Upcoming Heart Surgery
Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:22 PM
After reading about Typhoon's upcoming surgery, I thought I would solicit prayers and well-wishes for mine as well.
I go in for an angiogram/heart cath on June 7th, followed on June 8th by aorta valve replacement surgery. This surgery had been scheduled for last November, but was put off in order to deal with the lymph node and voice box cancer treatments/surgery I just got through recovering from (100% cancer-free, praise God!). I also wanted to finish my MBA degree (this Saturday is last day!) before doing this, as I didn't want to interfere with my progress on that,
I will find out if any bypass is needed on the 7th, and will likely have a pacemaker put in, since I have never outgrown the heart murmur I was born with, and have atrial fibrillation as a result. I am confident that the surgery will go well, but I am a bit nervous about it. So, any words of encouragement will certainly be appreciated! Thank you.
Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:41 PM
Best of luck with your procedure, I have to go to the hospital to the Pre Admittance Clinic on Friday. I will meet with the surgeon and the anesthesiologist and be given a date for the surgery. It is anticipated that it will be sometime in June. It would be a lie if I said that I wasn't a little aprehensive, however my next door neighbor had a bypass done 9 weeks ago and he was out cutting the grass today. Again Sreve good luck, I'm sure you'll be back on the diamond before you know it.
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:28 AM
I pray all goes well. Our thought are with you!
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:50 AM
"To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham
Posted 29 May 2012 - 09:31 AM
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Posted 31 May 2012 - 10:50 AM
You sure are facing a lot of stuff coming up........... and you can be confident that the prayers and well wishes of your friends go with you. Like Welpe, imy daily devotions, I will be praying for you and all those heathcare professionals that will be assisiting in gods work....
best wishes, and fervent prayers
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Posted 10 June 2012 - 08:34 AM
Had the surgery. Successful. Very sore. Post again soon. Thank you for all the prayers. I'll post again when I feel better.
Sounds great. Listen to the umpires (doctors, nurses, etc.) about the rules you need to go by to help in your recovery. No arguing. When you are ready, come on back. We are better with you on our team at this forum.
Posted 14 June 2012 - 03:07 AM
Anyhow, I am going to be doing a lot of PT and walking to get back in shape, but my fingers are still working, so there's no excuse not to post here. Thanks to everyone who said prayers or wished me well. I don't recommend this if you can avoid it.
Typhoon, I am sure you will do just fine as well. It's tough but doable! Oh, and I got my MBA on June 1st, which is what I had been putting off the surgery for, and I am stoked!
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