So glad to hear you sounding so strong and energetic, but that I realize Is just who you are. Still, I so admire you for that and all the courage, good humor and optimism you have had throught all this. It is just like you too to in the midst of all this you're focused on others - your precious daughter of course, your parents, other cardiac patients, our kids at CARES and the list goes on. Just so proud to call you a friend. Continued wishes for a speedy and perfect recovery! Love, Esther
PS Not much of a cook, but if there is anything else I can do - please don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks for your note, Steve. Honestly, I think I have ptsd from the whole week. Unfortunately, I didn't have the great week I had hoped for. In the end, though, having a "new heart" is all that counts. I have PT and RN coming to the house today. ..muscle spasms on-going to my right back, shoulder, and the usual fatigue and weakess.. but it is all so more bearable now that I am in my own bed. Truly home sweet home, dirty floors and messy kitchen included! KR
Hi Steve, just glanced at your note; I am glad you are home. I am with you.. I hated it, too. Listening to the birds from my bedroom window this a.m. never felt so good.
Best wishes, kind regards, Kate R
I don't think we've had a whole lot of contact, basically because we were going through pretty much the same thing at the same time. I reported to Mt. Sinai at 5:30 AM on May 11, and got home yesterday around 2:00 PM.
Nope, not a walk in the park but man o man, after a week in the hospital, one sure does look at the world in a new light. I just walked down to the end of my very lumpy dirt driveway (and back!) in beautiful sunshine, looking at the trees and the rhodies and irises and couldn't be more glad to be alive.
I wish you and your family a peaceful healing and look forward to watching your progress.
♥ What a JOYful update Steve! Your energy and enthusiasm oozes from your pores!
So glad for your walk and your fresh air and sunny outook ☼. and a fantastic support group!
Mom's surgery date 5/24, which is my Dad's birthday! Hoping for new Mom with so much energy it will be the best gift Dad ever received! :-)
While we will miss your short updates (did I remember he was concerned about your spelling or grammar?) it will be nice to hear from the horse's mouth how he is feeling both physically and mentally right now.
Thanks for doing a good job letting us know he made it thru okay and is now home.
I have been following your journey and getting the email updates!! So happy for you to be going home today! My Mom JoAnn age 77 is having her valve replacement surgery next Thursday in Duluth MN. I picked you to follow, don't know why.... just did! :-) She has no internet or computer so I have been reading and studying. She feels ready to roll the sooner the better. Parents live in Ely Minn. Take Care Steve! I'll be following........
Yo Stevie... I hear you have been relagated to secretary at the RoundTable! I missed because my daughter came home from college for short surprise visit! That means she needs money!!! Yesterday i confused myself on my vitamin stack and ended up taking 2000mg of Niacin.. I thought I was going to be joining you!!!!! I did learn something.. my productivity was amazing.. I'll be stacking Niacin for next month's meeting when you come back.. Be prepared.... Luv Ya Bro.. Speedo!
Hey all! Its me! Im signing my own guest book! From what im told im progressing well. These nurses are saints. They are. Ive had a racing heart beat and that is really scary. They are going to fix it.
Thanks to all of you! Your messages mean so much. I hope to be home sooon. Love, steve
I am confident Steve will do great. The first steps are the hardest because you are just so unsure of yourself. Soon enough, he will realize he can do this. Keep taking the pain meds to stay ahead of the pain. It will make rehab easier. And remember, they know what you are capable of, even if you don't. - Mitch Friedman
Good luck Steve, you can do this. After all you are now the role model for all of us who are going to be going thru this next :)
Has his daughter been able to visit or will he not see her until he is discharged? I am sure that even speaking to her would give him strength to persevere. K