Mike, may the Lord Bless you and all your family and friends today. Lord please lay your hand on all who will be operating on Mike and give them the power to perform a successful surgery. We also pray for a successful recovery and especially be with Melinda and the kids and show them your awesome healing power. AMEN. Again Mike Good Luck. Chaney
Prayed mnay times yesterday for the two of you and will continue to pray today. You have been blessed with a supportive family, and I am so glad that Jenn and Beth are with you and Mike. I will pray that the minimally invasive surgery is the procidure that will be done.
Howdy Mike and Malinda, Glad to hear that you are on track for the minimally invasive procedure!I'm so pleased to know you are in good hands.Dave heard this on the radio last week, "God is never unavailable, unaware, unwilling or unable. He is as close to us as the air we breathe! God is so good.Give all big hugs. Love you all!
HI MIKE, GLAD TO HEAR THE HEART CATH WENT WELL. YOU HAVE BEEN IN THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS. WILL CHECK BACK IN LATER TOMORROW. I WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW MOM GETS ALONG. HANG TUFF AND KNOW THAT YOU ARE LOVED ALOT. ALL MY LOVE TO MALINDA SHEILA
I'm another CC alum and hope all of your procedures go well and that your recovery is as fast and easy as mine! I think you will look back and be thankful that they were so incredibly careful about infection before surgery.
My cardiologist didn't think I should go to CC because I would just be a number but you will soon find out that the number is ONE! I can't say enough for that hospital. Knowing what I know now, if CC were half way around the world, I would still make the trip.
Dr. Rosseli gets rave reviews so I am sure you will come through with flying colors!
Malinda emailed me that you were having surgery this week. I'll be keeping you in my prayers and special prayers for you and your doctors throughout the day of your surgery. It sounds like you picked an excellent team and you have full confidence in them. That's important.
It'll be good to get this done and behind you, won't it? Keep a positive outlook and know that prayers are being said.
God Bless You,
Hey Mike, sounds like things are going good. I've communicated with Buck, Hahn, Suiter, Kline and Spodeck. We've got you on the prayer list at Trinity United Methodist Church in the big town of Lapel, I had to laugh when I got a call from the Church secretary asking if this was Carol Hannah's Mike. We changed your name to Paul Michael Hannah, saw the other Mike in Church Sunday and cautioned him about getting a call. Good luck Pal, wishing you the best.....Chaney
Hey Mike, Glad to see things are moving along for you. Sue and I are praying for a speedy recovery. Mom is having surgery on the 2nd and I am going down for that. Hang in there "Ziggy" I'll keep in touch.
Mike & Malinda,
Glad to hear that you have arrived safely. It's nice that the guest house is close to the clinic. It will make it easier for both of you. By the time you get this, most of your tests will be over and you will be able to eat. Isn't it amazing how hungry you get when told not to eat?
Hope you had a nice drive to Ohio. It was sure a nice day to travel. We have been thinking about you and Malinda and we just wanted you to know you are certainly in our thoughts and prayers. We have shared the news of your procedure with our church family and we are sure the will and power of God will be with you every step of the way.
I've had 2 angiograms in the past and all I can tell you is to keep your socks on cause it's cold in there. The valium was pretty good though.
Be good and you guys hang in there. Your support team is sending positive energy and lots of prayers your way!
Mike Dave and I have you in our prayers. We are so thankful for your friendship and love. We wish you were not so far away so that we might visit you in the hospital. Please tell Malinda that we are also praying for her. We know that you will come sailing through
Hey Dad just wanted to write you a little note to say that when you feel blue, just remember that we are there with our arms wrapped around you telling that we love you and that everything is going to be okay! I love oyu so much and I will see you soon! Love your wonderful daughter, Bethany
Just wanted to let you know we are thinking of you! Be nice to the nurses. We have ways of getting back at you...enemas, rectal temps, etc. Just kidding you won't need any of those. Be sure and ask for a warm blanket tomorrow. It's always cold in the surgery rooms. It will be a breeze. Trust me you won't remember a thing.
Hi, Uncle Mike!
We are sure missing you guys today!!!
