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Now this is a GREAT story......(2 posts)

Now this is a GREAT story......NPA
Sep 2, 2003 8:17 AM
This was in the paper today. Awesome story about a lady who has survived a heart transplant for 10 tears and is doing a ride to raise awareness. If i felt like a lazy SOB before......
http://www.mysanantonio.com/
story is on the front page.
re: Now this is a GREAT story......off roadie
Sep 2, 2003 8:52 AM
Yep, nice story.

I know several riders in my club with artificial heart valves. I had surgery similar to valve replacment to replace the aortic root. Not a transplant, but imagine getting an artificial hip- and then imagine its your HEART rather than your leg.

All of us ride as well or better than before. Well, I'll grant I still have some recovery left- my surgery was in April, and I had a rather lazy summer.

Point is, modern cardiac medicine is really quite amazing. Lots of people assume heart surgery means thier quality of life will go down, when in fact it generally goes up.