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    Comfortably Numb John Powell's Avatar
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    Wife Healing Well and Headed Home Soon
    For those who know of my wife's surgery she is doing great. They repalced a valve in her heart Monday and are talking about letting us go tommorrow. The 200 mile drive has me a little nervous, and if they say stay another day I'm fine with that. Nine days so far.

    I have been staying in a motel by night and the hospital by day. Thanks to the nice folks here in the LSU library for letting me get onlline and check my stuff and get distracted. They even gave me a security pass.

    Thanks again for the good wishes and prayers.

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    I hope everything turns out well with your wife - from the sounds of it, she seems to be doing better. Best wishes!

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    So glad to hear she is doing well after surgery. Valve replacements are quite common, but still major surgery. Hope all goes well and you have a short, safe trip home.
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    **hugs** and good thoughts going out to both of you... you as the caregiver and her as the quickly recovering patient....
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    Good news! Thanks for letting us know bumpaw!

    All the best to you and healing wishes and prayers to your wife!
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    Glad to hear she is doing well. Here's to an uneventful and safe trip home
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    Thanks to all the well wishers. No word yet on discharge. They like to make it spontaineous. I'm missing my spell checker.

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    Great to hear that all is coming along good BP. Best of wishes to you and your wife.
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    hope she feels bettter

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    hugs and best wishes to you both
    I've been out of the loop on this one, so I'm sorry for the late post, but I'll keep you both in my prayers.

    hugs and well wishes to you both. I'm glad she's ok!
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    have a safe trip home
    Great to hear that her recovery is coming along smoothly. As soon as the Dr. feels that it is time to discharge her, have a safe trip home.

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    Hi bumpaw,
    Glad to hear your wife is doing well after surgery. Have a safe trip home.
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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery - for your wife and for her caring sidekick. Don't forget that the caretaker needs a nap from time to time also.

    You probably already know this - but the drive home will be helped immensely if she has a pillow to hug and maybe put between her and the seatbelt.

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    I'm sorry I didn't see this post til now either. Hope your wife's feeling better soon. Years ago my Mom had the major valve and some bypass surgery done. (she was born with the heart problem that only worsened in time) Years later she passed away from something totally, totally not related to the valve at all and the doctors said at the time her valve was very healthy and hadn't even been effected by the other problem...so even though your wife's feeling pretty yucky now....she'll have a very, very healthy valve for many, many years
    Not sure they still do it but at the time..the hospital gave my Mom this big red heart pillow for making her more comfortable. It definitely is a surgery that seems to be more and more done....with any type of surgery the patient deserves lots and lots of love and attention and pampering which I'm sure you're doing..but like jmoore61103 said....you weren't operated on but you've gone through an awfully tough experience too.....so make sure to take care of your own self or better yet....have somebody do that for you, too
    Hope both of you but especially your wife are feeling better very soon

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    hospital gave my Mom this big red heart pillow
    You probably already know this - but the drive home will be helped immensely if she has a pillow to hug and maybe put between her and the seatbelt.
    Yep she is hugging the heart pillow. I like the idea of putting it between her and the shoulder belt. We get to stay another day for sure now. They have to regulate her coomidone(sp). That's ok with me cause the stronger she is the better I feel about those pit stops on the way home.

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    You can also put the seat belt on, leave the lap part where it is and move the shoulder belt behind her. You're still protected by the seat belt but there's not the shoulder strap rubbing. My DH had bypass in 2000 and stents in 2003, so we still remember a few things.

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