I was impressed with your positive attitude and your reaching out for support by creating this blog. I could tell you have confidence in your medical people. I truly hope you have successfull replacement and I quick recovery. Best wishes and prayers for the future. Mike K
Hi Joanne: So reassuring to know that you will be in good hands at UVa Hospital and under the best of care. We hope all will go well and sned our good wishes and keep you in our prayers. Fondly Lucille and Ken
Just left a message on your phone -- really sorry I missed your call last nite. I was shocked to hear about the need for surgery and am glad you're in good hands now. Call when you can and please take care of yourself!! You're very special to all of the Blue Ridge group!!
I am "Bobbie"-Roberta's oldest daughter. So are we 2nd cousins?? Roger D. sent me your link. We will keep you in thoughts and prayer during this time. They can do such great medical/surgical help these days.
As you most likely know, your aunts, my grandmother, Virginia and aunt Sybil both had valve problems I thought due to rheumatic fever as children. My 19 yr. son has a slight heart valve issue too, but no concerns at this point.
Hi Joann- I'm so sorry that you need surgery, but you have chosen an EXCELLENT heart surgeon. John Kern is a very meticulous and fabulous cardiac surgeons- so you're in wonderful hands. Please let me know if I can do anything for you. Are you taking time off before surgery? I'm just wondering if it would help for me to schedule appt early before surgery. I'll be praying for you! I work @ UVA- so, please don't hesitate to let me know if I can do anything for you. Blessings, Ginny Anderson
We are thinking of you and we are confident that your strong will and powerful spirit will bring you a better valve and ...some food from the C&O Restaurant. I suspect you will not be able to eat anything substantial for a day or so...i will check in but Please tell your sister to email me personally to let me know when you are ready for some real food!! Lots of Love Grace, Dave and Pat Simpson
Wow, how quick things are happening! Glad you found Adam's book and this site. Many of us have had our surgeries (mine was last month) and quite a few are in the holding pattern with dates as far out as June 21st. Speaking for myself and I believe the others too, you should get any questions answered that you might have. Pray the time goes by quickly for you.
Welcome to HVJ. Your wheels are spinnng really fast and sometimes that's good as there's not much time to dwell on what's happening. I had a mitral valve repair in Oct/09 and am doing fine. Hope you have some time to search through some of the journals here for some really good ideas about what's ahead. It might help you prepare. You are in my prayers.
It seems you have everything set up and are ready to go. If you have any questions, there are many on this site who can help you. I had mitral valve repair surgery on March 2 and am doing great. I am sure you will do just great and we will all be praying for you.