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  • 1.  Introduction

    Posted 04-23-2019 19:10
    Hi....my name is Jody Skipper and I am a 64 year old female with Congestive Heart Failure and AFIB.  On April 5, 2019, I had a TAVR at University of Alabama Birmingham.  I told all the nurses I was famous because I had the same surgery on the same day as Mick Jagger (of course they were too young to even know who he is).  I am a retired (40 years) Secondary U.S. History teacher.  I had Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1993 with radiation treatment and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2004 with both chemo and radiation treatment.  Now I am living with the damage to my heart from the radiation treatment...but if I hadn't had the radiation the cancer would have killed me.  I am happy to find a group that is all about Mending Hearts...thank you for allowing me to join.

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    Jody Skipper
    Abbeville AL
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  • 2.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 04-24-2019 08:11
    Welcome to the group, Jody.  Out of all the issues that people have raised on this board since I joined nearly a year ago, nothing is scarier than what you just said about people being too young to know about Mick Jagger.  As a history teacher, though, I'm sure you can tell us many stories about kids having no clue about major events in US history.

    Glad to have you join us.

    Ira

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    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ
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  • 3.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 04-24-2019 08:36
    Welcome to the group.

    Sorry to hear all that you have gone through.

    I think you will find great support from the group. Hang in there.

    Annette

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    annette smith
    saxonburg PA
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  • 4.  RE: Introduction

    Posted 04-25-2019 07:57
    Welcome Jody to this amazing group. I had my aortic valve replace 11/1/2012 wish I could have waited for the TAVR. But I am doing wonderful with my ONYX mechanical valve I cannot complain. This group has helped me through a lot of difficult times and answered a lot of questions.

    Pamela Hardebeck
    Mended Hearts Chapter 78
    Indianapolis, Indiana

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    Pamela Hudson
    Indianapolis IN
    (317) 442-7393
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