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Wednesday, March 05, 2014      14 comments

So around 12:46 she went under bypass and now it done, the doctor came out and said it went beautifully, didn't have to replace the valve. now just waiting for a bed to open up in the cardiac icu...So it might be another two hours till that hap... Read more
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      10 comments

So, I am sure my mom already told you, but my name is Liz and I'll be giving you updates and pictures (when I figure it out... on my kindle) I'm going to be up front and say my spelling isn't beautiful and grammar is on the fence, so don't sue m... Read more
March 5 is almost here
Sunday, March 02, 2014      16 comments

Wednesday is my surgery. My emotions are all over the place, one moment I want to throw up from nerves, the next moment I am calm. I trust God and my doctor but it doesn't make it any easier. The apartment is pretty ready. Bills are paid or ar... Read more
24 days
Sunday, February 09, 2014      8 comments

There are 24 days until my surgery. How am I feeling? Ok, I guess. I'm not scared. It doesn't do any good. It is better to have positive thoughts. I'm as prepared as I'm going to be. I am ready for winter to be over. I'm hoping it will b... Read more
Wednesday, Jan 15
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      6 comments

Went to the dentist. He can fill my tooth, I don't need a crown. I go back tomorrow for that. I go in on the Feb 19 for my pre op, a CT scan with contrast, a Carotid study and to meet with the CRNP at the Cardiac Unit for an update history... Read more
Questions, Answers and a decision
Sunday, January 12, 2014      11 comments

I should have taken notes while with the doctor. I normally do but I was cold and rushed and just forgot. Of course, by the time I got home I had forgotten the important details. The nurse gave me her card so I could email questions. She got... Read more
Not so random thoughts
Saturday, January 11, 2014      7 comments

Monday was a lousy day. It was bitter cold, single digit cold. But wasn't why it was so bad. I had an appointment with my new cardiac surgeon, Dr Bartley Griffith with University of Maryland Medical Center. He is head of cardiac surgery. I l... Read more
Thursday, January 02, 2014      6 comments

A new year. Where did 2013 go? December was not a good month. I pretty much disappeared from Sparkpeople. I was busy, my computer is acting up especially the keyboard. The new one I got was a dud. I've ordered a new keyboard and mouse. Oh... Read more
Saturday, September 07, 2013      12 comments

I started feeling bad on Thursday. Yesterday I didn't feel great. Today I woke up sick. Sinus hurt, congested, coughing, throat and ears hurt. Exercise didn't happen today. Slept a lot. Tried to get some medicine but there is only 1 thing ... Read more
Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2013      9 comments

Both my husband and myself come from military families. My family was Army, my dh's were Marines. My dh was a Marine. Now he works for the Department of Defense. My fil and mil are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. My fil died in 198... Read more
Heart Surgeon Visit
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      12 comments

Today was my 3 month visit. He said I'm not ready for the main event. The aneurysm hasn't grown. My valve is stable. My stenois is mild. He was very please with my heart. He wasn't too pleased with my weight, cholesterol or liver results. ... Read more
Doctor visit
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      8 comments

Went back to the doctor for my foot today. Good news is it is healing. Bad news is I have to wear the boot for 5 more weeks. I'm not a happy camper right now. I guess I'm going to have to figure out a way to get exercise. The chair exercise... Read more
April 7
Sunday, April 07, 2013      7 comments

It is warmer today. We went out to the dam and to 2 lakes. Looking for fishing and boating areas. Walking from from the parking lot down to the lake. Not easy to do in a boot. Took some pictures. Overdid it and now my foot hurts. Going to... Read more
April 4
Thursday, April 04, 2013      8 comments

Had my ultrasound yesterday. Now I just have to wait for the test results. The radiologist said the doctor would have the results tomorrow. If it is like when I saw the last doctor with the group I will get a letter with all the results. Now... Read more
April 2
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      7 comments

Still in my boot. Saw my internal medicine doctor yesterday since I was due for labs. It was a new doctor. Liked him a lot better. He reviewed my echo with me. Not much change except I have the beginnings of CHF. He could really hear it. ... Read more

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