For my brother, Brian Eddy

Update posted by Valda Walsh On Feb 17, 2017

Today we graciously received a donation from Mira Stitch N Post. . .please check them out

http://www.mirastitchinpost.com/ OR https://www.facebook.com/MiraStitchNPost/

The team sold tickets on . . . a quilt, f course. . .and raised $1,318!!

Your kindness will help us all breath a little easier - THANK YOU <3


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Update posted by Valda Walsh On Feb 17, 2017

Today we graciously received a donation from Mira Stitch N Post. . .please check them out

http://www.mirastitchinpost.com/ OR https://www.facebook.com/MiraStitchNPost/

The team sold tickets on . . . a quilt, f course. . .and raised $1,318!!

Your kindness will help us all breath a little easier - THANK YOU <3


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Update posted by Valda Walsh On Feb 16, 2017

It's been a while since I posted an update.

Last report I was re-admitted for a week to clear an infection/some pneumonia. That was more than 3 weeks ago. I've been clear ever since, and things are progressing well.

I just had my 2nd bronchoscopy earlier this week, and it'll take a week or so to get the results back. That one will determine if I'm completely bug-free or not. Hope so....'cause I still have some very sluggish days, and ups and downs - but I'm taking it in stride.

The good news is I'm regular at physio, and now up to 30 mins. of cardio. Once again, the support I continue to receive from everyone is constantly on my mind. I can't thank you all enough.

Luv All! Brian

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Update posted by Valda Walsh On Feb 16, 2017

It's been a while since I posted an update.

Last report I was re-admitted for a week to clear an infection/some pneumonia. That was more than 3 weeks ago. I've been clear ever since, and things are progressing well.

I just had my 2nd bronchoscopy earlier this week, and it'll take a week or so to get the results back. That one will determine if I'm completely bug-free or not. Hope so....'cause I still have some very sluggish days, and ups and downs - but I'm taking it in stride.

The good news is I'm regular at physio, and now up to 30 mins. of cardio. Once again, the support I continue to receive from everyone is constantly on my mind. I can't thank you all enough.

Luv All! Brian

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Update posted by Valda Walsh On Jan 07, 2017

As we mentioned before, we cannot give details about the timing of the operation – esp. social media This is to protect the privacy of the donor and family. Hope everyone understands that part.

The 10 days post-op were pretty rough at times. I couldn’t eat solids, and hardly drank. I want to tell people about these gory parts because it is very much part of the process, and this initial post-op period is most critical. The operation itself was the easy part for me.

I had ½ dozen tubes plugged into me to drain fluids, IV, urinary catheter, etc..So I couldn’t move without assistance. I was introduced to a whole new set of medications which were tough to take given the amounts and impacts overall on how I felt. (stomach pain, dizziness, etc..). The big new ones are the pain meds and anti-rejection drugs. Then there are a bunch of others to treat the side effects of those. One of the toughest ones was being treated for a lung infection I picked up during the operation. That nvolved inhaling a gas for 2 hrs. 3 times per day, for 6 days. As of Friday last week, I couldn’t walk 15 ft. even with assistance without feeling like I was about to collapse.

But once the gas treatments were finished, it seemed to allow the healing process begin and I started doing much better. Day by day, things were getting a little better one step at a time. Started eating small amounts of solid food, walking (with assistance) a bit more each day, getting adjusted to the new meds., etc…By Weds., I was off O2 support completely!! J And even better news, I was discharged as of yesterday (Friday, Jan. 6th).

So I’m back at the flat we’re renting and getting re-adjusted. Things are not all rosey just yet though. There’s still a lot of healing to happen. Both he incision across the chest (from under one arm to the other), and the long incision in my left leg that runs from my ankle all the way up to the inside of my groin where they took the arteries for the triple bypass part. My left leg is quite swollen but they say this is quite normal post-bypass op. I’m supposed to get the staples out within a week or so – and should expect both the leg and the main incision to heal over the next few weeks.

So for now, I’m told to still keep low and not exert myself too much. This week I meet with the coordinator who’ll set me up on the physio-rehab program and other clinics that I need to attend each week. The whole thing is actually a full-time job – but I now have a bit more time to chill out and absorb the experience a bit more…..

So that’s about it for now. When it comes to thanking people for you support – I honestly really do not know what to say. I’m choked. And don’t mind me saying, this grown man leaks a bit when I think about the amount of support everyone has been putting under me this whole time. I’m completely blown away by some of the names I see – some I haven’t seen since my early childhood days. As well as strangers and many people I’ve met only recently. I may have mentioned this before, but it feels like I’m not really doing anything other than laying back and letting all this support carry me through it. I cannot over-state how important it has all been, and truly, truly appreciate it! It is more than a gift!|

Much Love! Brian

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Update posted by Valda Walsh On Dec 28, 2016

Hi all, just a quick note to say i cannot share details at this time, but a donor has become available. I've had the operation and am now in recovery. Still a ways to go, but getting there step by step! Much Love Brian

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Welcome back Bro. When are they going to let you out of your playpen? I thought I might drop by and make you some fish cakes!

RUTHANNE Geddes

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Update posted by Valda Walsh On Dec 26, 2016

Brian received his wish for Christmas!! He had a virus that will be watched closely over the next few days but is progressing as expected. He has to remain in hospital for the next while and in Toronto for at least a few months as he builds strength.

Please keep the prayers and positive vibes coming and any donation amount you can afford.

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Wishing you all the best for a speedy recovery!

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Marty,Tasha and I are so pleased with your progress and continue to pray for your health and happiness. Hope to see you soon.

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Great to hear you are progressing so well. You'll be back in no time :))

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