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  • STAY POSITIVE. I can recall on my daily post-OHS walks, checking the angle of each upcoming block before deciding whether to cross the street and go on. Now my exercise routine includes 3/4 mile of gradual uphill three-times-a week -- and I'm 79. You'll ...

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    RE: Going Vegan

    I'm all for eating healthily and dietary vigilance, but, while not knowing your particulars, I wouldn't think going vegan is necessary. I do fine with skinless chicken breasts, sliced turkey, occasionally salmon, scallops, and 4 oz of super lean hamburger ...

  • Brett, Kat and Marilyn, I have to tell you and everyone else that anxiety, fear, depression, irritability are not inevitable after open heart surgery or any other life altering or threatening event.  Our emotions do not arise out of the events we experience ...

  • Dear Brett and Kat Anxiety is so natural when you have had this life shaking experience!! Fortunately I didn't suffer; my doctor automatically put me on medication before i left the hospital . I was always cheerful. I just kept renewing all medications ...

  • Dear Jill Recovery from Major heart surgery is no walk in the park. it takes a long time , months to a year before you feel adjusted to the new you. The medical staff should have advised you. Besides the surgery, your heart caused you problems before. ...