Jane White posted a note for Beth that says:
Today is your big day! Please remember that what is a once in lifetime experience for us, our docs are experts at the procedures we need.
I hope you recovery goes well!
Pat Diunizio posted a note for Beth that says:
Beth, thinkling of you on the eve of your surgery. I had open heart mitral valve
Surgery to repair my prolapsed valve that was regurgitating blood..I also had the Cox Maze procedure in my left atrium to rid me of atrial fibrillation. This was on Nov 13. I am doing well with recovery and have had little sternum pain.
I do not know if you believe in the power of prayer..I had many people praying for me as well as the surgical team. I will be praying for you tonight and tomorrow. God will give you strength and I pray you will feel His peace!
Virginia Beach Vs
Joan Lyons, 75 and feeling 55 posted a note for Beth that says:
HI Beth, I too had my anxious hours before and after my AVR. I found this just by chance, and it changed my conflict into resolve...hope it helps tomorrow and through out your recovery. The roller coaster recovery was, as I look back on it now, the best thing to remind me to read this again and again, forge ahead with resolve to what now is a miracle of medicine and a path to fun adventures with family and friends.
Although your inner and outer worlds might seem very far apart now, this is just a temporary state of affairs. Rather than letting discouragement prevail, focus on your destination with a positive heart.
Jeffrey Jacobs, Alexandria VA posted a note for Beth that says:
Beth, Best wishes on your surgery tomorrow! You will have an incredible team that will take very good care of you. I understand the apprehension ... have been through valve replacement for aortic insufficiency. Confident that you will do great. All good thoughts and energy your way--
Arlene VanNorstrand posted a note for Beth that says:
You are almost there!! I am praying for you and sending you best wishes as you prepare for and go through surgery. You will be on the other side and in recovery before you know it. I know the night before was tough for me but the morning of surgery I was ready to go. You will do great. Arelene
Pamela McKay posted a note for Beth that says:
Best of luck on your upcoming surgery. I too made the same decision. Once is plenty and i'd hate to have to go thru this a second time. This community has given me a peace of mind when reading the success stories. I hope you also get some comfort from them. Good luck and i'll be watching to hear how great you are doing!