Growing Hearts notecards

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Set of 6 small blank note cards with prints of my original watercolor painting entitled Growing Hearts ❤️Story below❤️

Notecards measure 4.25" x 5.5" with image printed on 100# card stock. White envelopes included and protected in a clear plastic sleeve. If you would like the package gift-wrapped, please mention this in your order :)

❤️ The original watercolor painting measures 5" x 7"
I pondered the idea for "Growing Hearts" while recovering from open-heart bypass surgery. I painted it in February (2018) American Heart Month.*

My story: During the first week of December I found it difficult to hike with Roxy & Ringo. I became concerned. We’d been in the habit of walking most days for about an hour, sometimes two. I began to notice deep pain in my chest, sometimes feeling nauseous and needing to find a place to sit down. Our long hikes became short ten minute strolls to the end of the road and back. Then rest.

Such a drastic change scared me into phoning my doctor. Prior cardio stress tests showed nothing, so the more invasive angiogram was performed, revealing a blockage that required bypass surgery. Ultimately it was discovered that the mid-left anterior descending artery of my heart was, over time, being squeezed closed by the muscles around it. It was totally blocked. An oddity.

I have a scar down the middle of my chest, but I am alive and well due to excellent medical and rehab attention.❤️

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