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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?

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    Andrea Baer
    Grapeville PA
    (724) 396-7820
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  • 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
    Weston,FL

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    Marvin Keyser
    Weston FL
    (954) 384-3176
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  • 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.

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    Wm George Hess
    Woodstock GA
    (404) 452-8464
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  • 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




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    Marvin Keyser
    Weston FL
    (954) 384-3176
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  • 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,

    Francee




  • 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.

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    Don Arvay
    Smyrna DE
    (302) 531-5984
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