Just thinking, since Sunday is your Wedding Anniversary and Monday is the 3-week anniversary of the Heart Valve Replacement, you have TWO special events to celebrate. Hope you enjoy a great meal and a delicious dessert in celebration of both events.
Good to hear that the pain is gone and appetite is coming back. Sounds like stopping the Metformin is helping you feel more like eating. That's great to hear!! Hope you'll enjoy eating a good meal when you go to Ruth Chris on Sunday. Their food is soooo good!!
Sending you Happy Anniversary wishes - a few days early.
Sorry I missed you today. You were sleeping and by the time I got to your house I had a migraine so bad that I just laid down under the electric blanket in the middle bedroom and fell asleep. On a brighter note...I found out that I really love a tempurpedic pillow! See you tomorrow and EAT SOMETHING!! One bite every 15 min. whether you feel like it or not. Broth, jello, applesauce, nothing fatty or buttery. You need nourishment for your strength and healing. Love you, Mary
Glad to read that you had a good day. Think all that you're doing will help your recovery. Hope you get good news from the Cardiologist you're seeing this morning. Will watch for updates on how your recovery is going. Wishing you a strong and happy spirit - and a good day..
Heard you were having problems and ended up back at the hospital. Hope you're home soon and following the doctor's orders religiously. Email / call when you're up to it - any time after 3pm during the week.
Hope all went well when you were being checked out of the hospital this morning and that you're now back home. Wearing your own clothes, eating favorite foods, and sleeping in your own bed - enjoying all the comforts of home. I'm sure you're enjoying it all. I'll be watching for updates on how you're feeling and your progress with recovery. When you feel up to it, please keep posting this info.
I love you and appreciate the wonderful person you are.
So happy you're getting to go home tomorrow - even a day earlier than you thought would happen. That's great! I know you'll enjoy being back home.
I'll be thinking about you and look forward to talking with you soon.
I mentioned chasing good looking male nurses because............ when they moved me from ICU to the "transition room" I was assigned a 26yr beautiful male nurse! Clive and I enjoyed his compassion and care and humor....Clive even gave him our info and asked him to come visit us..he's a motorcycle man...did I mention good looking??! It was much easier for me to get up walking with him as my eye-candy then the "starch nurses!" xoxoo Congrats on getting released! Glad you're wearing the robe@ did you get the card in the pocket?
Good Luck with your recuperation, it does get better in leaps and bounds. I am now just shy of 9 months post op and life is great! was able to hike on parts of the appalacian trail at post op 52 days so there is a big light at the end of the tunnel. Best wishes and prayers.
Believe it or not, your hospital photo looks great and no makeup. Good to see you're able to post for yourself now and that you're getting the tubes out and walking. Keep up the good work and you'll be home this weekend. That may be when the real work starts but hopefully you'll have plenty of support. We love you.
I am sorry to hear you are so uncomfortable. The first few days are the worst. Hang in there. It does get better! I pray your "team" will find a pain management that works for you very, very soon!
Keeping you in prayer!
Great to see you out of bed and walking. Hope you continue to improve and feel stronger each day. Think your determination to heal and to feel better is amazing! Keep walking - keep your eye on the prize - a successful recovery. You're doing great!!
Recovery can be a b---- but well worth it! Take it slow and do what the doctor tells you. He knows what you can handle and when to take on something new. This journal is our lifeline to you, so happy you're posting at least daily.
So happy that the surgery went smoothly for you today. Now the healing can start and, soon, you'll be feeling much better. I believe many prayers have been answered today. Looking forward to seeing and talking with you soon.
Maybe we should all do a family hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon this year. I know Seth would love to do it and it would give Steve and I something to work toward. Glad everything went well and can't wait to talk to you later this evening. I love you!! Becky
Just thinking of you and your surgery as I'm lying down for the night. I'll see you bright and early tomorrow. Since others are sharing some of their favorite scriptures with you I thought that maybe you would enjoy this one too. I love you and will be waiting for you when you wake up.
Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving let YOUR petitions be made known to God;7and the peace of God that excels all thought will guard YOUR hearts and YOUR mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.
Sandy, I'm thinking of you today. I want you to know what a couragous and loving person I believe you to be. In thinking of you last night and many family memories we share, I also was reading the 23rd Psalm, as quoted in another message to you. I hope you will think of this verse tomorrow and that it will give you strength and peace and in the days ahead.
For I know the plans I have for you . . . to give you a future and a hope.
The above is a special verse that I wanted to send for you to think of tomorrow and the days ahead.
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
Welcome to HVJ! :) You will find much information & support here from fellow valvers who have "climbed the mountain" before you & who are living wonderful, healthier lives because of it! (including me! :)
Like you, finding out I had a bad aorta,was a complete surprise! I spent a lot of time reading these journals preparing for my day (7-17-12). I must tell you, it was such a blessing finding this site & reading Adam's book! I was prepared for the surgery. I found "my calm" & many friends here. I know you will have the same experience as well.
I wish you luck with the surgery and look foward to your updates.....and I think you will be quite surprised how quickly you feel like jouraling again!
Take Care & God Bless,
PS....We are neighbors!!!...I live in OH :)