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    I love licorice too, but

    I stopped eating all licorice because it creates cavities, sticks to my teeth or might pull out my teeth. Anise is safer
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    Doing valve replacement overseas without insurance

    Do you have the cash to spend on it? No credit is permitted? For U.S. surgeons, I found a website 3 years ago that provides details on each one's success rate in types of surgeries. My surgeon at a small hospital near Chicago is listed with around 97% success rate. Most heart surgeons have high...
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    Doing valve replacement overseas without insurance

    Scenario 2 looks best to me. Have it done there, if you trust the doctor and he has a very high success rate, over 95%, as mine did. I found the data online in a survey. I also am very alone with nobody I can rely on. Single. I went through rehab alone at home with no company, no assistance...
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    Three years ago it happened.

    Three years since my double bipass and valve replacement. No problems since. Still see my doc every 6 months for checkup. No new medicines. Very grateful!
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    How has it been since your Valve replacement?

    Three years ago. Double bipass and valve. No problems since, thank God. I am so grateful.
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    antibiotic ciproflaxcin

    Have any of you taken this medicine and later on developed heart problem as side effect? Or tendon problem? A study done last year showed that .9% of patients had some mitral regurgitation. I don't know what regurgitation feels like, but I had it prior to my surgery almost 3 years ago. I'm...
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    52 years on ONE valve

    wow to your good fortune------ thanks for the memories? That is supposed to be for the good times....Bob Hope's theme song.
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    14 Year Anniversary!

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    Is this a routine cleaning or a deep cleaning? A routine cleaning takes half an hour or less and a deep cleaning an hour, much more severe. You can skip the routine cleaning for now (unless you have a problem) and take the antibiotic whenever you go as I do, regardless of what the dentist says...
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    Are porcine valves kosher?

    It is one thing to exclude pork for traditional religious reasons and your conscience, but then a theological issue whether God would care or knows whether someone eats pork or utilizes it to save their life. Pure speculation.
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    Dental hygiene benefits

    My dentist has been saying this to me. Maintain your dental health! It is often undervalued and neglected.
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    72 year old surgeon

    I know of a doctor who is 80 and still working. But he is not a surgeon.
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    I had a mitral valve replacement and double bipass in 2017 and am okay now,, says cardiologist, yesterday. Pot is legal here in Illinois in flower", candy and liquid form. So far I smoked 3 grams and my heart is all right. Maybe every 7-10 days, moderate amount. I'm from the Sixties. For the...
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    TWO years for me.

    Valve replacement with tissue and double bipass successfully done at MacNeal (Loyola) Hospital, Illinois I always felt very taken care of. Just wish I had someone with me during home recovery.
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    Looking for advice on how to support.

    ladybug OP