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This is my first post in 13 days. All typos are mine, it isn't easy to type when three fingers on your writing hand are numb.

My heart valve surgery was on August 13th. It took almost eight hours, and then I was taken to ICU. I spent 5 days in ICU then transferred to the 3rd floor Cardio unit. The next day I went back to ICU because of complictions. It wasn't till Aug 22nd that I left ICU for good. If my INR level will get back to a certain range, I could come home Friday. If not, probably on Sept 2nd.

How am I feeling? Pretty darn good considering. I still have a long recovery ahead. The pain is ok, but since Surgery I've had numbness in most of my right hand. Its gotten a little better but two of my fingers are not very good.

I could write a volume on what's going on right now, but this will have to suffice. As far as computers go, the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.


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Glad to hear you came out o... (Below threshold)
LaMedusa:

Glad to hear you came out of it ok, Bill. Take your time and rest easy.

(from my experience in ICU.... (Below threshold)
Arthur:

(from my experience in ICU...)

If you have a view of them, try not to watch the various displays and meters and such of things hooked into you.

Less typing, more reading.


Welcome back and take care ... (Below threshold)
SarahConnor2:

Welcome back and take care of yourself.

Welcome back, Bill.<p... (Below threshold)
Jayemay:

Welcome back, Bill.

Get well soon.

Hi Bill! Great to see that... (Below threshold)

Hi Bill! Great to see that you're doing well.

Great to see you made it th... (Below threshold)
Dawnsblood:

Great to see you made it though Ok Bill. Just relax and take it easy. Wizbang will be here when you are ready :)

God bless you, Bill. Please... (Below threshold)
Doc Rochester:

God bless you, Bill. Please be assured that 1000s of folks are praying for you, and eagerly awaiting your insights once again.

It's good to hear from you,... (Below threshold)
Tammy:

It's good to hear from you, Bill. I know lots of prayers are going up for you. I'm sorry you're having to fight the big C, but I'm glad you've still got some fight in you.

Glad to have you back. You... (Below threshold)

Glad to have you back. You now have a couple of weeks worth of Florida oddities to write about. Wait a week or so before you open the hospital bill (the one that shows the "full" amount before adjustments and insurance coverage). Use only one eye and squint to limit the shock.

Actually any amount is worth it to have you back. Keep the Florida coverage coming.

Welcome back, Bill!<p... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Welcome back, Bill!

Obama says if he'd known you'd be back so soon, he'd never have picked Biden!

Welcome back Bill, it's goo... (Below threshold)
maggie:

Welcome back Bill, it's good to read
you're in good spirits.

WB BILL!I hear Hil... (Below threshold)
epador:

WB BILL!

I hear Hillary is going to say something special about you later tonight.

Wait a minute, maybe that was another Bill.

Not likely, I bet she meant you.

Bill,Welcome back.... (Below threshold)
Kenny:

Bill,

Welcome back.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Yay! Good to hear from you... (Below threshold)

Yay! Good to hear from you :)

It's so good to hear from y... (Below threshold)

It's so good to hear from you! Thank God you got through surgery ok.

This may be a blessing in d... (Below threshold)

This may be a blessing in disguise -- you don't have to watch to Democratic Convention!

Seriously, we're praying for you, no matter what happens. Take care.

It's good to hear from you!... (Below threshold)

It's good to hear from you! I hope you make a full recovery soon.

Hey!!!I type with ... (Below threshold)
Gmac:

Hey!!!

I type with just two fingers so you're still doing better than me!
Glad to see you're on the road back, get better now!

Love the title.Hope ... (Below threshold)
Jana Reed:

Love the title.
Hope you are back home and eating real food soon.

Welcome back.Good ... (Below threshold)
Doug:

Welcome back.

Good luck with your recovery (and keep up with your breathing exercises and walking).

Good luck and good health s... (Below threshold)
Parthenon:

Good luck and good health sir. Cheers to a speedy and hitch-free recovery.




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