Today, My Thoughts Are With Kelly & Mitch

By Adam Pick on February 2, 2012

Over the past few months, many patients and caregivers in our community have been fortunate to meet Kelly Nugent and Mitch Friedman at Heart Valve Journals, our social network.

As Kelly and Mitch prepared for heart valve surgery due to aortic valve regurgitation and mitral valve regurgitation, they openly shared their experiences, thoughts, feelings and emotions about their pursuit of healthy hearts.

Kelly & Mitch - Heart Surgery Patients Prepare For Surgery

For example… Yesterday, Kelly wrote in her journal:

“I want to thank everyone who is praying for me, from my friends who let me know that I am in their prayers, to the people that are part of prayer requests and pray circles, you are truly beautiful people.” — Kelly Nugent

Mitch updated his journal yesterday from the catheter lab at his hospital. Mitch wrote:

“Lying in cath recovery right now with my iPad. Everyone was right, cath is no big deal. Great job Berm on the updates. You ‘da man. Thanks for all the postings everyone!!!” — Mitch Friedman

Today, as they both undergo surgery, Kelly & Mitch are in my thoughts and my prayers. May they both have uneventful surgeries and speedy recoveries.

Keep on tickin’ Kelly & Mitch!


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and The Wall Street Journal.

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