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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

By Meghann Ackerman

I’m a big believer in listening to the experts. Based on what I know I don’t know, I can only imagine that the amount of things I don’t know I don’t know is even longer, and that’s why I rely on experts. When it comes to matters of the heart, though, sometimes I forget my policy on listening to the experts.

Over the summer both my grandmother and father-in-law had stents—unrelated to CHD—put in and were each home by the next day. My grandmother was first and when my dad told me to call her at home, not the hospital, I was floored. A woman in her 80s was home the day after heart surgery? Had the world gone mad?!?!

When I talked with her, she sounded great. Better than she had in months. She was adamant that she was OK and I believed her. I should have trusted the experts all along.

Knowing that this summer is just one of the many times I’ll find myself waiting to hear what the cardiologist says, I need to remember my own advice about listening to the experts. After all, we both want the same thing: A healthy Victor.

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