It is amazing to see the courage and humor that you both are displaying in this rough patch. I commend you both! Keep it up and I know Steve will come out of this in great shape. You two are a great couple who will love each other for many, many years to come. Hang in there and get better day by day!
Thank you, Anne, for keeping us in the loop. Nice to hear from you that he also had some work done on his legs. Gratis I hope.
Tell Steve to quietly root for the Jets...no leaping or screaming.
Miss seeing that knucklehead on the soccer sidelines.
Steve, Anne and boys,
Congratulations on a very successful team accomplishment. I know that all of the love shared and support given have been crucial in this exciting outcome. Hooray. Love to all
B-you are amazing. You ability and willingness to share these milestones with all if Stevos fans -boy has he got them snowed - has been inspirational. Had anyone suggested that the tall skinny guy down the hall would be the love of my sisters life, I would have laughed. Ok so maybe I did, but now I am just purely thankful. Thankful that you have him, that he has you, and that this week has been so positive. We love the Granick clan very much. Robin sends hugs and AJ wants to know when he can take advantage of the gimp in a games of cards. I think Hearts is in order. Xoxo M
HEY STEVE WANT 2 LET U KNOW THAT UPS EVEN MISSES YOU.I TOLD MY SUPERVISOR HEY I NEED U TO SENT THIS DUDE A NOTE, FLOWERS OR SOMETHINGS SEND BEST WISHES FOR A SPEEDY RECOVERY.. TELL HIM IT'S FROM JAMAICAN JOHN>>HIS UPS DRIVER
Good Morning Steve,Ann and Boys,
We're thinking of you and your family all the time. Talked to Ann last night all is well she said. She a strong lady. Said you have to blow,cough and walk. Good job. Keep it up.
What a great journal for your friends to check in on how you guys are doing. Ann, I know theres family and alot of friends but if for any reason you or Steve need anything please let us know. ;) Young Family
We would expect nothing less than Steve kicking ass! And you writing such awesome and inspirational journal posts. You are both amazing and we are grateful to be your friends and are so happy that things are going so well. <3 MJ
We are so gald to hear that you're doing so well...didn't even know about the surgery until yesterday! We were really surprised to hear about it but so gald the news is so good. We're not at all surprised that Steve's humor didn't take long to shine through again. His doctors are probably enjoying having him around. You are such a wonderfully close and loving family...that will make the recovery a much easier process. If there is ANYTHING we can do to help you out, please let us know. We hope you continue on your path of a speedy, humor filled recovery! The Maruyama Family.
Steve: Your spirit and Annie's spirit as reflected in the journals certainly bode well for a great recovery. We can't imagine you with a buzz cut, but that will save lots of painful vanity episodes in the coming weeks. We're delighted to learn that your procedure(s) went well, and that you are finally out of ICU and in a normal room. Your heart was strong before the surgery, and just think how strong it will be when you are fully recovered. We'll continue to read the journals faithfully. Hugs to you, Annie, and your boys. Gene and Mary Ann Wilson
Nicely Done! Out of ICU into monitor room that quick! Obviously you recover from surgery faster than you swim! Great journal! but would have like to see the chest haircut pics.. Maybe could have donate the hairs or made a blanket out of it.
Keep on kickin butt!!! Our prayers are with you and your family. Hat off to Anne! You're awesome! Thanks Anne!
Hank and Sus
Did you know the Dalai Lama tweets? And yes I do follow him. Here is his quote for today
"Because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence."
Thought it was cool enough to share.
Following your journal with interest and can see that the old Granick humor is well intact as well as your wife's appreicative take on "time". Glad you are doing well and who says the old school Bruins were wimps, you are living proof that once every decade the UCLAN's produced someone of rare strength.
Since you seem to thrive on humor I will leave you this one:
Two engineering students were walking across UCLA campus when one said,
Where did you get such a great gold and blue bike?" The second engineer replied, "Well,
I was walking along yesterday minding my own business when a beautiful
woman rode up on this bike. She threw the bike to the ground, took off all
her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The second engineer nodded
approvingly, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit."
To the optimist, the glass is half full.
To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.
Though your not an engineer, I think you know the glass of life has taken on a new dimension, so I am sure you will continue to live it fullest! All the best and miss interacting with you, but no longer involved on the domestic side of things (strictly International).
Stevie and Anne - AWESOME job by both of you!! Thanks for the updates and keep cracking those jokes - maybe a new valve will even make them funnier than they used to be.... Can't wait to see you!
"Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them." W. Clement Stone
STEVO, sounds like you are hanging in there. Let the recovery begin…I think the new worry for Anne and the boys will be the rehab needed for post-recovery period to cure the addiction of being waited on “hand and foot”. Anne, may I suggest cold turkey as the best and surest method.
So incredibly happy to hear the positive results and that you are on the mend. You are truely blessed to have such a loving support group and you deserve it my friend!!! Also happy to hear that nurse Lauren is not nurse Ratched.
Anne - thanks for such great journal updates, I feel almost like I'm there. So awesome that the initial recovery is going so well and here's to a great day and being moved from ICU. Hugs to both of you~ MJ
This journal is the best! I thought about you guys about a million times yesterday and was so happy to read each of Anne's entries. So glad to know you will be moving out of ICU. I wish I had some good jokes to send and help you pass the time. Lots of love-Lindy (& the Welk gang)
Hi Mr. and Mrs. Granick! This is Kim Dorton, Fred's Mom (Anne's student). I am so happy things are going well and that recovery is well underway. I was just at Kaiser this morning till about 11:00 am and would have stopped by and given you a big hug Mrs. Granick. Take care and please know that your family is in my prayers!
I saw a post to you on facebook from George Wright, and just found out what has been going on with you. I know we haven't seen eachother for years, but I wanted you to know that I am thinking about you and sending positive energy to you and your family.
Lots of love to you, Steve!
I am home today for the 1st day since my surgery (aortic valve replacement)1 week ago. Just wanted to let you know I am feeling great, but being realistic too that some days may be tougher than others! By tomorrow you WILL be amazed that the procedure is over and you are on the mend. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to post them. My famaily did the same for me and it helped!!!!