What wonderful news that you did so well they released you early. Nothing like being in your own home to recover! I imagine you are sleeping in a recliner or propped up in bed? Your partner is a keeper, going through trials either strengthens or weakens a relationship. Yours is stronger.Keep us up to date.
JoAnn, Gerry and I are very happy to hear your good news. Wow, you must be a very good shape that they're sending you home so soon! Great!! You'll sleep better and recover faster by being home. Way to go!
Way to be strong Joanne! I know you'll be happier at home, and the kitties can snuggle up for more comfort. I'll call you next week to see how I can help, once you've gotten settled in. Meanwhile, heal well :)
Hi JoAnne, Am so glad that you are home and that Steve will be taking good care of you. I just figured this guestbook thing out.
Do you need anything? I hope to drop by to see you sometime next week. Take care of yourself and hopefully you will be able to sleep better at home. You have done an amazing job. Take care. Madeleine
Congratulations on your successful surgery. You can now stand tall and be very proud of joining a new branch of the HVJ - post-op and rehab advancements. Now it will be all about getting on your feet, doing your breathing exercises and walking. Look forward to your future. Cheers.
I have been thinking about you so much and praying for you every day. You are such a dear person. I am deeply grateful thatyou have been blessed with the excellent treatment and care needed to be strong and well.
Please know that you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear "Jo", I was glad to hear you are out of ICU. It's a bit exhausting at first. Take a nap when you need to as well as pain meds. Also ask questions- they expect that, and it helps in your recovery. Wishing you good thoughts and sending love your way. Love, Mary lou, your sister-in-law
JoANNE, We are SOOOOOO Happy about your successful surgery! We all look forward to your at home recovery! Ja'net, thank you for the GREAT updates on your sister's progress. There is nothing better than a sibling that you are close to who gives your the spiritual support like you have given JoAnne! Thanks for the wonderful news! Larry
Joanne - So glad to hear you are doing well! My thoughts and prayers have been with you these last few days (and will continue to be). Taking care of your health is one of the greatest gift you can give your loved ones! I am sure that they appreciate it.
Looking forward to seeing you SOON. Wanda
Joanne - Glad to hear you are doing well! Wishing you a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers have been (and will continue) to be with you. T
I am so pleased and relieved that everything went so well! I envy you for your thoughtful and upbeat spirit in encountering this "bump in the road", and look forward to the day when you are home with Steve again.
I shall continue to keep you in my prayers.
The Reynolds' family is so glad to hear that your operation was a success! :) If you'd like some company, please let me know. I'll be working at the hospital all next week and could certainly stop by when you are up to having visitors.
Now that the old chassis has a new part, she should really be classy!
JoAnne, I am so happy for you and wish you all the best. I say "shungo, shungo, shungo" meaning "heart" in Quichua, the language of the Incas. It is one of the healing chants of the Ecuadorian shamans to make sure that there are no barriers in your path to recovery. Shungo, Shungo, Shungo!
Thanks for the update that all went well. Even though she says she doesn't want visitors for a couple of days, would think she would be cheered by your being there and giving her your love and a gentle hug. Prayers for an easy recovery.
Hi "Jo", We heard from our sister Janet by phone just a few minutes ago. Surgery is over and you are OK. We know God is watching over you and you are in one of the top hospitals. We are keeping you in our prayers. You have such a kind and gentle spirit. Keep up the positive outlook- you're going to do great !! Love to you, lots of hugs and kisses, your brother Jeff, Mary Lou, Emily, and Sarah
Good evening, JoAnn and Ja'net. Gerry and I are hoping to read an update tonight(?) on how the surgery went today. Hoping to hear something soon. All our good hopes and wishes to you, JoAnn!
JoAnne, I have thought about you today with a light hearted feeling that your spirit is well and that your body will be well now. I wish you a speedy recovery; no one can tell stories with a laugh like you can [and I need a hair cut} ! Ha Ha See you soon, Larry Whitlock
Well, you're all set for the big day. Pray the surgery goes well and tomorrow at this time you will be in CICU and on your way to recovery. Just do all the staff ask of you, they are the pros and you'll be fine.
Just wanted to wish you all the best with your upcoming surgery! I know you will come through with flying colors. I just met with the surgeon yesterday and my surgery is scheduled for June 3rd, so I look forward to reading about you experience.
Wishing you good luck today for your cath and will be following along as you travel through the heart surgery maze. A good positive attitude will help you conquer what comes and I pray your surgery and recovery are successful and quick.
In the end I say it's really not so bad. Having your dear dad around with his quick sense of humour will definitely be a boost.
Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking about you, praying for you, and know everything will go well tomorrow. You're very blessed to be here where the care is so great. And when you get home you'll have your Dad and Steve to wait on you hand and foot.
Tomorrow is the beginning of your new life. How exciting! Our lives are very much alike. My Mom passed away 7 years ago, and my Dad has been lost without her ever since. I take care of him, splitting my time here and at my fiances'. Dad will be staying with us at my fiances' while I recuperate. My surgery is May 19th.
All the best to you, and I will be thinking of you tomorrow and you will be in my prayers.
Hi Joanne! Well,tomorrow is the big day! I hope it doesn't "change" your big, beautiful heart in any way. Best of luck, Arnie and I are thinking good thoughts. I guess I'll read how long you're in the hospital from this website and when you're busting out so I can come see ya'? Love Pam
What an encouragement to read your entry! Here you are
uplifting your readers when you are the one about to have
surgery! Thank you for sharing your story and your heart-
Carl, Dorothy, and I will continue to pray for you as you
go to surgery and recover. I am so grateful for God's good plans to have your dad here and for how you learned of your need for surgery and how your client referred you to Dr. Kern,.... His ways are wonderful!
We'll be following your progress.
JoAnn, Gerry (Bishop) and I (Pam Bartlett) have had you on our minds, esp. this morning. You are so prepared! No question has been left unasked, and you have a great surgeon, so we look forward to hearing all about your new-found post-op energy! Best wishes for tomorrow.
I'm thinking about you Jo Anne, and sending white light your way :) I'll be following your recovery with the help of your sister. You're strong and courageous, and will be feeling so-o-o-o much better once you are healed. Cynthia
Good Morning JoAnne
You are most likely in the midst of your heart cath now. Hopefully there will be no surprises and your coronary arteries are clear. Prayers for a successful surgery tomorrow and glad someone will be posting your updates after surgery so we will know how well you're doing.
Hi JoAnne, I am thinking positive thoughts about your surgery and know that everything will turn out fine. Wishing you the best. Fondly, Janet I will keep checking in to get updates on your progress and recovery.
You are an amazingly strong women. I applaud your organizational skills and your sober realistic additude.
I know you will be OK. If there is anything you need help with just call. You are in good hands, Gods healing energy is with you.
Just wanted you to know that I was thinking about you and hoping that you're getting some R & R before your big day! Keep taking care of yourself. You'll be in the best hands ever at UVAH and I know that you'll do just fine. And you'll feel like Superwoman after a bit of healing and recovery time. Watch out World!