Andy Ricchio posted a note for Ernie that says:
I just wanted to wish you well and a speedy recovery. As I can see on your guest book, you've got a whole army of people bringing you good karma today and you deserve it!
(Your occasional lunch mate at Dan Vs.)
Lindsey Pollard posted a note for Ernie that says:
Hi Ernie P.S.! I am sending you healing thoughts and best wishes for your recovery. Jeanette has been good about keeping us all updated on Facebook, so you have a lot of people thinking about you! You are certainly much loved.
Kinny posted a note for Ernie that says:
Hey Ernie! Thinking of you and praying for your quick recovery....aaaand that your hair grows back bushy and thick! Too bad they can't do anything about that bald pate of yours! Love you buddy!
Cindy Wilson posted a note for Ernie that says:
24 hours from now you'll be sitting up and thanking the stars above that it's all over. Your wait was way too long! Stay strong and can't wait to hear about your great recovery!
The Bonz posted a note for Ernie that says:
Gee Whiz, Ernie, you sure do have a lot of friends! This journal has been some good reading. I'll be tuning in tomorrow (today) for news. Think you can get someone to post an update on here? I'm writing like you're going to be reading this right now. What a doofus. I hope you're sleeping. Am I typing too loud? I don't want to wake you. Shhhhh...
Beth posted a note for Ernie that says:
Heya Ernie! I'm sure that smooth operator of a heart surgeon will have you on the mend in a jiffy, so here's to you having a quick recovery. Virtual hugs on the way!
David / Tiki Ano posted a note for Ernie that says:
All the best for tomorrow! If only you loaned me a few of your caveman clubs, I'd keep them crossed for you (in a non-denominational way). Will be wishing loads of good caveman thoughts your way, as well as some more contemporary ones!
Christina Nicolulis posted a note for Ernie that says:
I'm thinking of you, saying prayers, and sending you all my love and best wishes!!! Big Hugs to you!! I know that everything is going to be just perfect. I look forward to hearing all about it. Before you know it you'll be feeling like a million bucks!
xxx x ooo o
Higgy posted a note for Ernie that says:
You will be in my thoughts and prayers tomorrow during surgery. The attitude and humor you have shown over the last month has been exemplary. I am looking forward to keeping track of you recovery, and posting encouraging words on your page just like you did with me. You really helped keep my spirits up during my time in the hospital.
I am looking forward to meeting Ernie A.S. I know you will be in much better shape than Ernie B.S., with a lot less hair in the places where you probably still have it!
Rebecca S posted a note for Ernie that says:
Ernie, I don't know you will get this before surgery. You were in my thoughts a lot today but I just didn't make it to the website. Overdid yesterday and paying for it today.
We will be praying for you. It's scary no doubt. But we have made it through and so shall you. Good luck and God bless.
Karen Piccirillo posted a note for Ernie that says:
Ernie!! Along with many others, I heard your news today. I'm sending you Love and Light with many Wishes for a speedy recovery. When you're back on TC I will do my best for Kikekeki to get the number one spot on GROG'S 'list', whatever the topic this time...it's been WAY too long since GROG'S last harassment!! All the best.... <3 Karen.
Adriana Galvez posted a note for Ernie that says:
The big day is almost here. I wish you the best of luck tomorrow. I am glad you are expressing your concerns, make sure you are heard! But I am sure you are in good hands. You'll be in my thoughts, and I can't wait to meet the Ernie A.S.!!
Be well my friend, feel good.
Janice Tolentino posted a note for Ernie that says:
I have been wondering about you for the longest time and suddenly there you were on a message FROM the Animation Guild.
What a way to spend your birthday! It can't get anymore dramatic than that!
I'm rooting for you Ernie, and will be sending good joojoos your way as you lay splayed open on the operating table.
You'll get through this with flying colors! And after you do, we'll do lunch. We have so much to catch up on!
I wish much success on your operation and a happy birthday after that!
