In March 2006 this surgeon carried out a quadruple heart bypass on me. Now in 2017, I am still alive, enjoying a fine quality of life, and ever so grateful to him and his team. I was able to go back to full-time teaching in a secondary school until 2013, when I took semi-retirement. Yes, I had some difficulties as he said it is not a cure. But nonetheless I feel indebted to the NHS and the skill of this man. I have never ever spent a night in hospital since my discharge in 2006.