LVAD... Left Ventricular Assist Device

THIS BLOG POWERED BY THE THORATEC HEARTMATE II LVAD:















PARTIAL HEART PUMP = LEFT VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE = LVAD = THE HEARTMATE II



THE LVAD ALLOWED ME to go HOME and conquer my normal and newest tasks once again.



Thank you Columbia-Presbyterian... Dr Naka and his Surgery Team, LVAD Nation, Dr Bijou & Dr Bonoan, Dr Mascitelli and Dr Shulman-Marcus!!!



AND TO THE SCORES OF PHYSICIANS, NURSES, PROFESSIONALS AND PEOPLE THAT PUSHED ME ALONG THE WAY... FORWARD.



Thank You God For I Am Blessed!



If I Was An LVAD-NASCAR Race CAR

If I Was An LVAD-NASCAR Race CAR
I would look like this :-)

FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY LVAD DAILY NEWS AND INFO FEED

23 April 2010

The Same Veracity, However This Time It Is Titanium!

Let us nuke (microwave) some “No salt” popcorn for 2 minutes… because today is an anniversary of sorts. 5 months this very day since my LVAD surgery. I am feeling monumental …heheheheh. Five months of fighting the good fight for all the expressions & prayers and the medical advances I received or receiving.


Again, I can remember, just a few years ago… in an LVAD-LESS world, I would not be around adding posts to this blog, see my kids and throw my grandchildren playfully onto my shoulders. Grandson One on my right shoulder and Grandson Two on my left shoulder… I begin to charge like a bull, the three of us laugh.

The truth of the matter is, the veracity I have from the Heartmate 2 LVAD has equaled the veracity of life prior to my massive heart attack. I am thankful. In hindsight, getting through these last six months, I applaud myself :-) for the relentless self- discipline used to regain the enjoyment of life’s finer attributes. I respect my vessel… my mind and body.

After all, a leading team of dedicated Medical Professionals, sincerely watch over my health, and for that I know I am blessed with the heavens on my side. Dynamic people doing amazing work at Columbia-New York Presbyterian hospital. As I watch, I have become a patient and a recipient …an amazed spectator.

As the quote goes at the end of the 1st IRON MAN movie…

“I am Iron Man”



Iron Man and Iron Man2 MARVEL.COM The Movie © 2009 © 2010

And the good saga continues…