Update: Ready.

Just a quick status update. It has been quite the roller coaster of various levels of anxiety, acceptance, and (mis)understandings about my upcoming heart surgery. I have learned that all this baggage certainly has the potential to adversely effect work, school, relationships, and other responsibilities. I’d be lying if I said that I avoided all this. I’m doing my best though. Lately though, there has been a shift.

  • I have passed the phase of constant hypochondria. I’m not worried about dissections, ruptures, bacterial endocarditis, etc, anymore.
  • I’m still emotionally vulnerable, yet headstrong.
  • I’ve accepted my current levels of exercise within my sports, knowing that I will return with a vengeance.
  • I’ve realized that though this is a stressful time not only for me, but for those closest to me, I know that those relationships will (and already have) change in positive ways that I never previously imagined. ❤
  • I’m psyched, ready, and a bit nervous. I’ll let you know how that changes in a week!

19 more days to go.

Still at it.

Still at it.

9 thoughts on “Update: Ready.

  1. climbhangar18

    Keep on truckin’, man. Keep your friends & family close. From what I read about your condition, and a brief convo I had with my sister (a nurse practitioner) about your condition, you will be fine. Sending my positive thoughts your way, buddy.

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  2. Leo Popovic

    Keep on truckin’, man. Keep your friends & family close. From what I read about your condition, and a brief convo I had with my sister (a nurse practitioner) about your condition, you will be fine. Sending my positive thoughts your way, buddy.

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  3. twelve365

    Good Luck Tony… I’ve been thinking about you and I’m sending good vibes from Korea. I hope everything goes as smooth as possible with your recovery time. You’ll be back at it before you know it..By the way, love the slack line confessional.
    Brandon

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  4. Tracy

    Hey Man, I’m in the same boat as you with similar condition. I’ve got the same feelings. It’s quite crazy. My surgery is coming up soon. I found out that I needed surgery first week Oct. The first month was lots of sleepless nights.

    Best Regards

    Tracy

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    1. Anthony DiLemme Post author

      Thanks Tracy! It is allot to digest and understand. Even when you feel the strongest about it, there are doubts. In fact i envy your situation! I’ve been thinking about this for quite some time. Just think, you’ll get your surgery soon, and will be able to move on! Good luck! Keep me posted: anthonydilemme@gmail.com

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