and Avery has been moved from the CICU to the regular hospital floor. I can’t thank you enough for the love and concern, it helped me so much, especially through the long afternoon of surgery yesterday, and the longer night in CICU.
From the hospital window I could see the space needle lit up in the night, and I knew Tom and the kids could see it from their window too, and the thought made me feel connected to them. Just like I feel connected to all of you. Thank you for the advice, the photos, the suggestions, the examples of your own courage, your stories, your emails. I’ve experienced many emotions in the past 24 hours, but I never once felt alone–you were all there with me, cheering us on, and it was amazing.