Before leaving hospital, a volunteer from the Pacific Open Heart Assoc. Came by to drop off my new buddy...this very red heart shaped pillow.
The pillow is used when necessary, like when coughing or sneezing, to help protect the sternum.
So if you ever see anyone clutching one of these, they might need assistance with opening doors, reaching for stuff, maybe just a kind word.
The good news is that this shit used to just up and steal people away, sometimes right from under our noses like my brother in 2008 and now it doesn't have to.
Don Wm Holzworth. RIP. Dec. 2, 1956-Feb 28, 2008