia. I haven’t had a problem ... Read more
Louanna Miller  Thomas, Dr McCarthy had me wear one prior to my surgery to assess for AFib, etc. Amazing little halt ... Read more
Dan Vechiola  Looking good Thomas! That is a pretty cool device. Much better than the old over the shoulder carryi ... Read more
Nancy Luth  Looking good. Hope you can getting of your little monitor soon!
LINDA ROBERTS  My incision is bulging but healing well after 4 weeks. What is your secret to keeping your scar so s ... Read more
Thomas Brusstar  My scar at 8 weeks is pretty clean. I have literally put nothing on the scar the whole time. My wif ... Read more
Robert Bach  I wore one of those before surgery. It's an awesome device and surprisingly convenient.
Five weeks post-surgery.
Thomas Brusstar  Today, 5 weeks post, I can discontinue the amiodarone. So just the warfarin is the only real drug. ... Read more
Adam Pick  Great update Thomas. Cardiac rehab is a major bonus for your recovery. Here's why... https://www.he ... Read more
While the patient benefits of attending cardiac rehab after heart valve surgery are well documented, the utility of these post-operative programs remains disapp
Sue Waterworth  Looks just like mine....but without the hairs, and a few adjustments for gender!
Susan Stroud  😜 yup !! Ha! Ha! Keep on smiling & tickin !!! 👍
Beth Saunders   I admit I was really worried about my scar before my surgery, but at 10 months postop you can hardly ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Nice suturing! Continued success with your recovery!
Dan Vechiola  Looking good Tom! That is a STRAIGHT incision! Did McCarthy and his team use a ruler? lol Keep up ... Read more
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Five weeks post-surgery.
Thomas Brusstar  Today, 5 weeks post, I can discontinue the amiodarone. So just the warfarin is the only real drug. ... Read more
Adam Pick  Great update Thomas. Cardiac rehab is a major bonus for your recovery. Here's why... https://www.he ... Read more
While the patient benefits of attending cardiac rehab after heart valve surgery are well documented, the utility of these post-operative programs remains disapp
Sue Waterworth  Looks just like mine....but without the hairs, and a few adjustments for gender!
Susan Stroud  😜 yup !! Ha! Ha! Keep on smiling & tickin !!! 👍
Beth Saunders   I admit I was really worried about my scar before my surgery, but at 10 months postop you can hardly ... Read more
Susan Lynn  Nice suturing! Continued success with your recovery!
Dan Vechiola  Looking good Tom! That is a STRAIGHT incision! Did McCarthy and his team use a ruler? lol Keep up ... Read more