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  1. WayneGM

    Wow Deja Vu

    It has been quite a long time since I have been here (last post was in 2014 according to my profile info). I recently started getting these daily posting summaries by email from VR so I thought I would stop by to check things out. Deja vu on the one hand, but lots of changes as well. Nice to...
  2. WayneGM

    Time Sure Flies By - 8 years since my Mitral Valve Repair on Feb 28

    Hi everyone, I haven't visited for awhile but it just donned on me today that it was the 8th anniversary of my successful Mitral Valve Repair on Feb 28th so thought I would post an update. The Cardio says the repair is holding up very well, still tight and dry as it should be. Thanks to...
  3. WayneGM

    7 Years Ago Today and Still Doing Well

    Hi everyone, Thought I'd post that my mitral valve repair is still holding up well after 7 years. I recently had my annual Cardio check-up and echo and everything is still tight and dry. It's been awhile since I've visited here. Glad to see many familiar names still around. Cheers!
  4. WayneGM

    I almost forgot....It's the 6th Anniversary of my Mitral Valve repair

    Hi everyone, It's been awhile since I've been to visit but it is 6:00pm here and I just realized that today was the 6th anniversary of my mitral valve repair. I almost forgot. It just goes to show that life goes on after heart surgery and so many other things take over your focus. Other than...
  5. WayneGM

    The Fifth Anniversary of my Mitral Valve Repair

    I haven’t visited here for awhile, but thought I’d check in today as it is the fifth anniversary of my mitral valve repair. It’s still holding up!!! To be honest it seems like it was so much longer ago than just five years since I had the heart surgery. It is such a distant memory as so much...
  6. WayneGM

    Happy 4th Valversary to me!

    Hi all my VR friends. It’s my 4th Valvesary today so I thought I’d stop in to celebrate another year. Besides, I thought I’d check out our new VR digs. My Mitral Valve repair is still doing fine and my blood pressure is finally starting to go down now that my Cardio has doubled my Atacand...
  7. WayneGM

    Finally had my annual Cardio check-up.

    Hi everyone. It's been awhile. I just thought I'd check in with an update... After a few months delay due to my motorcycle accident, I finally had my annual Cardio check-up and echo. My mitral valve repair is still holding up almost 4 years later. My heart walls have improved and there's...
  8. WayneGM

    I thought this post would be reporting on my annual Cardio visit...

    ...but unfortunately it got cancelled at the last minute. I was in a very bad motorcycle accident on Oct 10th (Thanksgiving weekend in Canada) and my appointment was on Tuesday after the long weekend. A lady ran a red light and broadsided me (she was charged). :mad: I don't remember a thing...
  9. WayneGM

    I don't know if you noticed.....

    ....but I haven't been around much. It's been really busy at work and there's some other issues eating up my time. I can't believe I logged in today to find 12 pages of "new posts" to catch up on :eek: I guess I've been absent longer than I thought. Anyway, just so you don't unleash the...
  10. WayneGM

    It's hard to believe but....

    ....it's the third anniversary of my mitral valve repair and life's good!!!!! :D I'm feeling great, except for some itchiness and occasional tenderness around the incision due to keloids. At my last Cardio check-up, the repair was holding up and the heart walls and chambers had returned to...
  11. WayneGM

    My Mitral Valve Repair is still holding up!

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately. That new job I got as a Financial Planner has been keeping me very busy given the state of the investment markets these days. Lots of folks requesting a redo of the numbers to see if they can still meet their financial goals. It's not pretty. :(...
  12. WayneGM

    I finally landed a new job....

    .....after searching for over 9 months. Interestingly enough it's back with my old employer but in sales at a local office. It pays to keep in contact with people you've worked with before. In this case it was with a Regional President I used to work for. An opening came up in her region and...
  13. WayneGM

    It's My Second Anniversary....

    ....And all is well!!!!! :D Except for some itchiness and occasional tenderness around the incision (unfortunately it went keloid), I'm pretty much as good as new. I still get the occasional back, neck, and shoulder pains in damp weather, but not nearly as bad as a year ago. I don't know...
  14. WayneGM

    It's official...

    ...I am a member of the unemployed population. I was provided with my formal notice of severance today and after 21 years and 5 months with the company, I cleaned out my desk and left the building. Although I knew this was coming it felt so weird. Officially my last day is Oct 31st but they...
  15. WayneGM

    First "annual" check-up with my Card post-op...

    .....and all is well. I had an echo and it looks like my mitral valve repair turned out perfectly. He say's there is "trivial" mitral valve regurg, but it is less than what most people have normally. The heart chamber has returned to normal and the valve diameter is just right....not too...
  16. WayneGM

    Beware of new Credit Card Scam....

    Hi everyone, A friend of mine who works at a financial institution fraud dept just passed this credit card telephone scam story to me which I thought I'd pass along. This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want. Note, the callers do...
  17. WayneGM

    Can't sleep...feeling kind of depressed

    I got some bad news the other day. After over 21 years with the same company, and over 9 years in the same position, it looks like I'll be job hunting at age 53. I saw the signs this was coming so it wasn't a total surprise. Still, I'm in a bit of a daze. While I was off last year having...
  18. WayneGM

    Where's Pathfinder?

    It'll be two weeks tomorrow that Pathfinder climbed the mountain. Anyone hear from him? He should have decended by now. I hope everything went well.
  19. WayneGM

    Pulmonary Hypertenion

    A friend of ours 15 year old son feinted at school one day so he went for tests. He has been diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension. They say there is no cure and he may only have 5 years or so to live. Anyone heard of this, and any insights to share. Needless to say the family is beside...
  20. WayneGM

    Another proof point that life is so fragile...

    I just learned that our local HOG (Harley Owners Group) Chapter Director passed away this week from cancer, only 50 years young. He leaves behind his wife and two children. I didn't know him well, just from attending the occasional group ride, as I'm not very active in our local HOG Chapter...
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