The Ball is Rolling….10 Days!

Posted By on Jun 16, 2015 | 20 comments

Ten days!

That’s how soon I’ll have my surgery.


I’m so excited, so over-the-top thrilled! And I can’t stop praising God for His goodness. In case you’ve been following this journey, here’s an update of what’s happened and what’s happening next:

  • Yesterday, 6.15.15, I had a TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram), which basically takes internal pictures of your heart while you’re under light sedation. This procedure confirmed that I have severe aortic regurgitation and moderate mitral valve regurgitation.
  • Tomorrow, 6.17.15, I’ll have a cardiac catheter procedure (please pray they find a vein for my IV. My tiny veins like to hide, but not tomorrow!)
  • Early next week I’ll have my first consult over the phone with my new Thoracic Surgeon, Dr. Allan Stewart, from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York to decide what type of procedure I’ll have (mechanical valve vs. tissue valve, etc.)
  • June 26 (if all goes well with testing), TEN SHORT days away, I’ll have heart surgery!!!!
{Lauren C. Creative Commons}

{Lauren C. Creative Commons}


If I could jump without getting winded, I would! So pretend the above picture is me. 

Thank you for your advice.

Thank you to all of you who supported me in other ways.

But mostly, thank you for praying me through this new journey in my life.

You guys are simply amazing!!!

“Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” James 1:17

This, indeed, is a perfect gift.

Thank you, God!

How about you? Do you have a praise you’d like to share? It’s always uplifting to hear how God is working in your lives. Maybe you have a prayer request? I’ll be honest. Anytime I’ve publicly asked for prayer, God has moved mightily.

*For those who have asked how they can help in other ways, my big sis set this up to help offset the medical fees: Gofundme. I’m hoping to upload a short video clip of my heart cath procedure today.

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