Glad your recovery is coming along well.
A few bumps in the road is to be expected from such a serious and heart/body traumatic experience. You just take your time and don't over do it.
Before you know it you'll look back and you won't believe how fast the time has gone by since surgery.
Btw, I'm a fellow Marylander.
Curious where you had your surgery.
I had my surgery (mitral valve repair) at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
Wishing you much success and progress in your recovery.
Peace and blessings to you and your family!
Naomi Gray posted a note for Alan that says:
Hi Alan, I know you are too busy to read this today. I just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. Wishing a smooth ride to the recovery side. I'm with you just one week behind. Looking forward to your new posts.
Julie M posted a note for Alan that says:
My prayers are with you for tomorrow, Alan. My open heart surgery to replace my mitral valve and repair the tricuspid was one week ago today. I can only say, first, trust God and second, trust your medical team. They are very familiar with what is new and strange to us, and they won't let you down. And, as Lea advised, be sure to follow their instructions and get up and walk! Slowly but surely, you'll reach full recovery and be feeling great, and that's the goal we all share in this. God is with you. Keep us informed of your progress!
Lea Parker posted a note for Alan that says:
Hi Alan -- My husband told me the only thing I needed to bring to surgery was a positive attitude -- looks like you have that one! What a great outlook you have and that means a lot! I had open heart surgery when I was 52 (3 years ago) and my best advice is to walk! My strategy for hospital recovery was to do what the medical professionals told me (not that I didn't ask a million questions) but I knew it was what they did best -- when the physical therapists came to take me for a walk -- I did it and I walked as often as I had the energy and strength to do it. It wasn't pretty. I have a video that proves how difficult it was at first -- but stick to it and let us know if we can assist with your recovery -- blessings for a smooth procedure tomorrow!
Joy Vera posted a note for Alan that says:
Hi Alan. Thank you for the note on my journal post. I see you are scheduled for tomorrow. You'll be in my thoughts & know that I wish you a smooth recovery. I'll look forward to hearing from you again.
Mike Roskowinski posted a note for Alan that says:
Hey Alan.... Almost go time for you buddy! Hope all goes well tomorrow and we will see you on the recovery side. Crazy someone has a surgery every day this week and then I start off next week with mine. Spring has sprung new hearts in all of us I guess!! You will do great and we can share our stories during recovery. You will rock this!