..And I believe today is your birthday! So in addition to echoing all the others thanking you for starting this wonderful forum that has helped us so much over the years, here are best wishes for a happy birthday and many more, Hank.
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 now, I just celebrated my 20th year since then and continue to live life to the fullest.
Thank you both to the moon and back for what you both have done for so, so many folks by creating and maintaining this website. I love y’all from the bottom of my ticking heart! Big hugs!!
Many thanks for this forum, there truly is no equivalent out there. It has made a scary, life-altering experience so much more manageable. There is no substitute for "real world" first person experiences that we all have shared.
Thank you, Hank!!! You were so helpful when I first joined this forum in 2005 and I stayed a member for a while. Now, I am back, perhaps facing more surgery, as my robotically repaired mitral valve is now leaking moderately-to severe after 15 years. I am forever grateful to you and this forum. It has been a calming and life saving place for excellent information. May you enjoy relaxing and I wish you continued success in life!!!