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Posted By: SforkUte
Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 at 11:59 am

First off I want to thank all of you, U and Y fans alike for the bm's, texts, calls and most importantly the prayers and thoughts offered on our behalf this morning- yes "thanks" to the fake knocker post as well.

To keep it short my wife came to the hospital today to fill a literal hole in her heart. This hole is the culprit of some crazy migraines as well as a few mini strokes or TIA's ( Transient Ischemic Attack) over the years.

We are all born with a hole in our ticker but it naturally closes for 90% of the population between the ages of 3-5. Whether it was because she married me or just a genetic flaw hers never did fill properly.

The procedure was minor (according to the practicing surgeon) but whenever the heart is concerned there is a heightened sense of mortality.

The procedure involves going into her beating heart and filling the hole with a patch....similar to a patch on a bicycle tire tube. After 3 months the heart's own tissue fuses with the patch.

I am now sitting with her in the ICU recovery room...other than her still being drugged out of her gourd she is doing well and the Dr. said things went "great."

They were able to go in and successfully perform the surgery. As an added and pleasant by-product of the surgery they validated a long-held suspicion of mine....she, my wife does have a "Crimson" heart of gold.

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SforkUte icon NEW: Waking....
SforkUte - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 11:59 am [ID# 578994] [reply]
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midnightversion icon NEW: Best news of the week!
midnightversion - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:06 pm [ID# 578996] [reply]
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_Phil_Indablank_ icon NEW: Foramen Ovale? (nm)
_Phil_Indablank_ - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:06 pm [ID# 578997] [reply]
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docUte icon NEW: Ahh, the old patent Foramen Ovale (short)
docUte - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:08 pm [ID# 578999] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Waking....
diehardutefan 4 life - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:09 pm [ID# 579001] [reply]
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displacedute icon NEW: Glad to hear it sporky. (nm)
displacedute - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:11 pm [ID# 579002] [reply]
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o NEW: Fantastic news. Glad to hear everything will be okay and as a fellow long time sufferer of migraines, I hope she finds a cure for that too. (nm)
MesaCougar - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:30 pm [ID# 579004] [reply]
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OppressedUte icon NEW: That same surgery fixed my headaches... Sforky's wife never regret the surgery. (nm)
OppressedUte - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:34 pm [ID# 579036] [reply]
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GVR Ute icon NEW: Godspeed, brother. Godspeed. (nm)
GVR Ute - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:39 pm [ID# 579007] [reply]
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o NEW: SO GOOD TO HEAR!!!!! (nm)
mapdealer - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:41 pm [ID# 579009] [reply]
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White Ox icon NEW: RE: Waking....
White Ox - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:40 pm [ID# 579008] [reply]
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Red Hot Magma icon NEW: RE: On the positive side, that's great news, congrats! (short)
Red Hot Magma - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:42 pm [ID# 579010] [reply]
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SforkUte icon NEW: You can't improve perfection!! (nm)
SforkUte - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:11 pm [ID# 579025] [reply]
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Maji Man icon NEW: Wishing a speedy recovery for the Mrs. Sfork! (nm)
Maji Man - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:49 pm [ID# 579013] [reply]
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o NEW: So glad to hear things went well for MrsSfork.
zia cougar - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:50 pm [ID# 579014] [reply]
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o NEW: Great to hear!!! (nm)
BigD - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 12:54 pm [ID# 579016] [reply]
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o NEW: Best wishes and hopefully a very speedy recovery! (nm)
zzcoug - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:10 pm [ID# 579024] [reply]
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o NEW: Now that we know it was successful, you could have had them do the fake knockers since they were in the area. (nm)
UteBrave - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:17 pm [ID# 579029] [reply]
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o NEW: That's great news SFork! Here's to a rapid and full recovery! (short)
ScoopsMangum - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:19 pm [ID# 579030] [reply]
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OppressedUte icon NEW: I had that surgery!!! (short)
OppressedUte - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:32 pm [ID# 579035] [reply]
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Trouble Ute icon NEW: Glad to hear! Best wishes for a speedy recovery (nm)
Trouble Ute - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:35 pm [ID# 579037] [reply]
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o NEW: That is great news. Best wishes to the Mrs. on a speedy recovery. (nm)
redarmy - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:44 pm [ID# 579045] [reply]
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scratch icon NEW: That's great! However, are you concerned about what she'll do with you once she discovers it wasn't really the hole in her heart that was causing the headaches? (nm)
scratch - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 01:56 pm [ID# 579052] [reply]
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SforkUte icon NEW: Shhhh! (nm)
SforkUte - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 02:23 pm [ID# 579076] [reply]
o NEW: Glad to hear that everything went ok. (nm)
Ute21 - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 02:10 pm [ID# 579064] [reply]
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Solomon Levi icon NEW: Excellent news!! (nm)
Solomon Levi - Top 25 Poster -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 02:13 pm [ID# 579067] [reply]
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utahwingman icon NEW: Congrats, better news is that she can't use "I have a migraine" excuse any more. (nm)
utahwingman - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 02:30 pm [ID# 579083] [reply]
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o NEW: Ya Man! (nm)
sthuman - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 03:37 pm [ID# 579154] [reply]
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o NEW: God speed to your wife, you, and your children. Any surgery is stressful on everyone involved. Here's to a quick, and uneventful recovery. (nm)
hostile - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 03:53 pm [ID# 579166] [reply]
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o NEW: RE: Waking....
ltpwfdcm - -- Wednesday 5 March 2008, at 10:07 pm [ID# 579295] [reply]
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