Love Lorna and Madison posted a note for Colette that says:
Colette glad to hear you are out of surgery and that everything went well.Craig and Colette stay strong for each other the best is yet to come!(which is seeing me when you return home)
Terri Krug posted a note for Colette that says:
Thinking about you and your family today. I'm sure it is a stressful and exciting time for all of you. Know that we are all thinking of you and wishing you a speedy and successful surgery. Can't wait to hear your voice and see your smile very soon!! keep us posted and thoughts and prayers.
Judy posted a note for Colette that says:
Hi Colette .... best wishes today.
I am a fellow Canadian (lived 5 years in Chilliwack) now residing in Cloverdale.
St. Paul's will take good care of you. I had a valve replacement at Royal Columbian 3 weeks ago. Sounds like you have lots of family and friends to support you. you will be amazed at how good (and normal !) you will feel very, very soon. times flies. Will be thinking of you today and watching for you updates. Lets go kayaking together to celebrate our "new hearts" once we are strong enough !!!
Miles Ritchie posted a note for Colette that says:
The Ritchie's are thinking of you! It's been very hard and only one can imagine how strenuous it has been on your family and especially you having to deal with this and waiting for this day to arrive. After today everything is going to be roses for you Colette! Looking forward to talking with you very soon.
Mike & Leanne Johnson posted a note for Colette that says:
Hi Colette, We will be thinking about you today, sending love and positive thoughts:) You are strong and have a positive attitude which will help with your quick recovery. Lots of love, Mike, Leanne, Cassidy & Connor.
Gwen Johnson posted a note for Colette that says:
Hi Colette I know we just had a phone conversation on Sunday, just wanted you to know we are all thinking about you and wishing you well. You are strong and have positive attitude and I know you are going to have a speedy recovery. In my thoughts love always Auntie Gwen
Lauren Clark posted a note for Colette that says:
Hi Colette: Just wanted to send our love & best wishes! We'll be thinking of you tomorrow...& will pop in to visit when your up to it! Lauren & Jeff xo
Chandra Naiduwa posted a note for Colette that says:
Colette. It is sad to read your story and thanks for sharing your story with us here at the City Hall. All of our family is thinking about you and our prayers are with you. I think that you have a strong heart and positive attitude and it always help to overcome these situations. I am sure that you will be fine and wish you all the best in your operation. With best Regards, Chandra
Lorna,Essie and Monkey posted a note for Colette that says:
Hey Colette CRAZY CAT LADY here!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,if you guys need anything don't hesitate to call.Dont worry about Duncan while you are gone, we will take good care of him.Stay positive you will be back to the madness soon!!!! Love the McDiarmid clan.
Shane Hinada posted a note for Colette that says:
Hey girl. Thinking of you...Duncan...and that "Grumpy" husband of yours. My phone line is always open anytime you guys need a hand with anything. I can't wait to get back together with my favorite "camping family". Love you.
Darcie & Emily Prokop posted a note for Colette that says:
Colette, you are an amazing lady. The strength that you have is beyond words. I know you are going to have a speedy recovery. Can't wait for our BIG shopping trip! I will continue to pray for you. You have so many people that love you!!! Again, if there is anything that I can do for you please let me know.
Bonnie Monkman posted a note for Colette that says:
Colette. All of the family is thinking about you and our prayers are with you. You have always had a place in our hearts. You have a strong positive attitude and this helps. It was really good to hear your voice yesterday and chatting with you. Keep your chin up and keep that lovely smile on your face.LOVE YA! HUGS
Heather Heier posted a note for Colette that says:
Thinking of you and your family Collette and sending only positive thoughts and healing energy your way. I will so miss our chats in the coffee room while you're recovering, but can't wait til the day when you feel your old self again. Best of luck with everything! Just know you are a special person and loved by many. Hope to hear from you on here soon.
Marilyn Cole posted a note for Colette that says:
Hi Colette: It was wonderful to have a great conversation with you via phone call! You are in my thoughts and prayers and I know that with your very positive attitude and the love, care and support of Craig, Duncan, Mom & Dad and Candace & Daniel and their loved ones (Oh Yes - Medical specialists too!)
you will have a speedy return to excellent health and all the activities that have brought you great happiness!
