• I have had 2 open-heart surgeries, 1 in 1999 when I was 49, the other in 2012 when I was 72, the second one at 72 I had a leaky Aortic Heart valve so that had to be replaced. It was a very long, life-threatening surgery. I was in the hospital the second time for 40 days and then had to return a weak later for 7 days. They could not get the heart…[Read more]

  • ronald cole posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    OH, Brittany, I feel so terrible, I wish I could just make you all better you sweet thing. I am not going to write the usual get well crap, because I m in this with you and you’re situating actually brings tears to y eyes. You so deserve to catch a break in this life, some real TLC, and a nice vacation out in the wide-open spaces, away from…

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  • ronald cole posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    @brittany-foster HELLO MY LITTLE WARRIOR, THERE IS NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DO NOT THINK OF YOUR BRAVERY, MANY PEOPLE WRITE THAT AND ITS JUST THE THING TO SAY, BUT I TELL YOUR STORY ALL THE TIME, AS WHEN YOU WERE IN THE HOSPITAL, I LIVED IT WITH YOU AS THE LAST TIME I HAD OPEN HEART, THE SECOND ONE, AND A NEW AORTIC VALVE, I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL…[Read more]

    • Hi Ron,
      It is always so great hearing from you and listening to all that you have been through and overcome ! It gives people like me a lot of strength to hear the bravery of others and all that we are able to get through in a day. Thank you for always thinking of me and the words of encouragement while I was in the hospital. The surgery…

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      • OH, Brittany, I feel so terrible, I wish I could just make you all better you sweet thing. I am not going to write the usual get well crap, because I m in this with you and you’re situating actually brings tears to y eyes. You so deserve to catch a break in this life, some real TLC, and a nice vacation out in the wide-open spaces, away from…

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  • ronald cole posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    @jenc hELLO Jen, I READ WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THE LIFE EXPECTANCY ABOUT WHAT YOUR dOCTORS SAY THEN YOU LOOK IT UP YOURSELF.
    YES MY DEAR JEN, THE LAST TIME I HAD MY 3 MONTH CHECK UP, THE DR. SAID “RON, YOU LOOK BETTER THAN WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU A YEAR AGO. HE LISTENED TO MY HEART, THEN SAID “IT ALL SOUNDS GOOD” WELL JEN, I WEN INTO THE APPOINTMENT,…[Read more]

    • Me. Ron, I appreciate your comments and humor. Thank you and blessings to you as well. I hope that you are staying cool and hydrated.
    • I certainly understand the good PH day and the other days ( bad) Ph day. We all plow through all days, but it feels so go on good days to be able to think straight and get some things done. I think, for me, a good ph day is after I have gone into rem sleep, and had a great previous night. When I have tried the PH, along with sleep deprivation,…[Read more]

    • ronald cole posted an update 2 months ago

      @brittany-foster Hello My sweetheart, I am soooo happy your home and doing well. I had two open-heart surgeries as you know and a new Aortic Valve. Trust me, the recovery at the beginning is incredible, so I cannot imagine your pain. I am going to say, I missed you here my dear, and so happy your back. I had my 3-month Checkup today and the Doctor…[Read more]

      • Thank you so much for the words of encouragement, Ron! I know what you mean by the recovery being really hard at the beginning. I recently have had my share of some setbacks but it looks like I will be followed closely by a good team that is all part of one of my surgeon’s group of doctors. It is great when they are all able to coordinate. I have…

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    • Dear Brittany, I appreciate your short but recent Post. I was going to write daily but knew you were not going to be able to read all of them. We all missed you and your literary Genius in welcoming the newcomers and calming us down when our minds been playing tricks on us. Did you notice that you are an Honorary Member of THE UNITED STATES…[Read more]

    • I am continuing on a daily basis to pray for my dear friend, Brittany.

      Ronald Cole

    • I want Brittany to know that I continue to Pray for her until she is home and on her way to being the woman she always was destined to be. She is an inspiration to all of us, what she did is life-altering, but it takes Courage for her to march in there with the determination she possesses. God Bless and Keep this little Warrior.

      She is now an…[Read more]

    • ronald cole posted a new activity comment 2 months, 4 weeks ago

      Hello Jen, So many lovely women here, I am happy we are now friends my dear, thanks for helping out to keep us informed. My best Always to you and I am here for you also. Ron
        • Hello Jen, So many lovely women here, I am happy we are now friends my dear, thanks for helping out to keep us informed. My best Always to you and I am here for you also. Ron
        • Brittany worked hard to keep us all in touch and informed. she was a friend to everybody, now is our time to show support and Appreciation for this little girl who is going through the greatest Challange in her life. No matter your Religious beliefs, or who is your God or higher power, a spiritual offer would only help her, not hurt her, lets all…[Read more]

        • ronald cole posted an update 3 months ago

          Rayetta, I hope your feeling well my dear, keep up the good work and pray, it really helps
          Your friend, Ron Cole
          • ronald cole and Profile picture of RayettaRayetta are now friends 3 months ago

          • Please keep us posted each day, our Brittany is not going to be out of the woods until she tells us.

            What she is going through is about as bad as it gets.

            God Bless this little girl.

            Ron Cole
            Semper Fi Brittany

          • ronald cole posted an update 3 months ago

            Jen, I appreciate you looking into it for me. Thanks, Jen, Ron Cole
            • Ron Cole another PH Patient, a 78 yr old U.S. Marine. I have had two very large Open Heart Surgeries, along with a new Aortic Heart Valve. They discovered my PH about a year ago and going through the same symptoms we all have, it’s hard. When I first joined this site Brittany was the Moderator and was the first person who welcomed me. She has been…[Read more]

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