I can't beleive it has been six months! And of course I can't believe that you are 83! You don't look a day over 60! Yeah God for your healing and your ability to enjoy life. I am so happy for you.
You've been one of my favorite heart valve people to follow. I remember after your surgery with your complications but you always bounced back and improved. Now, at 6 months you are doing so well. What a wonderful trip you must have had, something you wouldn't have been able to do before surgery? I hope you continue to enjoy life and drop a note every now and then to tell us what you're up to. I just finished rehab and am at the 5 month mark and doing well.
Happy Monday to Bev, and thnx for this current up-date. Someone should arrange for you to be the Poster Girl (Lady?, Senior?) for Aortic Stenosis surgery. Your journal would inspire anyone with a valve problem who dreads the operation to repair it. You are amazing.
Hi to Bev from Chuck and Rita -
I hope this message goes through. Other emails I have sent did not, but you would know we are thinking about you anyway. I was having computer problems for several weeks.
Just have to send this one on Independence Day, because you have truly got your independence back. We are proud of you.
happy 4th To You, Beverly
How wonderful to get your update. Still remember reading all the problems you had early on and how you overcame them. Sounds like life is good and it surely is. It's been 3+ months for me and am in rehab and getting a lot out of it. Wish I could meet someone who makes the bovine valves and then see how they're made. You're an oinker and I'm a mooer, guess we both should live on a farm somewhere.Stay healthy and drop a note every now and then and tell us of your latest escapades.
Hi again. It's wonderful to get your periodic updates and to learn of your constant improvement and strength! We've had about 10 days of triple digit weather but this morning it was nice and cool (under 80 degrees) so I got in a nice walk about 9. Hugs to you and hope your 4th is a blast. Fondly, Vern
Beverly, I am so happy you are doing well. I know what you are saying about it being a month since you have been in the journals -- a sure sign you are doing better and getting busy and back to normal. The cardio-rehab is excellent and Richard has done well in it and ended up signing on there for just one more month to monitor his blood pressure a little.
Keep those aerobic classes up and it is good to hear you are doing so well.
Richard's Wife, Susan
Your courage is inspirational, Bev. You have suffered so much but have the amazing ability to move through the rough patches and go forth. I'm delighted to hear you can exercise again.
I'm having my challenges but nothing comparible so I appreciate your positive mind set. Keep up the good work!!
See you next week ~ Hugs, Anne
Such good news! Seems like you've had miracle after miracle. Know your positive attitude lends itself to the healing process.
Thanks for the update and I look forward to hhearing about the making of a pig valve :-)
Love, Nancy Kent
Good Morning Bev - In your response to my post you mentioned you are doing work with Allaince for Aging Research and have an upcoming podcast. My wife Barbara is a Nurse Practitioner who specializes in Geriatrics. When is the podcast scheduled?
Yeah Bev, what a fast healer with that knee -heart valve must be doing the same! Glad to hear you are doing well - obviously cardio rehab will help too, I know Richard has gotten so much stronger and looking more like his old self (minus a few pounds that didn't hurt to see gone, I must say).
Richard's wife Susan
Hola from the land of Georgia peaches. The weather is absolutely heavenly and the kids and farm are wunderbar. So glad to get the news on what your knee accident was (hate to tellyou but the RH Symphony was the best yet!! I did something like that, leaning on the stone (crooked) fireplace and heard a snap and stiff and sore and then the famous bulge on the back of the knee. A long story short, Dr. S. said No arthoscopy, they'll runin it b ut suggested elastic support and a couple of other tricks and in a couple of months it was as good as new but I am very careful with it. Look forward to seeing you and Judy on the 18th, will check in when I get there. Love ya, Irene
Wow what progress you are making! No more Coumadin. And it was so good to see you in church on Sunday without a walker! A sight for sore eyes. I will keep up the prayers . Soon you will be dancing in the aisles!
Hi Dear One,
Thanks for the good news. You are a resiliant and courageous friend. I am sorry I haven't checked on you for a week - I myself have been inundated with the last hurrah of my work life - 3 seminars this week and one more next week. Lotsa planning, packing, unpacking, driving, talking, laughing, and making the most of my final stages of this wonderful career! I know you understand!
Thanks for checking in with me! Had a chest xray today and will see the cardio Monday and will learn what the status is of the remaining fluid in my lungs. Also want to get to the bottom of this nagging pain over my left shoulder blade. You, my dear are doing wonderful!! Glad your knee is healing well and know you will keep it that way.
What dreadful news! But what an indominitable spirt you have! What are your next steps - both literally and figuratively? What are your options for assisted care at this time? I am available on Friday, May 7th, if you need me.
Beverly, I love your new picture - you sure look good. I haven't read the journals in a while but Richard keeps me informed. Your progress has been great and I hate to have to tell Richard of your little "knee setback" but that is hopefully all it is, a setback for now! Glad to see you are doing well.
Richard's Wife, Susan
Great new photo. Yep, we gotta be careful all the time. Ya know, you are one of the few people who looks the same as you did the day I met you. . . how many years ago? Sending you lots of love and hugs. Vern
Adeline told us about your knee! These bodies of ours are tricky. I, too, have to watch every step because of neuropathy in my feet so now I'm going around leaning over like I'm 100 just to watch where I walk!!
Take good care. Use that walker and I'll use my cane when I need to.
We had a great time at our get-together at Mimi's. May we have many others. It will
be great to see you back at the computer at
And YES, YES, YES, treasure every day, hour, minute, and second. (Let's catch up to the techs and say NANOSECOND.)
Amen and amen! You know Joannie who had the surgery several weeks after you did came to Wednesday morning Eucharist and that was the first thing out of her mouth too...gratitude for one more day! It made me grateful for my own life even more!!
Love you bunches. Thanks for the uplifting reminder.
I just wanted you to know what an inspiration you are to all on this site. I guess if you did not have that tireless spirit to live life to the fullest, you would not have made it this far. You sound like an exciting woman with a real zest for life!
You looked absolutely radiant today! Thanks for arranging such a lovely day for us. Don't get too ranbunctious now - please remember that you are still healing from the inside out!