We are so glad to hear you are doing so well. Larry and I are keeping the prayers for you and Jackie as always. I got to read all the messages you received and was glad to hear that you have so many friends and people who kept you in their prayers. You are very special to us !! Love and Prayers Your sister Nancy
It is good to hear from you and sounds like you are doing pretty well. Wow, 36 cardiac rehab sessions - that is great - keep up the good work. I have 4 weeks to go in my cardiac rehab and am doing well with it. I have met a lot of really nice people there. Take care check in with us every now and then. Denise K.
Hi William - so happy to hear you are back home. I am trying to catch up on all the journal posts as I too am home recoveing. Each day gets better, but I did not have any of the complications you have experienced - so glad all is going better for you now. Take care of yourself - you are still in my prayers. Denise K MV Repair 5/29/12
You are one tough cookie! Your strength is amazing and it will serve you well in recovery. Take care of "you" now; rest, relax, eat a bit and rest again... Let your body heal. Best wishes always, Kate R
Hi William, Welcome back home again. Hope this one is a good one and you continue to get better. That was a lot of fluid to be carrying around. But I can think of a lot better ways to loose weight. Hopfully everything will get back to your new normal now. Good luck to you.
For the long haul
Oh dear, another surgery! So sorry to hear this update. I can tell you are a strong, determined person and pray that your recovery goes well from this point on. Pay attention to your body and don't over-do it! Use your spirometer! Hang in there! You can do it.
Happy Birthday William!! Glad you are able to celebrate with your family and at home. I agree about the pain, it's strange how one day you feel better than the next, as the nerves reconnect and "wake up"!!! For some reason it seems we are "hypersensitive" to touch and pressure at certain areas. I'm hoping this passes soon!
We are glad that you are doing better. It was very scary there for awhile. I can't wait until we can get together once you are feeling up to it. We love you and miss you. Nate can't wait to talk to you on factime once you feel up to it. We love you very much. I am very proud of you. You showed great strength and determination through this ordeal and you came out on top.
I love you and I am very proud to be your daughter.
Hi William, Happy Birthday to you. You beat me by just a few months. I will be 66 in Sept. But now you have 2 birthdays. How neat is that. Not everyone gets that. lol. Hope you have many more. Glad to hear everything is starting to look good for you. Now see if you can blow out 66 candles on your cake. Bet you can do it. :)
For the long haul
Happy Happy Birthday Bill!
I am so glad you posted an update. On my way to work today I decided I would call to check on your progress.
I know Dale slept only in a recliner for several months and I mae a pallet on the floor in order to be by his side.
Glad to hear you are continuing progress and wanting to start rehab. Take care and have Jackie give you a gentle pat since hugs could be uncomfortable.
I finally got to sit down and actually read what's been going on with you. My goodness, you have definitely been through some stuff, guy! I hope you are home and are feeling much better! Hello to you too, Jackie. I hope you are doing well too. You two take care and you are in my prayers. Love, Mary
Hey William, Yeah glad to hear you might be getting to go home today. Thats good news. You sure have been through it. Hope all goes good for you and everything gets better for you. Good luck
For the long haul
Hey Bill....happy to hear that all is on the mend. We go through lots of twists and turns sometimes on the road to betterment. I'm confident you will be fine. Hopefully, u got my card. Been feeling that I should stop by and see you but not sure if you were up for visitors. Take care of yourself and let me know if you ever need anything.
Bill, the road to recovery seems like it is 1 step forward, 2 back for everyone, so don't feel like you are not doing well. As for the Ambien, it has a terrible reputation for causing such a reaction. After my husband died I tried it for a while. I didn't hallucinate (not that I know of, lol) but I did have terrible, awful dreams...so I quit taking it. Sleeping will not come easily for a while...that too is common after heart surgery, I think we all experienced that. Sounds like you are having those all to common "bumps in the road"...just part of the process. Try not to get discouraged. You will feel so much better in a few weeks that these things will just be a distant memory. Take care and be strong...the hard part is over...you can do this!!!
This too shall pass. I am sure ...just like child bearing the end result will be worth the discomfort...hopefully you are seeing the end of that situation. I am truly amazed at the vast improvements in medical technology and God is overseeing it all. We will look forward to your next updates. Take care and smile it will keep them guessing. Dale & Martha
Dear Jackie and Bill,
I have been following progress on this wonderful sight. I am ecstatic at how well things have been going. You two have been in my prayers and it looks like He was listening to me and all the others. Keep posting and be SURE to follow doctors orders.
Love and prayer for you both.
Hi Bill. Glad to hear you are walking. That's the biggest thing you can do to help the recovery. I had a temp pacemaker for a few days after my mv repair. It came out on day 3 or so. It can take a while for the conduction pathways to reorganize, so hopefully patience will reward. -- DVB
God is great and good! He is the ultimate physician and healer. So pleased today is marked improvement and as you said ....this too shall pass. Praying for each day to be better and brighter for both of you. Love, Dale & Martha
Our prayers continue and we join with you in the immediate needs....2nd days are always more difficult and we believe today will be better and the recovery continues with daily improvements. Take care of yourself Jackie as others are dependent on you as well. May you feel the love of others and of God as He walks through this journey with you. Dale & Martha