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    Help researching Cleveland Clinic

    I just saw your post.7 years ago when I was planning to come to CC for my AVR and triple bypass the 2 doctors that I was considering were Dr Cosgrove and Dr Lytel. I had contacted Dr Lytel and was aranging the trip from NC to Cleveland when 9/11 happened and my plans had to change. Everything...
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    7th anniversary

    Thank You Thank You Thank You Bina,Marie,Knightfan,Phyllis,Jim,Wayne,Mary Debby and anyone else who is sending me good wishes on both anniverserys. I don't know which is more difficult.. the 7th or the 57th:) Ok just joking.. but reaching 57 years..it Ain't easy..LOL..Phyllis your Husband was...
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    More on Imported Prescriptions...

    My Husband and I live on SS and Allan is on many, many medications..we hit the doughnut hole on Medicare part D and the 100% out of pocket costs for medications gave us no choice but to order some of our medications from India..so far the only one has been Plavix which is available in a generic...
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    7th anniversary

    Well it has been 7 years since my triple by pass/AVR surgery..in some ways it seems like it was only yesterday and some days it seems like it was very long ago.I don't post to often,, but I am a regular lurker and jump in once and a while if I can be of any help to someone. I had my surgery...
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    Happy Birthday Maxximom

    thank you thank you Oh My Goodness.. I haven't checked here in a while and just saw Birthday wishes posted from Feb 10th. Thank you all for your wishes. I am torn between being Grateful that I have reached the age of 77 and hating every minute of it.. Younger is better:) Oh well I guess...
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    Reoperation need referral

    Dr Glower Dr Glower Hi Queenie I have not posted for a very long time.. but I do lurk from time to time and jump in if I feel I can help. I lived in Raleigh and had my AVR and triple bypass done in 2001 by Dr Glower at Duke. There have been a few of us who have had him do surgey. I can highly...
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    My doctor seems unconcerned about echocardiogram report

    Hi Sheryl..I don't get here to often these days but I just happened to be on today and saw your post. I live in Raleigh/Wake Forest and had my AVR and Triple bypass done at Duke 3 years ago by Dr Donald Glower. He is an excellent surgeon and the Heart Group is also very good..My Cardio there is...
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    Phen-fen user just "burned" needs advise

    I don't know if you have seen the settlement website.maybe it can answer some of your questions.Of course it probably won't help..but you DO need an attorney who is involved in the class action and all the paperwork and Echo's have to have been in by certain deadlines. It will be a long time...
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    Ok I think I want to replace with Porcine

    I had my AVR and a triple bypass done almost 3 years ago at Duke Medical Center. I have a St. Judes Toronto Stentless Porcine Valve. My surgery was done at age 70..I figure if the valve last 20 years I will be a very happy camper :) If I had been much younger..perhaps I would have picked a...
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    Phen-fen user just "burned" needs advise

    I feel very sorry for what has happened with you and the Phen Phen lawsuit. I have been involved for sometime with a lawsuit. I was not able to "opt out" because of my age (70 at the time of surgery) the terms of the Wyeth suits are very involved..The class action counts the day of surgery..not...
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    Nancy?

    Nancy..so glad that you are back home. I wish you a speedy recovery..Prayers going out for a good path report
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    Surgery scheduled

    Nancy I was saddened to read your post. I don't post to often, but I do read as frequently as I can. I cannot forget your support and kindness when I first posted almost 3 years ago. You have been the backbone of this forum. You and Joe have been through so much together and you have taught us...
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    Phen Fen Usage?

    Hi There Yup! I am one of those "lucky" people who took Phen Phen :( I took it for 18 months. I had lost about 30 pounds on it. I took Redux as well..but stopped it after a few months, since I didn't see any major weight loss. I too have struggled with my weight for many years. I had been on...
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    BUN(s) up. No you perverts, not those BUNS!

    Hey Ross.. I don't post very often..but I do try and lurk as much as possible..and I know you..even if you don't know me :) Sure go and wallow a bit..why not..wallowing is a good thing for a short time..you deserve a good wallow once and a while. My husband was in the hospital about a year and a...
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    Robotic Surgery:The da Vinci mode

    Hi Al I don't know if you remember or not..but Alicia had her Mitral Valve repair done by the Di Vinci Robot over a year and a half ago.It was being done up in Greenville North Carolina and her surgeon was one of the first to use it. I am sure if she sees this..she will chime in here and post.I...
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