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What is it with the heart these days???

Last October my dad's wife passed away on the operating table while undergoing a procedure to insert a stent into a heart valve.

About 3 months later, my dad discovers that he needs to undergo the same procedure.

This was not an easy time for our family.  So much distance had come between us and then - boom! - we were being tested on our measure of compassion.  What were we made of?  Well, with the amazing guidance of my uber-fantastic mom we proceeded to take care of business and dad.  (We still are. Everyday a different step in the journey.)

Now comes the news that my mother-in-law is to undergo a procedure for her heart.  What the heck is going on???

Let this be a lesson on listening to your body and don't let a doctor tell you, "Oh, you're just getting older and this is what it feels like."  Deal with it, basically.  No and no.  My mother-in-law knew that she didn't feel right and finally got a second opinion.  She found that she has an enlarged heart and will need to have surgery.

Can you imagine if she had stuck with the first doctor's prognosis???

We are thinking positive thoughts, saying prayers and staying focused to a healthy life after her procedure.

Listen to your "little voice".  It's hardly ever wrong.


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