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  •  I had open heart surgery three years ago. (2+ / 0-)
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    Eight hours of surgery, almost three hours on the heart-lung bypass. I think I'm as sweet and nice to be with as ever (but that's my opinion), and I'm happy and happy to be alive. But memory and cognition are not what they were. Linear thought has become more difficult. I'm still able to function at a high level at work (actually, I function a little better now -- I'm a teacher, and I have lost some of the inhibitions I used to experience in the classroom), but organizing my life is tough! I lose things, like my bills. And then drive myself nuts trying to find them. And I repeat myself over and over. I think (maybe I'm deluding myself) that I'm too young to be doing that! I'm on Wellbutrin, so maybe that contributes to my even tempered good mood. I was also diagnosed with milk PTSD about ten years ago which stemmed from a lousy marriage. Out of the marriage now, and much better off!

    "Life and death, dispensed on a dollar basis. How ridiculous and fatally stupid, in what is still the richest country on earth?" Exmearden

    by burana on Sat Nov 17, 2012 at 11:46:42 AM PST

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