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Stories from the Ablation. Part II: Recovery Room

When I woke up in the recovery room, I thought, “I’m not dead yet!” (Those of you who remember National Lampoon magazines circa 1973 with little pics of Mamie Eisenhower that popped up unexpectedly might get this obscure reference.) Because of my titanium aortic valve, which is so loud and bothersome it allows me to […]

Too Mean to Die

The ablation of my atrium (heart) was Friday. One thing that happens before an ablation is the patient meets the entire team that will have access to the procedure. Friday this involved four or five doctors and probably a dozen nurses. It may have been more nurses. I lost track early on. It’s really hard […]