The journey of 1000 miles starts from beneath your feet.
Lao Tzu, the Tao Te Ching
Hi Dear Patients!
I will be seven weeks post-op this coming Wednesday. On September 19 I underwent open heart surgery to repair a mitral valve prolapse. It was a successful surgery, but the recovery is simply long and hard. I see the surgeon this week and hope to be cleared to drive and to use my upper body in a meaningful way. My practice is missed and I will post soon as to when I am able to get back to practicing.
This surgery was due to a childhood murmur that was never much of anything. But it became a big something over the years and I did not know it until last May, when it was discovered during a trip to Urgent Care for an unrelated issue. Talk about being grateful! I could have slipped into heart failure sooner rather than later. Fatigue was the only symptom.
I am now a fan of regular check-ups with your western doctor. Look forward to seeing you all soon!
Karen believes affordable health care is a right and community acupuncture is a perfect way to bring Chinese Medicine to the people.
Karen Lee DeBraal
500 Main Street, Suite C1
Springfield Oregon 97477