Good Luck and I am looking forward to
seeing you in the not too distant future.
Ruth and Gary Nichols posted a note for Colette that says:
Dear Colette, Gary and I wish you a very speedy recovery from your surgery and we will be praying that everything goes as planned. Our love is with you and all your family and we know that they will all be by your side through this journey.
Jacqui Barr posted a note for Colette that says:
Wishing you a speedy recovery after your repair. You are in our thoughts and prayers and I watch with interest as I have been told that this will be something I will maybe need in the future.
Ted Shearer posted a note for Colette that says:
Good to hear you have your date set for your surgery. I can remember when I told my wife I had set my date for a Mitral valve repair, in 2008. I had such a peace about it knowing I was in God's hands. I will be praying you and your family on Wednesday. Know that you are in good hands.
Laurie Wilson posted a note for Colette that says:
Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I was on holidays last week so I missed seeing you before you left for your surgery. Hugs and best wishes for a speedy recovery😊
Andy & Susan posted a note for Colette that says:
Hi Colette, so sorry for not being in touch more; we're garbage I know.
Glad to hear that you have a date for the op and that you'll be on the mend very soon. I'm sure Craig is looking forward to looking after you, being at your beck and call, bringing you whatever you want whenever you click your fingers :-).. Just concentrate on getting well, or you'll have me to answer to.
In all seriousness, I hope it all goes well and you're back home soon.
Thinking of you,
Andy & Susan
Uncle Rick & Auntie Pat posted a note for Colette that says:
Colette , uncle Rick and I will be praying for you non stop. May the good Lord watch over you and Craig and Duncan. You are a strong young lady. Always think positive about your recovery, your a strong willed lady and have a whole lot of family and friends watching out for you. A valve job and back in running condition. Just like warranty work on the vehicle, good as new and back in the grove. Get well soon.
Craig McDiarmid posted a note for Colette that says:
To my soul mate, I can not tell you how proud I am of your resolve and strength I do not know what I would do without you. You are what keeps this family together and moving forward. You have been there for me over the last few years and now it is my turn to be there and help you get back to were you should be. I am looking forward to getting on our kayaks and riding our bikes like we used to. Just being able to go for a long walk with you and the dogs once again. I want you to know just how much I love you and always will. Your loving husband and best friend Craig. Ps now can I get a trailer LOL
Sheri posted a note for Colette that says:
Colette, Thinking of you and am glad you are at St. Paul's for this procedure. St. Paul's heart team have taken great care of my hubby and also a dear friend (she's had 3 surgeries with the heart team).... big hugs and well wishes. Can I help with anything? I'll FB you my cell number to give to Duncan if he needs rides, groceries, whatever.... Will they be sending you home the same day of surgery? They seem to do that. Technology blows my mind. Prayers and hugs for you lovely lady!!
Candace Forsberg posted a note for Colette that says:
So proud of you sister! You will rock this one! WIll be thinking of you on Wednesday!! I'll stop by after work on Wednesday to see how you are doing! AND when they load you up on pain meds... remember you are not a "Wondertwin" and you cannot transform into an elephant. Although at that point, I'm sure you'll want to!! Lots of Love coming your way!!!
Crissy Clark posted a note for Colette that says:
Colette, I am glad you have finally got your date for surgery... Will be thinking about you on Wednesday. Love the Clarks' PS. I so enjoyed our long overdo viait 2 weeks ago. See you soon my friend:)
Marsha White posted a note for Colette that says:
Hey my friend!!! I will be thinking and praying for you all. Just remember you are in good hands. Some of the best surgeons in the world. We are blessed to live in Canada. If you need company or anything done at the house or with Duncan remember Im just a phone call away. I only work 2 days a week I have time to do anything you need. Well almost anything LOL. You are going to feel like a whole new person when this is finished. Hang in there, I know its stressful but u guys are strong. SENDING MY LOVE!!!!!!!!
Carol Kostachuk posted a note for Colette that says:
Praying for God to see you through your surgery, wisdom and strength for the doctors and technicians. Prayer for your family as they sit by your side supporting you all the way. God Bless you Colette, Craig and Duncan!