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Surgery Aug 9
« on: August 01, 2010, 01:07:39 PM »
I won't be posting or answering email from Aug 3 to about Aug 16.  I am having open heart surgery to replace my aortic valve at the Cleveland Clinic on Aug 9.  Hopefully, it will be a minimally invasive surgery with only a 3-4 inch cut through my sternum.  I will be in ICU a couple days and pretty much out of it for a few days after that. I am going up this week for all my pre-testing.

I wanted to make sure people knew why I was not answering email or answering posts.  Chuck will be watching the Hip Talk Discussion Group so nothing goes wrong while I am gone.  It is always being moderated so spam, porn, ads and big arguments are not posted.  Thank You to Chuck for his past efforts and for watching the group while I am gone.

I will see everyone on the other side and will post an update when I can.  The Cleveland Clinic is rated as the Number 1 heart hospital in the US.  My surgeon has replaced over 2700 valves, so he is very experienced.  If anyone has valve problems and wants to be part of another great discussion group, check out the Valve Replacement.Org Forum
http://www.valvereplacement.org/forums/forum.php

Pat
« Last Edit: August 01, 2010, 01:10:35 PM by Pat Walter »
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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 01:26:00 PM »
Heal quickly Patty..... we all will miss you for a few weeks but when it's all over you'll be like a 20 year old girl  ;-)

Don't worry about the forum, this is a great group.

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 01:29:35 PM »
Best wishes for your surgery.

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010, 01:49:18 PM »
Certainly wish you well.

Dan



Proud To Be Dr. De Smet's First Uncemented Conserve Plus, Left, August 2010

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 05:25:01 PM »
Pat, my most positive thoughts will be with you. You have brought us all such "peace of mind" with this website. I'm sure everyone is pulling for you. Godspeed recovery. Luann
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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010, 05:42:02 PM »
Best wishes for a speedy recovery, Pat!  You are coming to the best possible place to have your heart surgery! 
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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010, 06:25:27 PM »
Dear Pat,

Very best wishes,

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010, 11:17:02 PM »
Pat, best wishes and catch you on the flipside. moe
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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 12:29:05 AM »
Best wishes, Pat.  "See" you on the other side.

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 02:57:58 AM »
Dear Pat.
I am sure that once again you will heal quickly with no problems. If you need any good advice on recovery, I know of a gal named Pat that always gives good advice on such things. You should probably listen to her ;)
Best wishes,

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 03:43:35 AM »
Hi Pat,
 "Absence makes the Heart grow fonder."  Just know that your time away you'll be in our prayers. Your heart will heal stronger then ever. Blessings my friend, Shelly Perlmutter
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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 07:12:40 AM »
This forum gave me the inspiration and confidence I needed to go for my hip resurfacing in April, so now it’s my turn to say “Good luck Pat, and hurry back soon".  

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 08:11:58 AM »
Best wishes Pat !!   Let us know how it went as soon as your able, Bill

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 11:27:34 AM »
May all the good you have done for others return to you tenfold.
See ya on the other side   :)
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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 11:17:00 PM »
Best wishes Pat for a speedy recovery.

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2010, 12:42:29 AM »
Praying for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery for someone who deserves both.
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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2010, 04:49:04 AM »
Best wishes Pat,
Hope all turns out well for ya.

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Re: Surgery Aug 9
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2010, 03:19:46 PM »
Big Bill here....wishing you all the best in getting back your active lifestyle. You deserve it   ;)  !!!

     Big Bill  C.A.S.H.   8)

 

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