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Mom's Cox-Maze & Myectomy April 6

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  • silverlux
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    Jim, What great news!!!!! Hopefully you are ALL sleeping better now and mom can be so much more comfortable in her OWN bed....I'll be thinking of her and wishing that each day be a better one Steph

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  • shirleymahoney
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    Jim

    That is such great news , I know she has to feel better now just being home in her own bed

    Shirley

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  • Eileen2345
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    YES!!!

    This is fantastic news!!!!

    I wish your mom continued improvement and good health.

    What a wonderful blessing. I am so happy for you all.

    All the best,
    Eve

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  • Proximus
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    Sorry for the late update, but SHE DID IT! She's home now! Came home Wednesday. They sent her home with a stockpile of prescriptions, mainly diuretics, because she's still retaining fluid in her legs. But all is well! She's feeling great. She's tired, but that's normal. The best part of all, she's off ALL HEART MEDS. NO MORE TOPROL! YAY! AND, even better, SHE'S IN SINUS RHYTHM! Amazing! Anyway... I'm tired and am gonna go to bed. And, I gotta say this--I know everyone recommends Mayo or Cleveland, but Dr. Damiano at Barnes-Jewish was an amazing doctor, the care she received was exceptional, and the results are spectacular. So, if people are looking for a place to get a myectomy, I would seriously consider Dr. Ralph Damiano and Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

    -Jim

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  • progers
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    Jim,

    I hope your mom is doing better every day. Somehow I've missed your posts - I guess I've been caught up in my own recovery process - which has been tough. Your mom WILL start feeling much better. I had all kinds of problems and glitches when I was in hospital last month for my myectomy. I was also battling fever, but thankfully it didn't develop.

    Keep us posted buddy.

    Paul

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  • Debbie
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    Jim,

    I'm glad you got some time off... don't feel guilty about it... you need it, too.

    I'm glad your mom is progressing well, and I hope the white count thing will prove to be a small issue.

    Debbie

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  • Proximus
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    I'm back from the beach: Jacksonville Beach, FL. It was a good time. A little windy down there, but I got some sun. Mom's doing great. Called and checked on her everyday. She got to take a shower for the first time in two weeks today! She was so happy! Hopefully she'll be out this week sometime. She still has the chest tube, and that's what's keeping her in the hospital... It's still draining. They also think she might have an infection because her white count is off, so they're doing a culture on the fluid coming out of her chest... If that's infected, back on the IV antibiotics. Hopefully it's nothing serious--she doesn't have a fever. So, all is going well. I need to get some sleep. That flight was exhausting. Talk to you guys later!

    -Jim

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  • Reenie
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    I'm so happy that she's on the mend! I think it's normal to have that aftertaste for a little while. Which beach are you going to??

    Reenie

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  • silverlux
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    HOLY CRAP, I'm so glad to hear you're mom is on her way back!!!! About the metal taste... I didn't experience that, but I was warned about it by others, so I'm pretty sure it's normal and will pass. Have a great time on your getaway; you deserve it! Steph

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  • Proximus
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    Holy Crap! She's doing GREAT! She's almost back to herself again, not really, but getting there. She wanted me to ask you guys a question for her, so here it is:

    Did everything you eat after surgery taste like metal?


    It seems with her, everything she eats or drinks has a metallic taste to it. She's still eating, but nothing tastes good to her, so she just wanted to know if anyone else had the same problem after surgery.

    I'm going to take a break for a few days after this post because I'm going to the beach for the weekend. (Had this planned for a while, before she decided to get the surgery. And I have non-refundable plane tickets). So, I'll post again on Sunday or Monday when I get back!

    -Jim

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  • Lisa Inman
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    Jim,

    Thanks for keeping us posted on your mom's progress. So glad to here she's improving. Let her know we're thinking of her each day and wishing her the best, you too.

    Take care, Lisa I.

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  • michael obrien
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    Im sorry to hear about all your moms complications.I can relate somewhat -back in 97 at 55 yrs old my mom was diagnosed with cancer she had to have a chest tube put in to drain fluid from her lungs.I remember visiting her and seeing how much pain she was in.I felt helpless the drs told us she was terminal and didnt have long to live.she stayed with us after that for almost a year and I was grateful for that.we did a lot of things together and talked,but their is never really enough time.she needed increasing doses of morphine for pain,and I would pray for a miracle.we only have one mom,and its great that you are their for her.I will keep you and your mom in my daily prayers,and anticipate a speedy recovery God bless mike

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  • silverlux
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    Great to hear that mom's doing better!!! Time to take a breath and realize that good days are ahead! STeph

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  • Ronnie
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    Your Mom is a Lucky Lady to have YOU!
    Yea, the eating thing-yuck food- that's what I thought.
    Cold things seem more palatable-have them make her enriched shakes & canned fruit & popsicles. It will be easier at home.
    You & Your Mother are in my thoughts.

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  • Eileen2345
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    Hi Jim,

    I hope your mom continues to do well. And I hope those clots are gone for good.

    I wish your mom smooth sailing from now on.

    Best Wishes,


    Eve

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