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Holiday Self-Care

  • 1.  Holiday Self-Care

    Posted 12-19-2018 13:03
    Hi everyone,

    I just thought I would check in today and see how everyone was doing. I hope the holidays are going well for you. What are you doing for self-care around the holidays? It's so important for us to remember to take care of ourselves when we get busy.

    For me, I always try to take some time to read and get out walking. Walking is tough this time of year up north so I have to make an effort to do it.

    What about you all?

    Andrea Baer
    Grapeville PA
    (724) 396-7820

  • 2.  RE: Holiday Self-Care

    Posted 12-20-2018 02:32
    Hello Andrea and group.
    Yesterday, I celebrated my 22nd anniversary of my first open heart surgery. It seems just like yesterday.
    Thank heaven for Mended Hearts.
    When I joined over 21 years ago I needed support . Exactly what the organization is....
    A peer to peer support group.
    If you are a member get active in your chapter. It works I am living proof.
    I am alive due to Mended Hearts,
    Marvin Keyser
    Southern Regional Director

    Marvin Keyser
    Weston FL
    (954) 384-3176

  • 3.  RE: Holiday Self-Care

    Posted 12-22-2018 14:26
    I was please to read your story.  I joined Mended Hearts after my heart attack and insertion of two stents a little over two years ago. Reading your story of 21 years of good heart health and being active in Mended Hearts is encouraging.  I joined because of the boost I got when I was visited in the hospital by two Mended Heart volunteers. Ironically, I am now visiting with one of those volunteers.

    Wm George Hess
    Woodstock GA
    (404) 452-8464

  • 4.  RE: Holiday Self-Care

    Posted 12-22-2018 14:37
    George, it is great to meet you online and welcome aboard.
    Being an a accredited visitor and visiting patients is probably the best thing that anyone can do for a patients.
    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy,Healthy New Year

    Marvin Keyser
    Weston FL
    (954) 384-3176

  • 5.  RE: Holiday Self-Care

    Posted 12-21-2018 00:37
    Andrea (and Bob and anyone else seeing this),

    Please send me an email.?? My computer crashed; I just got it back, and
    my address book is gone.?? I couldn't even respond to your email.

    I actually got better news this week from both my cardiologist and?? my
    family doctor, but I didn't expect to be incommunicado.

    Happy Holidays and everything good,


  • 6.  RE: Holiday Self-Care

    Posted 12-22-2018 10:40
    Just want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy and healthy New Year.  2018 had its ups and downs.  Just keep your head up high and always try to improve the next day.

    Don Arvay
    Smyrna DE
    (302) 531-5984