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    RE: Encouragement

    Mary Jo, Your very fortunate that you pulled through, praise the Lord. So important that a heart surgeon knows what he's doing. He's the mechanic of the body, much like an auto mechanic of our cars. If one thing goes wrong with either, it's like a domino ...

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    Scott - My surgery failed the first time because the doctor did my open heart on a "beating heart" & I wasn't smart enough to ask how many times he had done this surgery previously. Obviously not enough to know what he was doing. ...

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    Mary Jo, Sounds like you have been through a lot. Scary that they snagged your aorta while taking you off the by-pass machine. How did your Surgery fail 5 1/2 weeks later? Yes, thanking God everyday is important. Glad that God got you through it as he ...

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    RE: Encouragement

    Hi Scott - Just wanted to wish you luck in your upcoming surgery. I had my first open heart on Oct. 30, 2003 - All Hallow's Eve :) . I had a double bypass & couldn't believe how good I felt afterwards. Really did well ...

  • I'm 81 years old and have been living with an LVAD for the last 6-1/2 years. I have a POLST in place but it predates the LVAD. I am past due to put together a new one. Is there anyone out there with this combination? I'd like to get some clue about ...