MARILYN-THE SURGERY

Marilyn is resting tonight, under heavy sedation, at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Doctors say Marilyn came through 5 hours of surgery “successfully”. Surgery included a bypass, a valve REPLACED with tissue and a “MYECTONY” procedure. They shaved a piece of fleshy muscle that was pressing on her heart. That supposedly relieved some of the pressure on the valve hopefully improving her breathing. Marilyn is being closely monitored overnight for possible bleeding around her heart. Our good friend, Cherrie is staying at Beth Israel with Marilyn and providing eyes and ears for me. I’m hoping Marilyn will be able to see and talk with me tomorrow. Meantime, I’m back home, spending some quality time with our dogs who are strangely quiet tonight. They miss Marilyn. So do I!! Hopefully, I’ll have another update tomorrow evening. I think I just wrenched my shoulder patting myself on the back for posting my SECOND blog!! Who would’ve thought I could do it?? Again, thanks for all the support and prayers.

Garry



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25 replies

  1. Very good. Best Wishes.

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  2. Garry, no need for breaking arms… please allow us to take over your back-patting. 😉 I believe she’ll be scrounging ’round for doggy biscuits soon, then settling back on the sofa with you to hold hands and watch old movies. Marilyn’s quality of life is already great, with you as her rock. Here’s also hoping the physical side of it takes an exponential bound forward in the very.very near future. Huggers for her, please, and to you.

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  3. Glad to hear all went well, and hoping for a full and quick recovery for her!

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  4. Thanks for the update Gary, I add my thoughts to the support. Hope you are soon together again.

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  5. So relieved she has come through the surgery successfully, Garry, and thank you for letting us know. I thought about her a great deal yesterday. Please give her my love when she is, once again, awake/able to hear such things – and continuing to send best wishes for speedy recovery. Ali xxx

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  6. Thanks Garry for keeping us updated on how things are going thinking of you both.

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  7. So glad to hear all is well…thank you for posting Gary…you did great!

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  8. Thank you for the update, Marilyn was on my mind today.
    By the way, she is already very proud of you and Rich.

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  9. She will be good as new! We await your continued good report. Thank you!

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  10. I bet you are breathing a little easier to night. Now for recovery!! Congrats on your two posts!!!

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  11. Things seem to be going well. She’ll be up and at ’em before you know it.

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  12. Thanks for the update. It all sounds good. I think she will be back at her keyboard and behind her camera in no time.

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    • Thanks, Rich. And, thanks for filling the blog void. I’m hoping to contribute if I have time. I wish I were more adept so I could add pictures. Baby steps, Garry, baby steps!!

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      • We can add pictures from the Media Library you already have, or if you take something you want to add, I can give you a quick remote lesson. We can do this! Marilyn will be proud when she returns.

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  13. Great news! Hope you both have an easy recovery.

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  14. Tell her we said, “Well done!” So glad it went well.

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    • Many thanks!! Hoping to hear Marilyn jabbering a lot tomorrow. I won’t complain.

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  15. Good thoughts to both of you. Glad she came through okay.

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    • Marilyn is Marilyn. Even under heavy sedation, she was trying to get the last word in. Thank you!!

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  16. All the very best to both of you (and your lovely dogs). I’m glad the surgery went well. Cheers from Australia.

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    • Long distance thanks right back at you. By the way, our Aussie Shepherd has a drinking problem. I fill a large pot of water and he gulps a lot down and looks at me glassy eyed. Told him he needs a sponsor.

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  17. Definitely appreciate the update so much. Sounds like she had more done than they expected but the end result is for her to have a long and healthy life ahead. Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. HUGSXXXXXXXXX

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    • Much more complicated than originally thought. Here’s hoping it improves the quality of Marilyn’s life. Thanks for sending all the love!!

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