Nancy’s new ICD installation went very smoothly late yesterday afternoon. Name yet to be determined, but nice work with all the clever suggestions!
Flurry of device and heart tests this morning to make sure everything looks the way they want it to look. Sounds like Nancy may be discharged TODAY! She’s doing really really great. She’ll have some movement restrictions on her left side while the incision above her heart heals. And she’s a bit bruised from various interventions — infiltrated IV line in her arm, a burn mark on her back from the external defibrillator pads, several very bruised ribs on her chest from the ICU CPR the first night. A little Tylenol seems to go a long ways!
We’ll check in again in a few days from our Seattle house in the Ravenna neighborhood just north of the University of WA Hospital.
Thank you for this outpouring of support for Nancy (and the rest of us 🙂 on CaringBridge!!!
Love, Nancy and Stephanie
Monica S. | Dec 19, 2019
Such wonderful news! Take care of each other and thanks for all of the updates. Enjoy your new temporary digs.
Liz H. | Dec 18, 2019
Have yourself a merry little Christmas in Seattle! ❤
Pat H. | Dec 18, 2019
Sveinung S. | Dec 18, 2019
Thank you both so much for these updates. We wish you keep up the courage! Love, Hanne and Sveinung
Barbara M. | Dec 17, 2019
Sending our prayers for you both, Happy Anniversary ! from me and Gary
Nancy H. | Dec 17, 2019
Way to go, Nancy and Steph! What a long haul, but so glad for the continuing improvement! Love and Hugs from Nancy and Jody
Barbara T. | Dec 17, 2019
Good to be in a home again. Hoping Stephanie will get some much needed rest and sleep. Sounds like the medicine is worse than the disease. Christmas in Seattle sounds beautiful. No expectations to clean or entertain. You are alive and you can look forward to a New Year. Hopefully maybe a little time in Minnesota😜😜
Terry A. | Dec 17, 2019
Thanks for the updates Stephanie. Love Terry ❤
Patricia S. | Dec 17, 2019
I just love getting this good news. Such a marvelous Christmas and anniversary gift! Love to you as you recover. Take good care of yourself.
Lynn D. | Dec 17, 2019
So happy to hear things are progressing well. You guys amaze me with your stamina. Thankful all is moving toward a positive recovery.
Terry K. | Dec 17, 2019
Happy News! Still praying! Love you
Ann D. | Dec 17, 2019
Susan D. | Dec 17, 2019
Poor Nancy. Ouch. But the wonderful news surpasses it all. Enjoy your new digs, relax, get healthy. Blessings on you both.
Christine H. | Dec 17, 2019
Kathy S. | Dec 17, 2019
Fantastic news! I’m so glad to hear it. I wish you equally great success on the next move. My thoughts and love to you both.
Su S. | Dec 17, 2019
I still like the name Cordelia : -D
Su S. | Dec 17, 2019
Patti P. | Dec 17, 2019
So grateful Nancy is doing well with her new ICD ! Another idea for a fitting name “Astrid”…because life is “divinely beautiful!” Happy Healing and Merry Christmas!
Joan L. | Dec 17, 2019
So wonderful to read this latest update. May Seattle provide you a healing haven in the coming days. Wishing you all rest and a quiet celebration as the holidays unfold.
Sarah M. | Dec 17, 2019
Great news!! We wish Nancy continued recovery and some R and R for you both. Much love from the Monsons.
Laura S. | Dec 17, 2019
So happy to hear that everything’s progressing so well. You are both definitely in my thoughts.
Nonny S. | Dec 17, 2019
Wow. Nancy just keeps on setting records for healing!! This is SUCH good news!!!! Sending prayers for healing of all those tender bruises, for smooth tests and a sweet departure from the hospital. Also hoping for an easy transition and nourishing rest in your next “house” there in Seattle. May all the Advent angels keep watching over both of you and your beloved helpers….. Send lots and lots of love from St. Paul. Nonny and Murray
Roberta L. | Dec 17, 2019
Woo Hoo! Thankful for your speedy recovery. Have a Merry Christmas!!!!!
Mary C. | Dec 17, 2019
Great job, Nancy! So glad things are going well so far and that that procedure is over!
Heidi D. | Dec 17, 2019
So blessed to have the updates Stephanie! Thank you! Best wishes for a speedy recovery for our Nancy. Lots of love sent your way.
Lisa F. | Dec 17, 2019
Love you both. ❤️
Kari D. | Dec 17, 2019
Such a relief to hear the updates!
Kris G. | Dec 17, 2019
No need to ask you to rest, right?? I hope it’s peaceful and relaxing to have your holidays there.
All our best to you,
Kris and Tom
Gloria B. | Dec 17, 2019
Great news for the holidays! I suggest you name the ICD something that means “friend” or “companion.” Seems like Fiona was both of those in times of need. All the best wishes for continuing recovery.
Linda S. | Dec 17, 2019
We were talking about you two in the pool yesterday – and sending all good watery wishes your way!
Glad to hear its going well.