Lynn Quast posted a note for Peter that says:
Hi Peter, I'm facing my second replacement on the 9th and I totally understand how you feel. Try to remember this is now a very usual operation and your chances are in your favor of a long life after with no complications !! We are so lucky to be living in this time of these amazing medical possibilities !! But being afraid is just human . I think it's very important to tell people what you want and need because most people really can't understand what we experience and are just doing what they feel is right and supportive. I really did not feel like much company before or after my first operation ( and I feel the same this time) Luckily all my support people let me lead the way . I felt I just wanted peace and quiet. So be true to what YOU need ! Statistics are in our favor and you're going to be great!! Sending you peaceful thoughts!! Lynn
John O'Neill posted a note for Peter that says:
Lots of prayers and thoughts to you. I will celebrate my five year anniversary of the same surgery on April 27. After I got my financial and spiritual house in order we called a family meeting with our three children and their spouses. It gave us the opportunity to speak openly about ours and their hopes and wishes for the future regardless of the outcomes. After this I was totally at ease and ready for surgery. The recovery was long and slow. The first time I walked the quarter mile driveway it took a three hour nap. I started cardiac rehab as soon as possible. Don't know how anyone would know how hard to push it without their help and monitoring. I ran my first five mile race three months after surgery, first ever marathon, fourteen months after surgery. I now run about a dozen short races and sprint triathlons a year. At sixty three years young I hope to do my first half ironman this summer. I am also a full time farmer with five grandchildren with the sixth on the way.
It won't be long and you will also look back and say,"that was a heck of a speed bump in life".
Lots of prayers and good thoughts to you.
Meredith Bray posted a note for Peter that says:
I spent the day before my surgery with my husband and parents. It was a nice quiet day. We talked about what recovery was going to be like, and we ate ice cream. I was supposed to go to work, but couldn't stand the thought of co-workers looking at me and feeling sorry for me. Yes, we had our emotional moments, and you should expect those. I also found that the busier I was doing stuff or planning for post-op, the less likely I was to dwell on the "what-ifs." Maybe that's how your wife feels? It'll be over soon!
DVB posted a note for Peter that says:
Hi Peter. You will remember April 10 as the day your life was saved and you received the gift of many more years with your dear family. Be at peace knowing that the path you are on is the best one of all. Holding you in my thoughts...
Susan Smith posted a note for Peter that says:
Hi Peter, don't live in Texas so can't help you with that but want to welcome you to the community. Do read the journals and you will find all kinds of good information. Do keep us posted as you go forward . You will be in my prayers.