It is great to hear that you are doing so well after Heart Surgery, I would not expected nothing less from you Darlene, & hope your journey back to better health very soon. I heard that you are getting discharge very soon that GREAT TO HEAR. So you are1 step away to returning home, for more good recovery & take it 1 day at a time. No Drinking LOL
This note is from your cousin PatZublin in Harper Woods. I wrote the family history and you contributed. Do you still have a Westie? Alexis does not look like a Westie.
I have mitral valve stenosis but so far has not caused any big problems. Many women have this for some reason. Our prayers are with you because heart surgery is a serious business.
Blessings on you and your dear husband.
just wanted to let you know Maureen and I are pulling for a rapid recovery for you.
I'm available on short notice when you wantme to visit and bring along the red wine!
( I hear it's good for the heart)
get better soon/
Grace spent the weekend experiencing the outer banks with a school/dance friend and the ocean pictures she sent us made Mo and I think of you both. You'll be out on the boat again in no time. All our best!
I hope that things are better this morning! I am thinking that your heart has been disfunctional for so long that it doesn't know what to do now that it has been fixed and is operating properly so we will pray that it calms down soon and gets used to proper function and the VT's cease! Talk to you soon, Pam
This is your mom's cousin Jerry Lou. Helene forwarded your journal to me, and I just read it. Wow, this is a lot more involved than I thought. My cardiologist did tell me that they no longer had to open the chest, so that is a good thing.
I have had a leaky mitral valve for some time, but it is still not serious enough to require an operation (and at 76 years old it may never be necessary).
I am so glad that your surgery is over and done with. Hope you have a speedy recovery and great results for a healthy future.
Much love and prayers,
Helene and I started plans for a "cuzzin" reunion a few weeks back, and tomorrow six of us will meet at an Olive Garden in Warren for lunch and some conversation. It is too bad that it took us this long to do this, but better late than never. Hope I recognize everyone.
Aunt Ruth received all of your up-dates and sent them on to me. I am pleased to hear you are doing good, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery. You are in good hands, with great medical care. Remember you are the push of a button away for medical help, don't be afraid to use the button when needed. Most of all you have your loving husband at your side, this is a Blessing.
Take care of yourself, looking forward to reading your blog. May God Bless You
Awesome. Happy for you both for everything except for losing the "pain pump"... Thinkin' you might have held onto that bad boy a little longer... Just saying'... Then again, I'm a guy, so likely would held onto until at least April.
Chris and Lori
It's Vee. If you've seen some posts that didn't have a name at the end, it's because I was so excited of your progress that I forgot to put my name. However, I just wanted to write you a small note to say how happy I am to know that you're one step away from returning home. Get some rest and we'll see you soon. Vee:)
Don't get well too fast!! This is your chance to milk it a little...send Brad for chocolate, ice cream, magazines, and give yourself enough time for a couple of good novels. The world will still be here when you surface!!......Aunt Linnie
Glad to hear you are doing so well. You'll be out of step down before you know it, hang in there. So much to experience and learn there, as I recall.
I remember how the first walks were a big deal with my walker, and then the next day, it was, "You need take 4 walks today", or was it 6 walks?...I was getting up early, and taking a couple of walks before breakfast to get them all in, with all of the blood draws, and people coming and going, measuring, and note taking...I was a busy gal in the step down.
You'll be out in the big world soon, my husband and I took little walks to the millions of Starbucks everywhere at the Mayo, and got decaf soy iced lattes, an incentive for my walks outside the hospital. You'll get there soon.
Congratulations, and best wishes for continued smooth healing.
Way to go Darlene! I knew you could do it. Keep up the good work. No need to rush...the hard part is over. So take it one day at a time. Brad has been wonderful at keeping everyone informed with your progress. You both have truly been a blessing to many and many more to come. Have a wonderful Holiday weekend
Darlene, it is great to hear that you are doing so well after surgery, although we all expected nothing less. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you continue on your journey back to health.
Brad, thank you for the updates. The whole medical procedure results are an answer to prayer! Futon....do guys sleep on a futon? Say hey to Darlene and since she is doing so well, we'll look for her to be back to work the week after next!
Darlene! You are such a trooper! It sounds like you are doing amazingly! Ask the nurses and doctors if you can do a jaegarbomb in celebration of my birthday! Love to you both and thank you Brad for the updates. It has helped us all.
Way to go Darlene! Sounds like things are moving in the right direction! Still praying for your speedy recovery! Keep up the good work!Enjoy your pain pump while it lasts! Tom wants to know if it speaks Spanish to you?
Tom & Anne
Darlene and Brad. We are so relieved to hear that the surgery went well. We are keeping you in our prayers and really appreciate the updates. Take care and keep that pain pump in motion! Hope that we can toast to your new great ealth soon (with a really nice red viino)! Take care and all of our bestm. Rob and Maureen
Whew another item off of your list to get done! We are so happy to hear that it went well and now for the healing process to begin! Enjoy your pump and remember only every 6 minutes (not 6 seconds).
Good morning Darlene,
You probably won't read this until after your surgery.......Awesome job! Now that the hard part is over, I thought you could use a good laugh. I walked pass your office for the past 3 days and the door was open. I felt so much love flowing in the atmosphere. The funny part was that I didn't see you looking at the wall like your were talking to yourself. LOL
We're expecting you back so don't get too comfortable with being away from this awesome team of yours. LOL
So very glad to hear all is going well. Hope you enjoyed the pasta and you can look forward to the red wine a little down the road. You're in the best of hands with many thoughts and prayers headed your way!! God Bless!!