Those of you who have been worried about my health will be pleased to hear that during January and February I have had a series of tests and check ups, it being a year since my emergency, and it is all good news. I am now off medication completely. My deep vein thromboses have cleared and my lungs are now OK, though there is minor permanent circulatory damage so I still have to avoid sitting for long periods in one position or in postures that restrict the blood flow. On the annual monitoring measurement my aneurysm is actually smaller than it was a year ago. So, all in all, heart, lungs and legs are all in much better shape as a result of my year's retreat.

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Congratulations!! Namo Amida Bu( :

This is great news! I hope your healing continues. Namo Amida Bu.

That's great news and may improvements continue._/\_

Realistically, I am probably not going to get any better than this. However, if it stays at this level I shall be very happy :-)

Great!!! They are marvellous news. I feel very happy for you David:)

Namo Amida Bu

Namo Amida Bu, great news. Love from Malvern.
Namo Amida Bu.

Namo Amida Bu. Happy ! This all seems very good news. Love _/\_

Delighted to read this.

Wishing you many more vigorous years.

Namo Amida Bu

Good news indeed!

That's a great relief!

Namo Amida Bu

Soo good to hear that!!!!!!

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