Hi Jim, glad your recovery is going so well. 2.9 miles is impressive! My doc would not let me jog until 8 weeks post op. I hope you get cleared sooner. Take care and keep up the good recovery work. Please tell Donna I said "hi."
So glad to see the post from you today. I am
delighted to hear about your progress - and a
bit surprised at all the things you are able to do.
Slow & steady wins the race. From just one of
your many cheerleaders, Jan O.
Lost your email address! I chose the Marriott because of the mile to and from the hospital. I walk every day and need to get rid of the stress of this whole thing. So I did it on purpose! The place you stayed at was so cool. I looked it up online. I will be there alone, so knowing how/where to get meds is very helpful, thank you. Sounds like you are making progress every day. Keep it going....
Home is best. A day at a time seems to be the mantra. In a sermon yesterday, my priest talked about expectations and how we may react to them. High expectations, low expectations...how about no expectation? A day at a time....
So happy you are cleared to go home....that was the BEST part of the whole ordeal for me!! Ahhhh...that first shower was the best at home!! Travel safe and I am soooo happy for you and your family....keep on getting stronger. Thanks for the great update. Jamie Todor
It has been wonderful to get the regular reports from
Donna, and it is fantastic to hear directly from you. I have been on a regular dosage of coumadin for 10 years and the only negatives have been some easy bruising once in while and nicks from shaving that sometimes bleed a little longer than I'd like. Stay away from those greasy New York hamburgers and
take care of that staph infection. I am eager to see
your office door open every day. Ship
Glad your out Jim. Yes I can say watch your eating. I didn't get sick but even though I wanted certain foods I did not eat them. The apetite and digestive system are slow to come back. Small portions and nothing crazy. For some odd reason I love oranges more than ever. They go down easy and have lots of Vitamin C for healing. Lastly, watch your footing sir! We don't need you falling!! So, how was your Mt. Sinai experience?
Glad to hear you escaped from the hospital. You better down size those hamburgers to happy meals lol and watch those steps they are not your friend they will give you a high in a minute. lol. Take care and dont overdo'
For the long haul
So glad to hear you're doing so well and getting out - YAY! I've been fretting all yesterday and today about a ferry ride because of heavy seas...I guess your story puts mine into perspective pretty quickly - thanks! The kiwis and keas are all chirping their hearty support for your continued good recovery. Looking forward to a relaxed cold beverage or two this summer - see y'all soon! - hugs - Jill
So happy your echo came back great. I had the MAZE too and just one valve....and they kept me in for more than the usual time too. I know you will keep getting stronger and stronger. I was really tired and sore at first but really got to feeling better once I was home!! So glad Mitch came to see you....how cool is that!! Keep on fighting and getting stronger Jim....glad all is going great for you! Blessings. Jamie Todor
Great news on the echo! You are pretty much on same schedule as me after my mitral valve repair and Maze procedure. I was in the hospital six and a third days. My potassium and glucose levels were off and they would not discharge me until they had gotten within an acceptable range. Hope the coumadin straightens out soon.
Greetings from New Mexico! Thanks for all the good news coming from New York - it sounds like you are getting stronger every day. We are spending spring break in the beautiful high desert of New Mexico - a very healing place - so I have been sending healing thoughts every morning from here to you. We look forward to seeing you back in Athens soon.
Donna and Jim,
We are back from France and would love to visit Jim if he is feeling up to it. We are temporarily in midtown Manhattan. I will be in NYC today (Sat) and tomorrow, and then back from teaching in Conn on Thursday. Call me if convenient-- 614-668-2805.
Allan Samansky (Jim's coauthor).
We are so glad to hear all is going well. We know you so soon will be walking in Central Park. So glad your all together, nothing better than family love to help heal. Happy Birthday to Kristen a day late too! We are thinking of you and wishing you a speedy recovery. Love you all. Sandy
Jim, Donna, Kris & Nicole............Thoughts prayers and concerns continue. What an incredible journey this is. We are in Athens, Ga. -
you are far away in NYC - we are all on the same
bus. Before you come home, check out Central
Park. It will regenerate your batteries. Thank you for sharing. We are all connected. Hugs to
all, Jan Okey
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
You're doing great, Jim! Hallelu! You picked just the right place for a speedy recovery. And how wonderful to have all your girls under one roof tonight with you - that makes everything perfect. We're praying for you all, along this journey. By the way, if your pacemaker gives you a little too much energy, I can always email you the latest Session minutes to inspire a nap! (: Naaw - there's lots of good stuff going on, even during spring break! So enjoy yours - but we can't wait to see you back home soon enough - and eventually running the roadways again during lunch, of course! Blessings and peace - lots of love - Beecher