Item description for Memoirs from my Mended Heart by Robert John Roberts...
There is life after heart surgery! Your life never be the same as it was before, but you can adjust to a "new normal" with time. I suffered an aortic dissection and miraculously lived to declare the goodness of God. This book is an account of trials and tribulations during my surgery and recovery. It was written to help anyone who is struggling in life, especially heart patients. I do not have a Ph. D., nor am I a medical doctor. However, I did live through a near fatal heart condition and during the months afterwards gained much insight along the road to recovery. Robert John Roberts was born, bred, and fed in Colquitt, Georgia. He resides there with his wife Miranda and his son John Anthony "Hines" Roberts. He achieved the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, and earned triple palms, in the Boy Scouts of America. John graduated from Southwest Georgia Academy. He earned his Associate of the Arts in English from Bainbridge College. He went on to obtain his Bachelor of Science degree in English with minors in Sociology and Humanities from Troy State University Dothan. John is an avid outdoorsman. One of his favorite outdoor activities is hunting artifacts, where he meditates and escapes the cares of the world in the silence of an open field. He also enjoys flying with his father, who is a private pilot, in his spare time. John is a member of Iron City Baptist Church, where he is a deacon.
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Studio: Xulon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 5" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Feb 28, 2008
Publisher Xulon Press
ISBN 1604775645 ISBN13 9781604775648
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How does an individual survive emergency open-heart surgery to repair an aortic dissection and accompanying bouts with depression and urges of suicide? How does the same individual survive a direct hit from a category F4 tornado? And how then does this person use these miracles to explain his Christian faith? Roberts answers these crucial questions and more in his memoir.
Roberts experienced pain and tightness in his chest while attending church. He would deny the seriousness of the ongoing pain until four days later when a cardiologist diagnosed his condition as a bleeding along the inner wall of his aorta, the major artery of his heart. This is the same condition that killed actor John Ritter.
While still recovering from extensive surgery in Tallahassee, Florida, he survived a touch down on his street of a tornado. During the next months, in the depths of his depression, he contemplated suicide. This is an emotional and psychological response common among some survivors of heart surgery.
As therapy during recuperation Roberts uses this memoir to explain his Christian convictions and to urge reader to find hope, comfort, and salvation in the numerous biblical passages that he explains.