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    Length of time between echos

    So you had a repair, then a replacement? 2 separate surgeries? Sorry if I am being dense. I had a repair and was told to expect that I would need a re-op to replace the aortic valve in 5-7 years. But at my last followup, another surgeon told me that it may last much longer, and now they are not...
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    Length of time between echos

    Seems similar. Were you given timeframes for expected failure/re-op requirement?
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    Length of time between echos

    Hey folks, long time no chat... Long story short, I was called by my cardiac surgery office (I am not followed by a cardiologist) and told that my latest echo looked good and that I would no longer be followed by their team. I had a aortic valve repair done to alleviate severe regurgitation...
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    Nervious about husband's surgery

    I had my AVRepair when I was 41 and my boy was 6. Time flies and now some days I forget I even had it. Take care of yourselves and find ways to talk about your fears and anxieties, it helped me and my love.
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    Volunteer Roll Call

    What city are you in?
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    Volunteer Roll Call

    Yikes, that seems like a story waiting to be told...haha We get 5 bucks, must be nice to afford cafeteria steak and caviar!
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    Volunteer Roll Call

    Hey everyone, been meaning to come back and update! Holy guacamole, volunteering on the ward is great! What a fantastic way to connect with folks who are in the same club. I essentially get to go chat with folks for a couple of hours once a week! And what a range of experiences, from those who...
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    Volunteer Roll Call

    Well, I got through the orientation and will be heading to my first training shift on Wednesday! I find I am really looking forward to it, can't wait!
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    OrangeTheory?

    Thanks for the feedbacks, I am thinking along the same lines. I have less of an issue being competitive with the person next to me, and often throttle back when things get too intense. I like that I can see the feedback on the screen and pair that with how I am feeling. In talking to my doctor...
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    Long time, no posting

    People sure are strange with the change blame game, hope you are healing from all the wounds! Keep hanging in, something fab could be lurking!
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    Volunteer Roll Call

    Hey all, been a minute since I have been here, had my OHS to repair my BAV in Jan 2017, been doing pretty well since. I wanted to chat a bit about volunteering on the cardiac ward. I had a lovely visit from a volunteer who had OHS when I was recovering and I recall that I loved seeing him and...
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    The End of an Era and a New Beginning

    Add me to the list of those in gratitude, this site came in handy when fear was high...here's to many more years of this site helping people.
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    OrangeTheory?

    great tip, thanks!
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    OrangeTheory?

    Hi Y'all...used to be more active around these parts, then the surgery and I haven't been around for a while. Hard to find communities for us heart patients though! Anyways, today I am wondering if anyone else here does OrangeTheory? It's basically a HIIT program branded with colour zones and...
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