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Subject: Favor to ask re Mary (mepom)
Date Posted: 10/18/2012 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2008
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I received this PM from Mary two days ago:

Nurse Jeanne,
In have aortic anuerysm. Heart cath am. Then surgery in Houston, Tx Tuesday. Pretty big deal, so I may dissappear for a while.

Let's keep Mary in our prayers. I do not have an address for her so, If anyone does, please let me know.

Thanks so much!

Mary sent me her address - will try to keep you all updated!



Last Edited on: 10/18/12 11:22 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/18/2012 12:10 PM ET
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Wow, thanks for sharing this, Jeanne.  Will keep her in my prayers.  Very glad they found it before it ruptured! 

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 2:00 PM ET
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I received this today:

. The cath was easy, but verset did not kick in. I really did not want to remember, but it was not as bad as I expected. No real pain, just uncomfortable.I have no blockage in arteries.YEAH But I do have the ascendending aortic aneurysm, probably a 5.5cm. Luckily, they found the thing on a routine x-ray. I found this hot shot specialist at Baylor/St Luke's Hospital who has accepted me for surgery. Dan and I leave Sunday and I see Dr Joseph Coselli on Monday at 8am. He does not have office hours, just surgery days. So, between surgeries, he will visit with me in his office. Meanwhile I will be having tests of all kinds to prepare for the aorta repair. I probably will have the valve replaced, too. This is not a surgery that I will want to repeat. But feel lucky that they found it before rupture.

Date Posted: 10/18/2012 4:02 PM ET
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Oh my! That is a big surgery. Holding good thoughts for her--and please keep us updated!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 10/19/2012 12:43 AM ET
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I've got Mary in my thoughts and prayers.

Date Posted: 10/19/2012 1:33 AM ET
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Will keep sending good thoughts her way.  My dad had this surgery 30+ yrs ago when he was in his 70s and he came through with flying colors.  I can only imagine how much better the technology is today.

Date Posted: 10/19/2012 8:21 AM ET
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I told Mary that we have a neighbor who has had surgery for aneurysms 3 times - (in different areas of his body) and he has come through wonderfully!

Mary says that she will be trying to at least check out the forum when she can so she should be able to get all your words of encouragement!!! yes

Date Posted: 10/19/2012 5:23 PM ET
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Yikes.  All good thoughts going out to Mary for a complete and speedy recovery!

 

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 10/24/2012 3:24 PM ET
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Mary, know you're in my prayers and wishing you a very successful surgery and recovery!



Last Edited on: 10/24/12 3:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/26/2012 5:15 PM ET
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Just got a brief PM from Mary. She apparently survived her surgery and is back in her room -" trying to get better"! Let's keep her in our thoughts and prayers.

Thank you!

Mary (mepom) -
Date Posted: 10/26/2012 9:43 PM ET
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Thanks everyone. Your prayers & thoughts go me thru this "mean" surgery. I met a friend on MEDHELP that gave me this DR's name. So both savedme. Mary
Date Posted: 10/26/2012 9:49 PM ET
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Woohoo! Good things DO happen to good people. Take care and don't push it Mary. You need some "healing" time!

Date Posted: 10/28/2012 2:39 PM ET
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Glad the surgery is behind you.  Take your time...I know you're going to do  great!