Mary Owens posted a note for Kim that says:
Hi Kim, I wish you well, my husband had his mitral valve repaired along with Maze procedure, double bypass and finally a pacemaker in the spring of 2015. Needless to say it was a life changing event, he went through the months of rehab which he really seemed to like. He plays racquetball and eats better now, vegetarian. About 6 months after the surgery he began going through a "mood disorder" but would never admit anything wrong. I hope that you can maintain an "even keel" but if people who know you tell you you may be going through emotional difficulties, please listen and find a professional to help. You are lucky to be in Florida, sunshine! My best to you and your family, Mary in Ohio
Dick posted a note for Kim that says:
My name is Dick and I live in western Colorado.
I started a note and had a fat finger attack on my computer. I don't know if you got it or not.
A year ago I had a double bypass to correct two blocked stents and had my mitral and aortic valve replaced. I am doing great and it is awesome what can be done these days. Just took a while to regain full strength.
Recently a visit to urgent care and a regular appointment gave a bit of a start. Both found a strong heart murmur. I felt very good and could not understand it. A regular follow up with my interventional cardiologist brought a chuckle after an echo. Turns out the ring that is stitched in to hold the valve causes turbulence in blood flow. All is great with my valves. Congratulations on your successful valve replacement and now you may look forward to a long normal life!
Tricia firstname.lastname@example.org posted a note for Kim that says:
Hi Kim, my name is tricia. I'm going in on the 24th of feb. I'm so scared! How are you feeling? I feel I was pushed into going mechanical because of my age what did you go with? Please let me know! Tricia
Yay Kim ! So great to see you on the healing side of your surgery! Glad everything went smoothly for you. You will be back full speed in no time. You look great and seem to be bouncing back from this ordeal quite well. I wish you continued success my friend and I hope your recovery continues smoothly and swiftly. Take Care and God Bless You Kim
Sue Sanchez Grela posted a note for Kim that says:
Kim what a beautiful, heart-felt post. I am waiting to be scheduled for my appointment with a surgeon and your words touched me (as have everyones). Prayers for you ❣
Emily Rowley posted a note for Kim that says:
Hi Kim. You must of read my mind, because today I too was going to send you a guestbook message. Thank you for your lovely message! Aww I'm happy to be here to help you 😊 I turned 22 last November, had my 1st OHS at 16yrs old & 2nd OHS at 21yrs old & probably another one down the track-think I could perform surgery with all this experoence lol hehe 🤓. I have been in your position, I understand this is one of the hardest parts as there is no turning back, no way of stopping the enivatbly, but I also know you will come out of this life-saving Operation stronger. You too are very brave! Naww how many babies do you have & will someone be looking after your children while you are in Hospital? Nowadays Hospitals like to get people feeling well to go home in little time. This is now your time, so take your time to relax and enjoy the care given to you 🙂 I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers 🙏🏼 I found thinking of a place that makes me happy, made me feel at peace going into my operation, you might like to think of your beautiful children who will be so happy to see their Mother again with her [your] mended heart. 💟 Know that I never too far away to talk. I look forward to hearing updates from you. Take care xoxo