Susan Smith, a friend posted a note for Arlene that says:
Sorry I am so long in getting back to you. Yes I have Adam's book , but it is about the events of the surgery before and after. Adam went through a depression period after the surgery and found relief in cardiac rehab. Other than that I wish I had more to offer. I am in the pre-surgical area and so can not tell you any of my own experience. I will pray for your mother and for you that you find help and peace.
Linda Johnson posted a note for Arlene that says:
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I too had the same surgery about a year and a half ago. I read journals from others relating their renewed vigor and energy and feel a bit envious, as I have none of that. I continue to struggle with pleural effusion and lack of energy. I tell myself it's all in the process, but it's frustrating. Ill reiterate what Susan said: What does her doctor say?