Sandy Wummer posted a note for Ernie that says:
your surgeon will keep you comfortable, they have great medicine for pain and coughing. don't hesitate to ask for medication, the more comfortable you are the better you deep breathe and the less likely you will get lung congestion. the one annoyance i had after both of my surgeries was extreme thirst. Don't chug water or soda, it will make you swell (learned from experience). go for ice chips and let them sit in your mouth. have your mom keep a few throat lozenges in her purse in case you get the sore throat from the endo tube... that is common but easily dealt with. best to you Ernie, try to trust the process, you are in good hands.
Renee Radocaj posted a note for Ernie that says:
Hey hey!! Can you stand one more well wish from me? I'll be pulling for you and know you are going to do great. One thought on all the sleeping you are doing - this is as much a mental challenge as it is physical. That could definitely be why you are so tired. And you got the bonus "two weeks of stress" since your surgery was postponed. I hope your Mom does sleep over. You will NEED an advocate for you when/if they screw up your pain meds!! Not to mention its nice having someone there if you need anything at all. You can call the nurse but sometimes that takes a while. You are very lucky your mom is there to help!!! Take care and see you on the other side! (Not sure why they say that because it sounds morbid but it seems to be the common lingo on this site!) (Wink)
Jim Jones posted a note for Ernie that says:
Give em hell tomorrow. You have done a great deal to prepare for this. You're ready. And, you have been a wonderful friend to everyone in the HVJ community. A
As you prep tonight and tomorrow morning know we all are thinking of you and trusting in the very best outcome for you. We are your support team.
As for Mom staying in your room, it is simple to understand. She is just keeping you in line with all of the nurses around. You see, my friend, Mom has also been reading your journal!
All the best, Ernie.
Rach shelley posted a note for Ernie that says:
I've read your journal for a while but don't think I've posted, it only seems right hat I should post now that your big day is tomorrow! It's great to read your journal & it makes me smile when I'm being morose and silly about my surgery
You sound like might have a bit more anticipation now it's closer but you can be confident your doctors will do right by you.
I'll look forward to reading your journal after surgery - I'm sure plenty others will too :)
Gavin and Ronni posted a note for Ernie that says:
We have been thinking of you and will be anxious to hear you are OK tomorrow. What is the deal with visitors at the hospital? Can we come visit the day after? Would you rather we wait?
Gav and Ronni
Lynn e posted a note for Ernie that says:
Ernie, you have a huge group cheering for you! My surgeon friend told me "relax, you'll be fine, valve replacement is the bread and butter of thoracic surgery". Ho hum... Ok...I also have a bi aortic valve that will be replaced in several weeks. I will be counting on you buddy to lie to me and tell me it's not really that bad! Hugs and calm vibes to you,
Sally Beels posted a note for Ernie that says:
We're all praying for you. I know things will work out great. I'm sure you'll be glad to have this all behind you and begin the "road to recovery"! Hopefully your mom will keep Rick's mom informed about your progress while you're unable to post. We love you and look forward to seeing you again soon. All the R. Beelses.
Adrian aka Poly Pop posted a note for Ernie that says:
Hey Ernie, just wanted to stop by and wish you the best for your surgery. Just think, after tomorrow this will all be over. What a great way to start your birthday! Sending you all the best mana!
Sheri Hillenbrand posted a note for Ernie that says:
I'll keep you in my prayers all day Ernie. I'm certain you are in good hands so I'm not worried a bit. Have a good nights rest and I can't wiat to hear from you post-op.
Linda H and Elsie AVR 9/19/12 posted a note for Ernie that says:
Hey Ernie, I just want to wish you the very best tomorrow. Gee just think tomorrow you will be on the other side of this very big mountain grazing in the grass with me and Elsie. I know you will rock this surgery, you are so ready, to the point you even had a dress rehersal. Now the spot light is on, go meet Toro. I will keep you in my prayers. Your Mom will do fine to. I have even been in that boat also with my Dad and Daughter. It is hard on her too. See you on the other side.