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    Ten Years Ago Today Emergency OHS

    I’m not sure why my tenth Valversary post came up as “Guest”, but that was me, PairoDocs. I am feeling better this year. While life’s problems still persist, I am not in the depths of despair as last year. I know this is late, but thank each and everyone of you who took the time to respond to...
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    11 Years and 11 Days After OHS

    The 11th valversary came and went before I knew it, but I finally remembered 11 days later. I haven’t checked in lately, and thought about everyone here who had been kind and supportive during the recovery time since my out-of-the-blue emergency mitral valve repair on 12/12/2007. I’m shocked...
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    Ninth Valversary

    Nine Years Ago today, 12/12/07 I had 63 minutes of "heart-stopping drama" as my flail mitral valve had its emergency repair while I was in severe heart-failure and nearly fatal severe pulmonary edema. By the grace of God I survived. While it took many years to get over the depression, it's...
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    Eighth Valversary 12/12/07-12/12/15 and Hope For Many More

    Hello, Sorry for being so scarce lately. It has been a rough 1 1/2 years since Laura left, so I haven't felt much up to doing a lot of things. I'm slightly better now, so I'm thankful for small favors. I'm grateful to be alive even if it sounds like I'm not. Eight years seem like a long...
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    My Mother at 82 Just Had Her Aortic Valve Replaced.

    Since it's my eighth valversary, I decided to stop by. My mother is still with us. She's going through some post OHS depression, so she doesn't want to see me and the kids this year for Christmas. She had suffered from some atrial fibrillation for a few months and despite getting a tissue...
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    After 18 years of marriage and six post-OHS my wife, Laura, decided to divorce me

    Thank you all for your kind words of support. I haven't been here in a long time due to my traumatic response to the divorce. Only now am I starting to feel like I'm moving on a bit. The kids have suffered a lot. Both, despite high intelligence have failing grades in school, and I don't know...
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    My Mother at 82 Just Had Her Aortic Valve Replaced.

    Sorry Hensylee about your wrist. Sounds like somebody needs to read the Hippocratic Oath again and DO NO HARM (read: fix your wrist regardless of age)!! Of course there could be heart-related issues that the doc's worried about, and age was merely a convenient extra excuse. As for my mother...
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    My Seventh Valversary Is Coming up 12/12, and My Mother's Will Be 12/8 From Now On

    Hello Everyone, I'm still kicking after 7 years, though Laura and I got divorced this past August. We still get along, and even had dinner together tonight as a family after our son KC sang at a choir concert, and had a solo there. Today I came online to report that my mother, age 82...
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    My Mother at 82 Just Had Her Aortic Valve Replaced.

    Hello all, I'm writing in the Significant Others category because I really have a SO with OHS. My mother, Jeannette, started having difficulty with aerobic activity about six months ago, and decided to have things looked at. It turns out that after over 70 years since she had rheumatic...
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    After 18 years of marriage and six post-OHS my wife, Laura, decided to divorce me

    I meant I had my mitral valve repair in 12/12/07, so it was six years, approaching seven, since my surgery. I meant to say "six years" not just "six" in my post title.
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    After 18 years of marriage and six post-OHS my wife, Laura, decided to divorce me

    Sorry for the rambling. My original idea behind this post was to inform my OHS buddies that Laura would not likely ever post here again due to the divorce. So take it from me, significant others ARE affected by our OHS and recoveries from same. We can't take our partners for granted; they're...
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    After 18 years of marriage and six post-OHS my wife, Laura, decided to divorce me

    I guess that there's no delicate way of saying this, but in August of this year, Laura decided that my stunted recovery from my emergency mitral valve repair, manifested by my not getting back into living again, was just too much for her. There was no abuse, physical, verbal, or emotional...
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    Six-Year Anniversary Emergency Mitral Valve Repair--Good to be Here Again!

    Hello again, I know I haven't been here much. Life is busy. Still trying to manage home stuff. Thanks for being there for each other and for Laura and me over the past six years. I guess I joined this forum six years ago this month. So it's my "forumversary" or the like. :D I hope to...
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    Six-Year Anniversary Emergency Mitral Valve Repair--Good to be Here Again!

    Folks, I realize my wife and I haven't come as often as we used to, so I apologize for that. Six years ago today Dr. Huerd saved my life by repairing my flail mitral valve. Speaking of valves, I still don't know of my friend Mike and his wife Susan ever made it to this site or not--so I...
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    I'm Back Because A Good Childhood Friend of Mine Just Had Emergency OHS 10/11/13...

    Hello Everyone, Sorry for my long absence. I'm back because I just found last night several days after it happened that one of my best friends from back in junior high. Mike, had emergency OHS following what at had first seemed to be a mild heart attack, and I've told both him and his wife...
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    Gratefully Celebrating my 51st Birthday Today...

    Sorry I haven't been on much. Life has been busy lately, but I couldn't forget my VR family... It seems almost surreal that a bit over five years ago I nearly died at age 45, leaving a widow and (then) two small children without a father. While the trials and tribulations of life continue...
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    Five Year Anniversary of My Emergency Mitral Valve Repair 12/12/07--12/12/12

    I'm not sure why, but the trauma of five years ago must have come back a couple of times in my sleep or while I was reading. My scar, while it has for the most part flattened out nicely (a little bulgy here and there), is occasionally itchy. On my valversary, I found that I had scratched my...
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    Five Year Anniversary of My Emergency Mitral Valve Repair 12/12/07--12/12/12

    Since the great swimming chimp (most chimpanzees can't be taught to swim) himself has invited me, who am I to refuse? I'm not sure when I'll start, but I realize that if I am accountable for my weight loss (or gain) then I'll have much greater likelihood for success. Thanks Cooker for the...
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    Five Year Anniversary of My Emergency Mitral Valve Repair 12/12/07--12/12/12

    Thanks Duffy, I'll try to get motivated to join in on the Throwdowns. Thanksgiving is behind us, so now it's just trying to get Christmas and its associated treats out of the way and not overindulging in them. Of course the proverbial New Year's Resolutions time is at hand, so a goal of...
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    Five Year Anniversary of My Emergency Mitral Valve Repair 12/12/07--12/12/12

    Hello everyone. I know I've been scarce here lately, but I do think fondly of the support I have had over the years, especially during the protracted post OHS depression. It still affects me, but gradually I'm coming out of it. My heart, so far as I can tell, is doing great. While I've...


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