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some hearts February 28, 2010

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some hearts / they just get all the right breaks
some hearts / have the stars on their side
some hearts / they just have it so easy
some hearts just get lucky sometimes..*

quintuple bypass diagram on pillowmom is home. while i’d like to say it’s all back to normal
from here, it isn’t. i’ve turned into her very own nursing assistant.
i’m certainly not complaining; i love her, and i will do
anything for her. but i can’t wait until things get even better.
the photo to the right is a pillow she received from the
hospital. they draw on it to show you what the surgeon actually did.

this experience has had its rough moments, but some positive came out of it:

i have now..

  • rediscovered my carrie underwood cd. and fergie, too.i love my family
  • mastered my cruise control.
    (140 miles round-trip x 8 days = lots of driving on cruise)me & baby paige
  • discovered my speedometer is off by approximately 3 mph.
  • decided free wireless = awesomesauce.
  • met up with a friend from elementary school i hadn’t seen in years.
  • met up with another friend, from high school,
    who just had a baby girl. (see photo)
  • found out i have amazing family & friends. i am so thankful.
  • sent and received lots of mail. <3i love where i live; we have a leaning pine!
  • become more independent as i am now responsible
    for new things
    : grocery shopping, picking up prescriptions,
    making phone calls, etc.
  • taught marley how to “high five!”

so there you have it, folks. with every life lesson, there is the good and the bad,
and thankfully in this case, everything is good.

love, dani

*some hearts by carrie underwood


post-op & breakfast for one February 22, 2010

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i slept okay last night, though the hospital noises were minimum.. i knew it was a strange environment. i couldn’t help but wake up every couple hours thinking, “where the..? ooh..


country omelette (& sour cream!) with pancakes.. delicious!

mom went into surgery at about 11AM this morning. it didn’t take long, and she was out (around 2PM). everything went smoothly; however,they ended up doing a quintuple (5) bypass instead of quadruple. even so, the doctor said everything is looking good so far.

while waiting for her to settle into the ICU, i went and ate breakfast at ihop. dad stayed in the waiting room.
it was a good breakfast, but i was lonely. i really wanted my mom. :(

anyway, i’m home for the night (to sleep in my own bed!).. hopefully i sleep well.

thanks again, everyone. i know i say it a LOT, but i want you to know how much i appreciate your support.

sorry my blog has been so melancholy lately; it’ll perk back up soon, i promise!

love, dani