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  • 1.  My heart has just been mended

    Posted 03-24-2021 11:49

    Hi everyone

    I found out I have a bicuspid valve and aortic aneurysm about 4 years ago while living in Southern California. As it worsened, I got too scared to go through such a huge surgery without my family so I moved back to Ohio to get it done at Cleveland Clinic last year. 

    i had my surgery on March 10 and had complete heart block after surgery. Ended up staying in ICU for ten days and ultimately got a pacemaker as well.

    I thought in the four years I had to prepare, I was all ready, but nothing went as planned of course and I had not planned on the mental/emotional toll this would take on me at all. What an experience.

    Im happy to have found this group. I've been home for three days recovering and processing what I just went through. Happy to meet you all.

    Columbus Ohio

    Christy Smith
    associate creative director

  • 2.  RE: My heart has just been mended

    Posted 03-25-2021 06:46
    Welcome home, Christy.  Know that this group is your home as well as your home in Ohio, because we all are you brothers and sisters.

    I hope you visit often and grow to love this site and these people as much as I have in the nearly three years since I discovered the site.


    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