Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Jan 13, 2009

"Today is the first day of the rest of your life."
Margo wants you to know she is coming clean. She really came to Utah to have plastic surgery and the aorta thing was a cover up. Or did she mean, I came to Utah to have plastic surgery?? I have never seen so many bill boards advertising lipo-suction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, overlap trims, etc. It is worse than Las Vegas! On to the important things you have been waiting to hear about.
Margo has been released from her surgeon and does not see him again. He is very pleased with her recovery and her condition and expects to never see her again and that she will live a NORMAL life. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT????? Because of the progress of medicine, her problem is no longer there and it cannot happen again. She has to be treated for high blood pressure for the rest of her life because she has high blood pressure and that includes limiting her salt intake. She no longer has to wear the hated compression socks and no longer is on oxygen. She has a CT scan every 6 months and her primary physician will monitor her carotid arteries every year, or more often.
Tomorrow AM we, or maybe they will go without me, go to Layton to Blake's favorite nephrologist. He specializes in kidneys thus hypertension and regulating blood pressure and blood pressure medicines.
How is Jack doing? He is very thankful and stated he will miss taking care of Margo. He has appreciated the opportunity to serve her and is a little sad that is coming to an end.
I am going home because my patient has been healed! Thanks to Harve for encouraging me to come, Brynn for setting up the blog, and to all of you for your support in deeds, cards, gifts, flowers, and prayers. We count our blessings and realize Heavenly Father works through others including doctors to accomplish His miracles. Margo has been given the gift of life, and she has the power to make what she wants of her life. The same is true for all of us. This experience has made a profound difference in me and my life, and my challenge is the same as Margo's. Thanks for being a part of the Margo Yerman miracle. Your well wishes can be sent to her at yerman@sbcglobal.net. She will remain here in Utah until after Jan. 22 when Bruce and Sarah return from the inauguration.
Over and out! kp

1 comment:

  1. Truly good news. Thanks so much for this blog. We'll look forward to seeing you in Paradise, Karen. You deserve a gold award for the best sister around. I'm sure Margo would agree. Margo...we are all so very happy for you. We'll look forward to seeing you too... Have a good time in Utah enjoying all you can see and do, but please take care of yourself. Hurrah for modern medicine. Take care...