So glad to hear all went well and have such great progress...I would not expect anything but from you. That's who you are, what you do best and will always know you as such...I remember you always saying; "I'm rooting for you!" and that is what both Paul and I are doing. Keep up the positive road to recovery, stay strong and we miss you here. Take Care and God Bless. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter to you both.
It's so good to hear how great you're doing. I wish you a continued speedy recovery and a great, great, great life. So sorry about the migraines. I get them too and they are just awful. I have placed a cool air humidifier next to my bed and sleep with it on every night and it has greatly helped my migraines. But I suspect yours are resulting from the surgery and meds. rather than whatever is causing mine. Thank you for your support - and keep up the great recovery.
My husband was at Mayo for two weeks in February. He had his ascending aorta, aortic root and valve replaced. He was on the 5th floor, so I was wondering if you were there too. We were at station 5F, and thought every member of the staff was excellent. As you said, they cared.
Hello my Main Man!
Just discovered your journal. I need to check my e-mail from my computer more often! I'm doing almost everything from my smart phone but don't smart enought to catch everything.
I'm glad that it is all over with this bump on the road. I was not worry about it just by seing you ridding your bike! I don't care what the doctor is saying but the best way of recovering is to get on your bike and run that scooter down to California. Doctors don't know that method. Over here there are some good natural treatment that we can offer starting with the Ocean breeze, Asian Massages and riding again just to name some. If we have to explain it they won't understand so come on down. Hug and Kisses
Alain and Michou
I am so glad that everything went so well. You and Sharon are in my prayers daily. I am sure you will continue to improve. Who knows in a couple of months you could be jogging. I'm kidding, I really don't know a lot about recovery from heart surgery.
Take care of each other.
Sharon that was great news you passed along to us!
"Hello Randy, is doing really well today they have him up walking a little and sitting in a chair they have removed all tubes , he said the pain level is a 3 to 4 out of ten so that is good he is sleeping right now, thanks for all the prayers
Hello Randy is doing well he will be in the intensive care unit today 507-255-5851care unit
We arrived at the hospital by seven am
They did not take him into the or until 8:45am around 12:00 they started on him at 1:10am he was on the heart and lung machine ,at 2:30. he was breathing back on is own
Thank you for the support and love it has meant the world to us
The doctor thinks Randy will be released on Wednesday and will stay at the hotel then on thursday be sent home in St Anthony apartments
Best wishes Randy . . . after our experience at Mayo in February, I have no doubt that tomorrow will be a huge success. Once you get to St. Mary's tomorrow morning, everything moves quickly, and you will be in surgery before you know it.
I will be watching for your updates. The next chapter is about to begin.
Sending you best wishes for a quick and successful surgery and a very speedy recovery. Looking forward to following your progress - which I am sure will be perfect. My surgery is April 21st.
Recovery has been good . . . it is amazing to see the improvement each and every day. My husband did have episodes of a-fib at the hospital and is currently on Amiodorone for at least another week. Hopefully, his heart will have settled down by then.
He still gets pretty tired, and I would encourage you to roll with it and nap when you are tired. He also "hears" his new valve which will take getting use to.
We were at Mayo on Friday the 18th for his post surgical visit. We were very pleased with the level of testing and the time the cardiologist spent with us during that visit.
You are in very, very good hands, the medical staff will keep you comfortable and well informed.
I will be watching for your posts to check on your progress. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
Randy, you know you are in our prayers and in the hands of someone more powerful than all the surgeons. We pray their hands are guided by Him. Have a fast and complete recovery so you can let loose at our family reunion. Aunt Barb and Uncle Ralph
My husband Jim will also be having mitral valve surgery at Mayo but not until May 24th. We went to Mayo for a second opinion on what type of surgery to have done and a timeframe. We were very impressed at how smooth all the testing went. He was hoping for a minimally invasive procedure but found out he needs a double bypass so must have a full sternotomy. Will be following your updates. Good luck and our prayers are with you! Lori
I saw your journal, and wanted to let you know that Mayo is a wonderful facility, and you will be in great hands. My husband has open-heart surgery on February 16th for repair of an aortic aneurysm, aortic valve replacement, one bypass and repair of a hole in his heart.
The care he received from the entire staff was phenominal. While we were originally told to check in at 5:45 am, we were instructed to call a number the night before surgery for confirmation. We were then told 8:00 checkin. At 9:40, my husband was being rolled into the operating room.
The staff did an excellent job of keeping the family updated on the procedure. I wish you the best of luck, and know you are in good hands.
Randy, Thanks for the update and the journal to keep informed. Our prayers are with you and Sharon. I thought all that wine you drink was supose to be good for your heart! Oh well I'm not going to let that discourage me. My hospital sends a lot of referral work to Mayo, you will be in the best of hands. Love Theresa, Tony and Autumn
Randy - the Woloszyk-Meyer household is pulling for you, well really for the Nurses & Doc's: once you're all stitched up they are going to have a hard time keeping up with you!
Be sure to let Sharon know if there's anything we can do - just let us know.
Thank you for setting up the care page- I remember what a godsend it was during Joe's cancer, and Dad's cancer. This way we can all just peek in to see how everything is going rather than bombard you with 15,000 of the same email "Are you new & improved yet?"
Thoughts & Prayers coming your way.
Alex, Joe, & Uncle Tom too.