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You survived a heart event. Now what?

  • 1.  You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 28 days ago

    For anyone who survives a heart event – such as a heart attack or heart surgery – physical healing is just the beginning.

    I know because I've been there.

    After my quadruple-bypass surgery in 2015, I began to question who I was before the surgery, who I was afterwards, and who I wanted to become moving forward.  Along the way, I encountered a wide range of unexpected emotions, including fear, guilt, anger, and confusion around my purpose in life.  And I discovered a simple secret for not just managing the journey, but actually thriving through the process: Gratitude.

    My new book – A New and Better Now – demonstrates how gratitude is more than just something we feel.  It is a method for flourishing in the journey of heart healing and emerging as a better-than-ever version of ourselves.

    Please take a look at the book on Amazon (link below) and / or share this information with someone who might have a need.

    Thank you and be well.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692166637



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    Michael Hesser
    Evergreen CO
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  • 2.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 27 days ago
    You are right in your assessment regarding surviving a cardiac event. Even as a child having been through numerous procedures and two open heart surgeries, you recognize and process those same sentiments but not always understanding the "why" behind it.

    Your book should prove helpful for patients, families and the people who surround them to better understand exactly what's going on with them.

    Thank you. I look forward to reading your book and will think of you and your beautiful state while reading it.



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  • 3.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 26 days ago
    ​Thanks so much Annette!  Blessings to you on your healing journey and enjoy Colorado!

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    Michael Hesser
    Ascendis
    Evergreen CO
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  • 4.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 27 days ago

                  Congratulations on the publication of your book. May it enjoy much success.

                  My book, co-authored with my wife, about our adventures, me as patient, her as primary care-giver, I WILL KEEP YOU ALIVE:A Cardiovascular Romance, will be available April 1, 2019, from Spruce Hill Press.

    Bob Levin

     

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  • 5.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 27 days ago
    Great news, Bob.  Let me know exactly when it comes out because I'm going to want an autographed copy.

    All the best,

    Ira

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    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ
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  • 6.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 26 days ago
    ​Thanks so much Bob!  Congratulations on your book and blessings to you and your family on your continued journey to wellness!

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    Michael Hesser
    Ascendis
    Evergreen CO
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  • 7.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 27 days ago
    Hi Michael,

    I just ordered your book because I was floored by the fact that you experienced exactly what I have been telling everyone since I awoke from my two week ventilator sedation after quintuple bypass surgery last February.  My awakening from sedation after contracting ventilator pneumonia was both physical and spiritual.  I was left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards those at the hospital that saved my life, those at rhe rehab facility that taught me how to walk and get dressed and eat by myself again, and to my wife and daughter who had to deal with not knowing whether I was going to survive.

    I feel grateful for every morning that I wake up, for every commute to and from work that I have the privilege to make, to every dinner with my wife and every conversation I have with my daughter away in college, to every walk I take with my dog, in wind and rain, who welcomed me back from the dead-Greyfriars Bobby, and to Mended Hearts and all these good people who are my brothers and sisters with a bond that is as deep as blood.  God bless you and all of my brothers and sisters.  I love you all.

    Ira

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    Ira Reid
    Hoboken NJ
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  • 8.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 26 days ago
    ​Thanks so much for the message Ira you've had an incredible journey!  Blessings to you as you continue on a path to peace and health.  Be well!

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    Michael Hesser
    Ascendis
    Evergreen CO
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  • 9.  RE: You survived a heart event. Now what?

    Posted 21 days ago
    "When we proactively search for the good, we instinctively find it. The more we look, the more we find."  - A New and Better Now

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    Michael Hesser
    Ascendis
    Evergreen CO
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