Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Pacer Recharged

Winter has seemed long and cold.  Waiting for "The Phone Call" is like waiting for water to boil, which makes winter seem longer than usual.  We drove to Minneapolis this morning for a routine heart/LVAD checkup scheduled today and for a surgical procedure tomorrow.  We had hoped Dick's pacemaker/defibrillator would not have to be replace, but because the phone has not yet rung, his pacemaker's  battery is running out and must be replaced.  Thursday morning @ 8:00 AM,  Dick will have same-day surgery to remove the old pacemaker and install a new one.  It shouldn't be a difficult procedure because all the devise's connectors were fished into the heart years ago during the original surgery.    Hopefully we will return Thursday evening and next week he will be back to work.
Your thought and prayers continue to support us in ways you can't imagine.  Thank you, we are truly blessed.


  1. Hello, Dick and Mary,

    Have been thinking about you today. Thank you for the update. Praying that all goes smoothly and you will be safely on your way home as you have said.

    Love you both,


  2. Definitely praying for you both. Let me know how the surgery goes.

  3. Dan and I are praying for you both and thinking of you every day. We really appreciate the update.
    Love to you both my good friends!

  4. Hi Dick & Mary,

    Been thinking about you and the birth of your newest granddaughter, whom I'm sure you saw before you left for MN. Will be praying for you both this week. Keep us updated on how everything proceeds. We will look forward to seeing you back in SF soon.

    Mike B.