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Saturday, November 17, 2012

It has now been 34 days since my surgery... not a particularly auspicious day in the count toward when I can get back on the bicycles; lift more than 30 pounds; act like a normal human being... which is 90 days post surgery. However, it is special because I don't feel anymore like I just had surgery. The healing process is progressing nicely. There have been countless uncomfortable moments, lots of painful days where it seems like the nerves in my chest are reconnecting... and they seem to want to let me know they are there.

My front end looks like it has had more than a valve job! It looks like it was in a wreck! I have twin twelve inch scars that overlap in some areas and the "Lazy S" curve in the second one is still a bit of a fiery red in color... they run from my sternum's notch at the top, to the tear drop scar from my feeding tube that I had during the cancer challenge a few years ago. It looks a little like a hang-man's noose. There are a couple of good size scars to either side of the 'tear drop'... from drainage tubes... Lynnda and I joke that they look like the ears on a face with the nose being the tear drop. But the noose kinda ruins the look! 

Of course the long hooked scar on my neck is still visible, but barely. I think the hang-man's noose will disappear to close to the level of my reminder scar on my neck... then of course, there is the large dimple like scar below my 



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Grad. Saint Mary's University, 1975, got into the medical device business initially in sales, then various management positions up to president, all in Medical Devices. I prefer therapy products over diagnostic, but they are all fun, and in a way have defined my life. I have now evolved, with help from my 35 year partner Lynnda with whom I now share every hour. I am into staying healthy, photography, kayaking, bicycling, gardening and two books a week. I wish I had gotten to this stage earlier!