I had a bicuspid aorta that caused aortic regurgitation. The "gurge' finally caused an infection in my mitral valve. This caused my mitral valve to fail and gurge. I basically had the same surgery that you are just recovering from...and I am OK. Remember that you are going to have bouts of depression, so keep your chin up. Here's to your quick recovery!
Hi Kelly. We are all thinking of you. Tell us how you're doing when you feel strong enough. Let me know if you want a visitor at UCLA and I'll come and walk a few loops with you around the ward to help you on the road to recovery. Maybe you'll tire me out! -- DVB
Kelly just wanted you to know I think of you often and know you are going to be feeling so much better here shortly. You are in my prayers and I wish you a speedy recovery. Please keep us all informed. Your old friend, Debbie Kirylo Carpenter
You are an amazingly strong young woman and you are going to be better than ever before! Just remember each day you WILL feel better! We are all praying for your speedy recovery in our house! XOX
Go get 'em Kelly. In 24 hrs, you will have this over with and on your way to feeling better. You will be sore but knowing it is over, it will be a big relief. Focus on your recovery and push yourself...you will do great.
Looking forward to reading your post surgery posts.
I just read your story today, the day of your surgery.
It was a long haul for you. I am in that excruciating waiting period as you have been. I will be looking forward to hear an update from your brother that your surgery went weel and you're on the road to recovery. Will be sending positive vibes your way.
I just wanted you to know that you are not alone and I more than understand your frustration with the waiting. Usually the ones that the surgeon takes a while to schedule are the ones the go the best because he has done his research and wants to make sure he is doing what is right for you. I can't wait until we see another journal entry from you to see how you are progressing. Be well and I look forward to your next update.
Hey lady, All my prayers are for you today. I know it will all go as planned. Just remember, us Macy kids are tough cookies. You are one of the strongest people I know. Also, you will forget about all of the struggles that you have been through. The human mind is amazing. Go get em my friend, the best is yet to come!
Hi Kelly, just wanted to "stop by" and tell you good wishes for tomorrow. I'm not saying good luck because I don't think luck has anything to do with it. You will be in great hands...great surgeons guided by God Himself! You seem to be such a sweet girl, I am so happy you are finally on the way to being "fixed".
Hugs and love! God bless!
Still waiting...Linda Dixon
Great news about your surgery date! 22 & 12 are my two favorite numbers, so I think that's a good omen, right? Surgery can be scary (esp yours) & I really respect you for refusing to back down from it - I think a good attitude like yours is a huge part of a speedy recovery & better outcome overall. I'll be praying extra hard for u this week & hope you feel up to posting here again real quick. Love you!