“Originally I hoped to spend my time in a semi-private room but when one wasn’t available, I stayed with three other heart patients. It turned out to be a genuine blessing. We shared experiences, supported each other, and became friends.

I have been a marathon runner all of my life. What I thought was acid reflux led to an echo stress test. I had 6 blockages… one at 30%, one at 60%, two at 90%, one at 99% and one at 100%. Open heart surgery was required to access the blockages.

Discharged five days later, I walked the track as soon as possible, recording a true personal best… 3 miles one week post op.