TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2010 1:21 PM, MST
I just cleared a big hurdle this morning. My carotid arteries are wide open and I am on the schedule for a 1 p.m. bypass on Thursday at Banner Baywood Heart Center. Tomorrow, I'm going to the hospital for about an hour's worth of pre-op testing. Thanks to everyone for your messages of support and love and your phone calls. I think reality is now setting in and the range of emotions are hitting me. More later but I wanted to get this update posted. Remember, whatever you do today, please be kind to heart.