Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Getting ready for surgery - my date was moved to Friday May 26 which was so disappointing. Today was one of those moments when you say to yourself - I feel great, what am I doing having open heart surgery! Then reality hits. Will be leaving Thursday for Ann Arbor as we have to check in at 5:30 a.m. to the Frankel Cardiovascular Center - surgery scheduled for 7:00 a.m.