Debbie, Andre, Amelia, and Averie Bielski posted a note for Natalie that says:
Our prayers go out to you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you all.
Anything at all.
We hope you are holding up OK in this time of need. I know things will be just fine and you will come through this with flying colors. We are all praying for you.
Hope Long posted a note for Natalie that says:
Prayers for a very smooth surgery and quick recovery. I know you, you will be up and looking gorgeous in no time!!!!
Your St Jude family will take very good care of you!
Love and Hugs from the Longs
Silvia Bowen posted a note for Natalie that says:
I am out of town, but Bruce heard a prayer intention for you at Mass on Sunday. So sorry you are having to go through this, but we hope and pray for all good outcomes and a smooth recovery. Take care!
Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
Silvia, Bruce and kids.
The Foy Family posted a note for Natalie that says:
We just wanted to let you know that we're thinking of you and praying for a smooth surgery and speedy recovery. We're here to help you and your family in any way. Much love, The Foys
XXOO, Jamie,Megan,Leah and Chelsea posted a note for Natalie that says:
This journal provides a great opportunity to let you know we are holding you close in thought in the days ahead.
I'm sending up prayers...
of Faith...you will be feeling strong again soon!
of Hope... that you feel the protective embrace of your family and friends
(you can do this!)
and of LOVE... because we do!
Michelle Tauber posted a note for Natalie that says:
Wishing you all the best and a very quick and easy recovery. I know you will have a great outcome with the surgery. Stay strong, have faith, and be positive. I will pray for you and your family as well as all the doctors, nurses, and surgical team.
Thank you for setting up this journal to keep us posted. I can't wait to visit you -when you are ready for company and see your big smile and happy heart!
Love you so much my friend!
Aaron Morris posted a note for Natalie that says:
You are fantastic! I miss your smiling face and laughter. We arent that far apart, distance wise, but it seems like another continent !! You will be in my constant prayers.
Jimmy Johnson posted a note for Natalie that says:
Good Luck! I had the very same condition that I was born with and it was discovered when I was 22 and watched for 16 years. I had AVR in Feb of last year with a Bovine tissue valve. I had all the same questions fears you may have. I can tell you for me waiting was the worst part. It's been 16 months since my surgery and I feel 10 years younger.
You will be surprised of what you can do. I also had a bunch of pajamas but I made myself get dressed in normal clothes. I didn't want an excuse of not doing anything. I was walking 4 miles a day after being home for 3 weeks.
My kids helped alot. My oldest was 5 when I had the surgery(now 7). I didn't want them to come and see me in the hospital because I knew i would look diff and with the meds I wouldn't be in the right frame of mind.
It sounds like you have a good thought process and a great support group. Please let me know if you have any questions on anything..Hospital stay..what it's like when you come home..etc.
Jimmy Johnson AVR 2/20/12
Jean Trausch posted a note for Natalie that says:
I had AVR surgery Feb 19 of this year. Put all of your trust in Jesus and you will get through everything just fine. You'll feel His peace :)
I'm feeling great now, have a lot more energy and have been able to enjoy my children's activities this summer!
You'll be in my prayers. God bless you, Jean Trausch
Lynn Ennis posted a note for Natalie that says:
I am having an AVR in October...Long wait for me! I am preparing as best I can and am feeling relaxed and peaceful as well. I will be happy when its over. Such a surprise to even be in this situation, no?
Good luck to you,You will be fine, its a journey and an experience. Sounds like you have it together girl!
Barbara Sparkman posted a note for Natalie that says:
My sweet daughter, I feel that you have made the best decision for your future. My love for you is boundless...I believe that God will be with you and with Dr. Wolfe 's team...Just enjoy those funny little people in our lives. I will be there soon to get one of your wonderful hugs.
Adriana posted a note for Natalie that says:
Been thinking about you and meaning to call and check in. This is a great idea for keeping your friends and family involved and in the loop. We are sending loving thoughts and prayers for a smooth surgery and easy, quick recovery. We love you and will be checking in often to see how you are doing.
Dad and Betty Ann posted a note for Natalie that says:
Just a note to say you are in our prayers and our church family is praying for you too. We love you very much. Will see you on Thursday.
Jeff O posted a note for Natalie that says:
Hi Natalie, I'll be having the same surgery in 6 weeks and 4 days. My ascending aorta is the problem, but my aortic valve may "ok". My surgeon is confident I can keep my aortic valve though I have to pick what type of replacement just in case. I really think waiting is tough. Wishing you good luck and a quick recovery.