Hi Bill!! You don't know me, but my name is Annie and I work with your sister, Leeann. She is a very special lady and I love her dearly. You and your doctors will be at the top of my prayer list for a very successful sugery, and a quick recovery. God speed!
You don't know me, I am a friend of Vicky's. She has told me so much about you that I sometimes feel like I know you.
I just wanted to say that I am praying daily that everything goes good with everything you are going thru. Will have even more prayers going on Friday. It sounds like you have some great doctors and awesome friends.....I'm sure it will all go just fine.
Hugs & Smiles, Janie
Bill, just got on line after having company and relatives over the past month. I had no idea you were going through this. Charlie and I will keep you in our thoughts and prayer. Always remember that a positive attitude is the best medicine and take care of yourself. Kathy
Hi Bill. The hardest part for me was leading up to surgery. The day I checked into the hospital (day before my surgery) I felt somewhat relieved; I had made my decision, had a good surgeon and was ready to put it behind me. The surgery was a piece of cake for my surgeon, as I am sure it will be for you as well.
I am excited for you to get it done and put it behind you.
You're going to do great. I can't wait to read your recovery posts.
While I was speaking with a fellow psychologist about my anxiety concerning my diagnosis and surgery, she recommended a really great book to thay really helped her through a challenging surgery.
The book title is Prepare for Surgery, Heal Faster, by Peggy Huddleston. There are accompanying relaxation tapes that have anchored me every day and especially as I drift towards thinking the worst which is so counter-productive but ever so human.
My daughter placed the relaxation tapes on my i-Touch and I was able to listen to them during my CATH. I will listen to the tape while I am in the "holding room" at NYPH next week and while in recovery. I know that I will be in pain but the tapes really help me to view surgery and recovery in a very different light.
Peggy Huddleston is a doctor of divinity and social work from Harvard U and she cites a great deal of research that is surffacing about the impact of relaxation techniques and meditation on the healing process.
Like this website that Adam Pick created, this book is another very useful support for those of us dealing with a very difficult situation.
I know/hope we will all have great success in our surgery and recovery but we need a little help in this process.
You can google the book title and order the book and CD online.
Best of luck to you. I'm trying to prepare as well. I will be having surgery in September. If the waiting is the hardest part, I sure have a healthy dose of it. Good thing as I still have my wisdom teeth and heart cath to get through. Best of luck to you and a speedy recovery. Will keep you and your family in my prayers
I know there are alot of things racing through your mind my friend. My pre-op testing is monday morning, but my surgery isnt until the 30th.
When all of your emotions and concerns start to build up remember this; your doctors found your condition in time! Without this surgery you would not be here. Some of the best professionals in the world are there to save you in the nick of time.
It's a beautiful life and yours just got extended my friend :)
I'm glad to hear your surgery is scheduled for the 24th. You'll be bionic. Very cool. I know you'll come through all this with flying colors. Rest and relax. Can't wait to see you in shorts sitting in that Lazy Boy.
To my Brother Bill-
I know that we have recently reconnected but I never stopped thinking about you. I now wish that we wouldn't have let such petty little things come between us. I think our future should be a little brighter:) I think we can agree to disagree on certain issues and hopefully not let them come between us ever again. We don't know how much time we have left on this planet but I don't want to waste another year on crap! I know that you will come out on top and beat this. You're getting new parts as you have given so much of your old one's that's what I believe:) and when you get your new part's then your big heart can keep on giving:) Always carry my love with you in your heart as I will do the same and will always think about you and do think about you always even though I haven't seen you in forever. Please listen to what the pro's have to say and follow order's put your stubborn way's to the side so that we may have you on this earth for another 50 years! I love you very much and my thoughts and prayer's are with you. Your sister Leeann
What a great idea so everyone can be beside you all the way and keep up on your progress.
Can see you have many prayers going up for you and many caring friends and family. Please know we care also Love you
Honey, you will be fine. We will all be there with you and you do not have to worry about a thing other than getting better. The other worries are for us to take care of for you. I will be there when you wake tomorrow. (No, it won't be a nightmare your having and I wont be the ceiling fan!!) I love you!