Gayle Hollingsworth posted a note for Cassie that says:
Day 3 sounded very scary. Only a man would appreciate 4 nurses in the room, definitely not what you want to see. Keep going Cassie, you are almost there.
John O'Neil posted a note for Cassie that says:
I had my my mechanical aortic valve installed five years ago. I test with myown insurance provided tester every week. I told my coumidin clinic up front that I was not giving up my green leafy vegetables. We set the dosage so I continue to eat a consistent amount of them. I am a full time farmer and sometimes eating out of the lunch box makes it tough. I still manage to stay in my 2.5-3.5 range. The worst is over so good luck, and find a good cardiac rehab to get back up and running.
Best wishes and prayers.
Clare posted a note for Cassie that says:
I got my mechanical valve on 1/9/14. Glad to hear the recovery is going well and they are removing tubes.....that always helps. The anticoagulation clinic here that monitors my warfarin say that green leafy vegetables are not off limits but needtobe consistent. Good luck for continued recovery. Remember...one day at a time.
Tamra Turpin posted a note for Cassie that says:
Cassie, thank you for sharing your experience. You radiate such warmth and strength and understanding more about your journey has deepened my admiration for you. I am glad to know you are on the road you recovery and the days ahead will be easier for you. I will remember you in my prayers.
Caroline posted a note for Cassie that says:
So glad to hear Cassie is out of surgery. What a great record this blog is of your experience! Hope all continues smoothly. I was fasting for you today and will keep your family in our prayers!
Chantal Fairbourn posted a note for Cassie that says:
You're in our thoughts and prayers. Spending time with you and your family was so much fun. We love you, pray for you and will help you in any way that we can.
Linda Bartlett posted a note for Cassie that says:
Just wanting you to know that your in my thoughts and prayers. We love having your Mom finally working in our office and she keeps us up to date on your family. How about that fun and crazy time you all had at the concert!
Debbie Tinker posted a note for Cassie that says:
Much luck and good wishes headed your way, Cassie! Thinking of you all morning here at work and then remembered you have your journal. Again, I will tell you that you will be amazed at the difference in your stamina and energy level once your healing is in process. You're a trooper!
Cathy Brown posted a note for Cassie that says:
Cassie, I am facing Aortic Valve replacement in the near future. I have been visiting this website for a year. I just received Adam's book in the mail yesterday, and I am trying to get prepared and control my fears. I just read your most recent post. My prayers are going up for you today. What a beautiful family you have! You need to be here for them. Be strong, Be blessed!
Terry Cameron posted a note for Cassie that says:
Wanting you to know that you are in my prayers. I'm looking forward to the updates.I hope you will know what good hands your girls are in and just concentrate on your recovery. Thinking of you. Love Terry Cameron (grandma's old hairdresser) lol.
Barbara Gann posted a note for Cassie that says:
I am wishing you the very best of surgical luck and a speedy recovery. You are a very important part of our team so, get that heart fixed and get back here!
Glenda Farris posted a note for Cassie that says:
Cassie my Prayers are with you girl I had the pleasure of meeting you and your family when you and John were just both very young we were next door neighbors in Hawaii. You are a very brave and courageous woman that has been through to much in your young life may God continue to rest his hand upon you and your family Love Glenda
cherilyn pinegar posted a note for Cassie that says:
What a story!! Wishing you all the luck! Can't wait to hear how you're doing in a few days! I'm 35, and I have mitral stenosis, as well as aortic and tricuspid regurgitation.. they say it'll be in the next year that I NEED at least the aortic and mitral replaced, and possibly the tricuspid? all though are stories are different. We seem to have similar valve issues for different reasons... Please keep us all posted on your recovery...!
Clare posted a note for Cassie that says:
Best wishes for a successful surgery. My kids are (13, 7, and 5) so I know how tough it is for mom to be away. I am glad you have a good support system.
Marge Schlegel posted a note for Cassie that says:
Wishing you well on your surgery tomorrow. Didn't realize the problems you had after your kids - and how lucky you are to have them - no wonder you are such a terrific mother. Good luck tomorrow - will be praying that all goes well and you'll be on the mend soon!
coby glover posted a note for Cassie that says:
just a short note to let you know we're thinking of ya and will be praying that your surgery goes smooth and problem free. you'll be back to your normal self in no time. have faith and think positive. much love to your whole family.
Sharee ♡ posted a note for Cassie that says:
You are absolutely AMAZING! Such an inspiration! You ROCK! You are always so positive and I love your laugh! You've got this, another bump in the road! Glad your doing this now so you have time to recover before Vegas next year! Love you! Prayers for you and your family, (especially your mom) ! lol!
Cydne B. posted a note for Cassie that says:
Hi Cassie, Your story compells me to write, just to let you know that you have been heard and that a complete stranger thinks you are very strong. I wish you the best and will watch for updates on your surgery and recovery.