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    So far, so good – Part Three

    Wonderful to hear you are doing so well. Thanks for the detail of the experience which is of great interest to the likes of me who will face surgery in the future.
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    Staying the Course -- 07/22/2019

    After laying around a bit taking it easy from cataract and other minor surgery and being less diligent with dietary choices I think I may have added a little weight back on. Back onto the exercise bike today and easing back into some light weight training. Looking forward to a few days break...
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    How Do You Stay Heart Healthy?

    How do your incorporate your resistance bands with this:unsure:?
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    Staying the Course -- 07/15/2019We

    Glad to hear it went well. Just had my second cataract surgery yesterday. First eye had better than 20/20 the day after surgery but has regressed a little a week later as the eye continues to heal. Depending on each individual it can take up to 6 weeks for vision to stabilise although my...
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    BAV—Rate of Progression

    Thanks for the info. According to latest research Losartan, despite earlier research suggesting it slows progression of aortic aneurysms, has proven false. That said, since I’ve been on Losartan over three years now my root aneurysm that was growing 1 mm a year has been stable. Whether this...
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    Staying the Course -- 07/09/2019

    Had cataract surgery on my left eye on Tuesday. Good result and so far no complications. Next eye being done this coming Tuesday. Been told to only participate in light duties so no vigorous exercise and resistance training being done this week and next. With each eye having vastly different...
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    Staying the Course -- 07/01/2019

    Sorry to hear that. Although feeling a bit nervous now. I saw the eye specialist on Monday who advised my recent eyesight deterioration is due to cataracts. So left eye getting operated on this Tuesday and the right eye a week later. Being highly myopic and perhaps having a possibility of...
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    Staying the Course -- 06/24/2019

    Great to hear.
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    Inspiris Resilia Aortic Valve failing after 1.5 years?
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    Staying the Course -- 06/17/2019

    Will be a challenge keeping the weight off these next few days given we’re at the coast surrounded by an endless array of cafes and restaurants. A foodies paradise. Long brisk walks on the beach each morning might help a little:
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    Staying the Course -- 06/17/2019

    200 cm (6’ 7.25”). They measure me in metres (2 M) not centimetres:). Surprised how quickly I’m adapting to the exercise. Initially use a PVC pipe / TRX clone to assist with balance the first few times. Talk about sore butt muscles, thought someone had stuck a knife in each side. I used to...
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    Staying the Course -- 06/17/2019

    Glad you like the bands, they’re fantastic. They can challenge even experienced gym junkies. So light and portable too. @Superbob glad to hear you’re coping ok. Beautiful winter weather here which is generally mild compared to many places around the world. Here’s today’s forecast (C not F)...
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    Staying the Course -- 06/10/2019

    Given that stress has caused far more aneurysm problems compared to exertion it would seem to be unwise putting you through this test.
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    Staying the Course -- 06/10/2019

    Speaking of planks this video is interesting. This guy is a very experienced physical therapist and trainer. Very highly regarded by many:
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    No date as yet

    Must be frustrating. I’ve been in the waiting room for around eight years now with the aneurysm. But when it’s time I hope with private health cover surgery date will be more predicable.
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    Staying the Course -- 06/03/2019

    All the best with the test mate.
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    Tissue Valvers. How Old is Yours?

    If nose bleeds are a factor I’m definitely staying away from mechanical valve / warfarin. Have had regular nose bleeds all my life. Being tall others would stir me by putting it down to high altitude:unsure:.
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    Staying the Course -- 05/27/2019

    I don’t need the chocolate mousse for that, my wife reckons I’m like that all the time.
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    Staying the Course -- 05/27/2019

    We grow rock melons as well. As for chocolate pudding fruit (real name is Black Sapote) I’ll think of you next time we make this. The coconut cream can be replaced with low fat coconut flavoured evaporated milk if desired:
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    Staying the Course -- 05/27/2019

    He he, I suspected it would:giggle:.