It sounds like you'll be in great hands in Cincinnati. We are all keeping you in prayer and know that God has you in His hands. Give yourself and Aunt Malinda a hug for me!
Hi Mike...We just finished having lunch and missed you helping us enjoy the goodies. It is a nice sunshiny day and I know that you will be out soon to enjoy them! Iknow the choice of doctors that you have chosen has been the one for you and you will soon be well. Give your lovely wife a hug and kiss from us and Hugs and kisses to you TOO! God be with you and keep you safe. Love, Mom
Hi, Mike...Shelia just e-mailed about your surgery...I also know a little about major surgery...Like others in the family, I had my right knee replaced this summer...Do everything the doctors tell you and I'm sure you'll do fine...As Lew says "Getting old ain't for sissys"...That's for sure...With this site, I will be able to keep up with your progress...Good Luck..Love, Melody
HI MIKE!!! I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT YOU ALOT. HAVE PASSED ON INFORMATION TO FAMILY SO WE CAN BE IN TOUCH. I KNOW YOU ARE GOING TO BREEZE THROUGH THIS BECAUSE YOU HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK. LOVE & PRAYERS, SHEILA
Mike,good luck,I will make sure that our friends are aware of your surgery 12/01/2010.
It was good to talk with you again. Be advised that I will put you on the prayer list at the Trinity United Methodist Church, Lapel, IN.
Thanks for the note to me. It was Nancy who asked about the dentist. My surgery was at the CC and I had my dental visit prior to surgery and had no problems. Apparently as I read journals from others, the dental clearance is not standard protocol at most hospitals and that surprises me. You will also be given strict orders about pre op body and mouth cleansing the night before and morning of your surgery. That's why they have an almost non existent infection rate, something to be happy about!
Mike and Malinda,
Wishing you the best during this difficult time. Fortunately, they are getting you in quickly. Sometimes, the waiting is the hardest. From everything I've heard, you are going to the best place for heart care. Just remember that recovery takes longer than when we were younger!! You will be on my prayer list.
We wish you the best and will be praying for you during the surgery and recovery time. Sounds like you've done your homework and have chosen the best medical team to take care of you. We look forward too seeing you guys again soon either at your lakehouse or our cabin.
Doug & Bonnie
I remember when I got my packet from the CC, it was so compete, they don't miss a thing. Had my surgery in March with Dr. Gillinov. Who is your surgeon? They're all top notch as you know. I got a bovine mitral valve and a reoair to my tricuspid. Don't forget to download the relaxation/guided imagery tape they tell you about. I found it very helpful. Of course, I had to wait 2 1/2 months from the time they gave me my date and the actual surgery. But I did listen every day and was actually listening when they wheeled me into the OR. Made a big difference post op, also. Good luck, it's not really that bad, just do whatever the staff tells you to do, they are the experts. You'll have a wonderful Christmas with your repaired heart. Best wishes from FL.
Welcome to the website! I have just started on it myself and I don't know what I would do without it!! The people here are so warm and supportuve and Adam and his book are invaluable. Sounds like CC is very thorough...I'm curious about why you would need to go to the dentist. I know dentists can tell a lot about your heart from your teeth (my brother is a dentist) and whether or not their condition is contributing to cardiac issues; is that why?? I to was very close to going to CC for a consult and possibly my AVR procedure, but decided to just get to it and not have to travel at this time of year. I scheduled my procedure for 2 weeks after my consult, just be sure I didn't take any more chances with my very stenotic aortic valve. You are lucky in that you are now going to be part of a really cool club here on HVJ: There are several wonderful people here that have had (or will have) their procedure performed at CC: Ricki, Fran, Mark, Anne, and Laurie. You are in good company. I'm sure you will be hearing from some of them.
Good luck with all your pre-op actvities and with the procedure. I will be thinking of and praying for you...You will have your procedure the day after me, so we have a lot in common.
Be well and try to take good care of yourself before the big day. I have been baking which is something I really enjoy. It takes my mind off of everything and relaxes me. So I guess if there's nothing in the house when I am away...."Let them eat cake!!!!"
Warm regards and good wishes,