Dora came to visit me today and she is looking longingly at her mommy…
Journal posted on February 19, 2020
One final post from me before the big surgery date… Thank you so much for your support, thoughts, and prayers over the past months… In the next couple of days, one of my friends or relatives will post and give you an update regarding my progress… Take care. Hello
Dora and me as I am getting admitted to the hospital…
Journal posted on February 17, 2020
I received confirmation today that I will indeed be admitted to the hospital tomorrow, Tuesday, February 18th, and that my surgery will take place on Thursday, February 20th. Surgery is anticipated to take seven hours, and my heart will need to be stopped for a while while my heart repair is done. I expect to be in the ICU for one to two days after surgery.
I'm hoping to post one or two more times before Thursday. When I am unable to post on surgery day or while in the ICU, I will ask one of my relatives or friends to post an update.
Thank you for connecting to my heart valve surgery website and following my journey. Four days until my open heart surgery...I am entering Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on Tuesday afternoon to undergo pre-surgery testing and treatment to prevent heart failure during my surgery. I'll post once more before my hospital admission on Tuesday. Many thanks for your thoughts and prayers...