Hello Heart Warriors.
Readmitted to hospital on Saturday pm via ambulance. Sepsis. They are searching for where but all antibiotics given have covered it. Had a right Thoracentesis today to drain fluid. Now they are culturing that. But I can already breathe better. Praise Jesus!
Grateful to have moved from infectious disease floor back up to heartfloor. I know all the nurses from the last stay.
So two steps forward and a couple back. Keep fighting!!! I know I’m gonna!
My mantra for the day:
“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.” Psalm 91:4
To all of you heart warriors who have paved the way - Thank you Thank for all your guidance and encouragement! Thank you for sharing your stories and giving advice so We that follow might also be prepared. Thank you for taking the time to care and pay it forward!
I think I am ready! I have done all I can to prepare and now I hope for a couple of hours of sleep!! It still seems surreal that I am having open heart surgery today!!
To all of you who are waiting on your surgery date or even pondering the possibility of heart surgery, hang tough and follow this path of great heart warriors! Learn all you can - knowledge is power!!! Ask lots of questions and prepare!! And thank you also for your encouragement and prayers!!
My surgery is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. I think I will be first!! Which is excellent as it goes right along with my competitive nature!!! 💪🏼 🏆 ☝🏼
To my fellow surgery patients for this day, November 26, 2018, Brian Havlin and Paul Howarth, LET’S ROLL! Wishing you both successful surgeries and swift recoveries!!
It’s tomorrow!!! I know very little about Pre op but I know I will have blood work. Should I fast before the blood draw? They did not tell me to but maybe they assume I would know? Also, what is the blood work for? I mean what are they checking for exactly? Anyone know?
Just wondering...when did any of you hear from Pre Op at your hospital? I am having my surgery on November 26 and haven’t gotten a call from them. And there are a lot of things I’d like to know for surgery.
Should I put in a call to my surgeon’s office to find out? Am I being overly anxious about hospital preparations?
Just curious what the time frame was for everyone else?