That is horrible. I dont know what kind of work you do, but there are a lot of good things happening in Greenville and Charleston SC. My son in law just got a job in Millageville Ga at Triumph Aero Space. I know that they are hiring if that helps. Good luck hope you find something you like. There loss your gain.
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Well that sucks. And it underscores your freedom to find a better place to work and I'm sure you will. Know you will do great - look what size crisis you've just proved you can deal with. Peace, bro -- DVB
I remember a few years back when you were interviewing me for a job you asked me "what was the toughest challenge you faced and overcame". I gave you my answer, which was similar to what you are facing now. Roger, I know you and your strength, you will overcome this and continue to be successful. Let me know if I can in anyway be of assistance. You are still a top guy in my book! Take care and stay in touch.
Well, now we will be praying for the RIGHT job to show itself & be much better than the last & Maybe closer to family???
There is no testimony without a test....
You are loved & we are here to help & support ALL your life choices..
Love ya, Dad & Brenda
can a company legally do that, Roger? Are you hourly, salary or union? How long were you out? Glad to hear that your valve is working great. I just saw a quote this morning 'from difficulty there is opportunity'. Hang in there. Karen
Hi, Roger -- I had MV/Tricuspid repair on May 11th and am also having some nerve issues. The thumb on my right hand is numb, and most of my right breast is, too. Nobody seems terribly concerned, and I think all sorts of nerves get pressed when they splay us out in the OR. I expect this, too, shall pass.
Glad to hear you're doing well.
I think it's common to have nerve issues after surgery. Although tingling in your hand/arm could be a sign of heart issues. Have you mentioned it to your doctor?
One thing I've learned from hearing everyone's story is "don't be afraid to call the doctor if you're not sure". Better safe than sorry.
You will do great tomorrow! Try not be nervous and just enjoy the day. Like Holly wrote, it's really not a big deal when you get to the hospital and then you wake up FIXED! I will be praying for you and look forward to reading updates.
Hi, Roger --
You're going to do great! Best wishes for an easy surgery and a bump-free recovery. I'll be busy thinking of you and Cindy who are both on deck for tomorrow.
See you on the other side!
Have a relaxing day today Roger! Tomorrow will be a blur for you, and everyone is praying for you! They gave me a pill for relaxation about as soon as they took me back to get ready, and then started an IV and asked several questions, after that I had about 45 minutes with my family before they took me back to the pre-op area. At that point I was very calm and had complete trust that everything would be fine. I do remember being wheeled into the OR and counting the number of people in there, and that's about all I remember. I don't remember having the breathing tube removed, I just remember the nurse in the ICU telling me my husband was beside me and I was doing fine! Glad you have time with your family, they are precious and it means so much to have them by your side at a time like this!
Well, darn it. Go ahead and tell them how much you love them all. And no need to wait for a "special occasion" in the future, keep it coming. From what I can tell, you are well loved in turn. You'll be so happy when you wake up to voices saying "You're OK, everything's fine". -- DVB
I know exactly where you are coming from Robert, this is truly an emotional roller coaster that I think only those of us on here can understand. Monday was a rough day for me as I said good bye to everyone at work, they were emotional it was just something hard to explain. I look forward to Monday and I dread it all the same but I trust in our God, I know we both have a lot of people praying for us and we ARE going to get through this!!!!
What time do you go in Monday?? My surgery is scheduled for 7:30. I have my pre-op on Friday but I know you have that out of the way already.
So has we head into the weekend I pray that we enjoy are family, our kids, our spouse....
Roger - Tom Petty wrote a song that states "the waiting is the hardest part". I know you want to get the surgery over with and be on your way to recovery. It is my wish too hear that too. Know that I will be thinking of you and your family during your hospital stay. You are going to do great! Trudy and I are saying prayers for you for a speedy recovery. Take care and we will be waiting to hear the success news. Love you bro.
Hi Roger, looks like we are inching ever closer to May 7th, for me the time seems to be going very quickly I am still working until this Monday which will be my last day. I haven't done any of my pre-op yet I guess that will be next week. Like you I'm trying to stay positive and while the time is not so great for my sons in college they will both be here on surgery day as well and you are right it means the world.....
So best of luck to us both Roger, can't wait for us to be part of the cheering team and feeling better.
Rog the who wrote this was from me. I wanted to be your Secret Admirer but I guess that stress wouldn't be good for you. ;) actually I didn't know it wouldn't leave my name. Hope today went well.
God has a plan for you thru this, He is the ultimate healer and will guide the surgeons thru. You will be fine. Prayers and love surround you! Your Surgery and my Birthday are the same day! What a celebration knowing you will be renewed! Love you Auntie Bobbie & Family
Hi Roger and welcome to HVJ. First of all I have to say thumbs up to your boss. Its nice to hear there are employers out there that really do care about their employees. But that being said what you need to do while waiting is do a hobby take some nice one day trips and enjoy the lovely weather and just think nice thoughts. I to have the same things going on in my body hearing the beats and feeling different things.
This site you will find to be amazing and it will help you pass the time. People on here are so great. Good luck to you.
For the long haul
The book is great...I read it three times! One of the other HVJ guys on here recommended a guided imagery and affirmations recording that I think was really beneficial. Even if you aren't usually into those things, I figure every bit of help on our side is worth it going into surgery. It is http://www.healthjourneys.com/kaiser/download/download_successfulSurgery.asp.
Hi Roger! We send you our love and well wishes. This journal is a great idea. What a nice way to share your thoughts and be able to explain to your friends and loved ones what exactly is going to happen.
We'll look forward to seeing you in August old friend. Take care.
Thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Your a strong wonderful person and cousin and will come out of this just fine. I will be following your journal and also Uncle Dewey said to say hello. Take care.
Hi Roger, I'm sure you've been reading lots of other posts that the waiting is the hardest part. I was so busy at work that I didn't spend much time thinking about the surgery. I always recommend people load up the MP3 players or iPhone/iPod with their favorite music. I brought my Kindle but wasn't really able to focus on reading. Instead, the music was nice and absolutely necessary one night when I had a really noisy neighbor. Take it easy. Lily Cardlin
Hi Roger, it would appear you and I will be surgery buddies on May 7th as that is my day too. 22 days holy smokes until you wrote that I did not realize it was that soon!! Now that I'm over that initial shock welcome to HVJ :)). Glad you are on your way to getting your heart fixed.
We are going to do fantastic, are you having it done in North Carolina or flying somewhere else? I'll be staying in San Antonio.