Jim, I was shocked to hear of your heart troubles. You are definitely on my active prayer list. I wish you a safe and speedy recovery, and look forward to speaking with you when you are recovered and feeling better. Take care and our prayers are with you.
Jim, great to see all went well. Wishing you a speedy recovery. We all know that "down time" simply isn't in your calendar as I suspect the phone and wifi will get a workout the next few weeks. Continued prayers are with you......
Our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery and lots of rest! So glad to hear you are home to recouperate. Always the best place to heal. We will continue to keep you in our prayers as your recovery progresses.
Love, Renee, David, Ashley, Andrew, Spencer, and Mikey
Dear Jim, OMG; I knew you had a lot of friends but 32 pages of guestbook enteries...wow. We are continuing to keep you in our thoughts and prayers; that your healing continues so to go well and that you do give your body the rest. always rembering healing takes place from the outside inside. Hugs and Love, Janice & Nicky
Jim So happy to hear that you're going home today!!!! Home is the best place to recover. Being in your own environment helps the healing process. Jim, take care and get lots of rest!! We love you!!
Ellen and Dom
So glad to hear that your surgery went well and you are in good spirits! We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery! Please take it easy and give yourself the chance to heal properly.
Love, Wendy, Dan, Hannah, Ciara and Emme
jim glad to hear your back didnt doubt it for a minute but from experience you should oick a time for visitors i know that will be hard for you but hospitals have visiting hours so patientss and that is what you are can rest 12 weeks will go fast but not if you tire yourself out i know you and i know even without visitors you will be busy their are very few if anything that i am better at then you but i can tell you from expefrience that limiting visits helps and no one who loves you will be offended they will adjust plus you only hjave to be maybe twice a day and not all day visitors need to be limited and with that said as you know i have a bad cold so our visits for now will be online and even if i didnt have a cold i would wait at least a couple weeks to see you as i know how debilitating visits can be rest watch tv and think about getting better god bless
Jim glad all went well. I can only repeat Scott J s entry. listen to your nurses. If you think your well enough to start chasing them down the halls, just cough or sneeze, that will bring you back to reality my friend.
Enjoy the rest see you soon
Jim It is so good to have you back blogging!!!
You had a great couple of ladies keeping us all posted!! They did a super job. You take care of yourself and get a lot of rest. We love you!!!! Ellen and Dominic
Jim - Pat and I join your friends in your joy for a success. I think the secret sauce was the confidence in your doc and the comfort that brings. Things went well for me also. Talk with you soon, Mike & pat
WOOHOO!!!!! It was GREAT to see your post, my Friend! Hurry up and heal...lol! Once you get home and can recieve visitors, we will make a point of coming out to see you-deal?
Cam & Rich
Great to read your post, Jim! With all the snow coming down and getting ready to leave before dawn tomorrow, it doesn't look I'll make it in to catch a glimpse of you before . . . but I'm looking forward to seeing you when we get back . . . Hoping that with your heart functioning full force you will hit a new enhanced "normal" once you have mended up from the operation! Much love, Sandy
Jim, our prayers are always with you and Linda keeps us in formed you are lucky to have her!!! I am so grateful of our friendship and look forward to many more years of it .I am releaved you are out of surgery the worst is over love ya Jim and Dolly
So happy to hear that things went well.... By now we're sure that the doctors have told you that rather than settle for a pig valve they decided to give you the heart of a LION!
Looking forward to your next Panama trip.
Maricia and Ted
Jim so happy to read that all went well, you have been in our thoughts since we found out of the surgery. I truly knew nothing could keep you down and whatever it took to get you through mentally and physically was merely another challenge for you to succed....like all the other challenges life has teased you with. Please fight the urge to get up and going too fast.....enjoy all the pampering and let us know if you need anything and when you are up for visitors.
Wonderful news, thank you for posting Carrie. Now the real job, following the doctors orders and not over doing it. You have your hands full Carrie, you might need Jim to bring you back to Panama for some R&R after his recovery. Hope to see you both soon.
Rachelle & Smitty
Jim - by way of introduction, I am the Vice President of Cardiac Services at Catholic Health, and am the administrator in charge of our procedural and surgical programs at Mercy Hospital. Additionally, I am a UB MBA alumnus and Buffalo native.
I am glad to hear that you experience thus far (including the surgery today) has gone well and that your needs are being met. At Catholic Health and Mercy, we recognize that you have a choice as to where you receive care in this community and across the region. We have worked tirelessly to improve our quality outcomes and patient experiences over the past several years at Mercy, and now are proud to say that we have the best Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology outcomes in WNY, in additional to being ranked in the top 10% nationally.
I wish you well on your continued recovery and will be doing everything possible to ensure that your experience is a positive one.
If you ever need anything, do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is terrific news. We at AM&AA have you in our prayers and know that you will be up and around very soon. We are all so thrilled that your surgery was a success. Good luck with your recovery and please take it easy....at least for awhile :)