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    Mitral Valve Replacement in Austin, Texas!!! Your comments/experience please!

    Hi Freebird, the three were Dewan, Kerendi and Felger. i Would feel confident with any one of the three.
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    Mitral Valve Replacement in Austin, Texas!!! Your comments/experience please!

    Looks like I will have Dr Kerendi. I understand Dr Dewan is also a wonderful Cardiothoracic surgeon! I will know more after coming Tuesday appointment at the Heart Valve Clinic. My one and only OHS (AVR mechanical) was 20 years ago in San Antonio, so I suspect many advancements have been made.
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    Mitral Valve Replacement in Austin, Texas!!! Your comments/experience please!

    Yeah Bina...this hit me like a ton of bricks even though I now realize it came on so slowly. I chalked it up to getting older until I had almost no air and then hit the ER. ((Hugs back))
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    Mitral Valve Replacement in Austin, Texas!!! Your comments/experience please!

    Thank you, thank you all from the bottom of my heart! i Now have an appointment at The Heart Valve Clinic @ Heart Hospital of Austin this coming Tuesday, Mar 10, so I intend to have much information then. My local cardio, Dr. Boyd here in New Braunfels has set me up with all of the above. Dr...
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    Mitral Valve Replacement in Austin, Texas!!! Your comments/experience please!

    Hi everyone, especially longtime members! I was a member from the beginning of VR.com right after I had AVR for a congenital bicuspid valve. Now 20 years later my mitral valve has bit the dust and most likely needs replacement. Never in a million years would I have guessed my shortness of...
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    The End of an Era and a New Beginning

    Hank and Michelle, Y’all are simply the best! I will forever remember that day back in late 1999 when you found me just after my surgery when you had the list serve and the few of us communicated by email! Like so many others, I was scared and confused as my surgery was an emergency. Well...
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    Considering the end of VR.org - Looking for your thoughts

    Somehow, divine providence brought me here today after 5 years or more of absence. I've been with Hank since day one when he found me in Dec 1999 on a list serve he started online. We were about 5 members in the beginning and this website has helped scads of folks since then. Well, this October...
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    8 Year Valversary for this Crazy Chicken !

    All the best to my dear friend, Bina. I'll bake you a cake if you come to Texas..:biggrin2:
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    Lucky 13 years...!!

    And now it's FOURTEEN years..!!! Really hard to believe, but time really does fly. I wish the very best for each and everyone of you -- many, many more happy and fun-filled years! Carry on..
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    long term members

    Howdy y'all..... Well now, it's been a while.. I joined when Hank 'found' me online and asked me to join his listserve. That was back in the dinosaur days when our communication was by e-mail and the website didn't exist yet! It was December of 1999...just a couple of months post surgery, so...
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    **WARNING LETTER** from Alere

    Received this letter from ALERE today: Dear "Shezagirlie", We are writing to inform you of an incident that may have involved your personal information that occurred on September 23, 2012. A car belonging to an Alere Home Monitoring employee was burglarized. One of the items stolen from the...
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    malaria pills

    I took Lariam which is Mefloquine as used as a (hopefully) preventative medication for malaria. I didn't get malaria, but it made me sicker than a dog when I returned from Africa. I was loopy and dizzy - didn't last too long though. Next time I went to Africa, I just smoothed Avon's...
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    45 years

    WOW.... That's really something Dick! A big congratulations to you. My mathematical mind just told me that I'd be 95 years old to catch you at your 40 years. Hey, I'll raise my glass to that....and to you!
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    Lucky 13 years...!!

    What's the old saying, "My how time flies when you're having fun.." Hank found me on another website when I had a question right after surgery. He invited me to join his listserve along with a few other folks and we commiserated about our predicaments and compared experiences. I remain friends...
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    Hello all my good friends out there..!!

    Oh yeah! We now have AC on our radar ~ Never been. My bro & wife just got back!
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