<VV> valve job, very little Corvair
HiHal at adelphia.net
Mon Oct 3 20:34:35 EDT 2005
Marc Sheridan wrote:
> After 56 years of hard work, it is time my heart got a valve job.
> Amazingly, it is only the mitral valve that needs to be fixed after
> all those thousands of beats over the years. I chose Juan Crestanello
> to do the job. He works in a shop called the Ross Heart Hospital in
> Columbus and plans to do the job Wednesday morning. I've already given
> him a half gallon of blood so he can put it in the dry sump, that he
> calls a heart lung machine, to keep me going while he is working on
> the valve.
> My heart is a very important part of the power train on my bicycle.
> Today I took a 55 km bike ride to get baseline data to compare with
> the same ride after the valve job. I have high hopes of a significant
> increase in performance.
> Of course this will initially slow me down for a bit, but I plan to at
> least be back on the computer within a week and use part of my medical
> leave to put my Monza back together. Just don't tell my boss :o).
Marc, you are the healthiest looking heart patient I know of! Best of
luck in Columbus and if the hospital needs a little extra A-Neg blood,
I'm available to donate.
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