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Fixing my broken heart

Some problems have cropped up with my heart. I need a valve replacement, among other things. I'm not a candidate for TAVR, so it'll be open heart surgery. Previous heart surgeries (congenital) are complicating things.  My heart can never do anything plain and straightforward. Oh, no. It's gotta be all fancy. I'll be admitted into the hospital in a couple of weeks for more testing and a heart cath, then two days later, they'll do surgery. Predictions are that I'll stay there a week, followed by two months of recovery at home.  My mom and daughter are coming to take care of me, and short-term disability checks will keep the mortgage paid. I'm very blessed. Now I just have to stay optimistic and not let my nurse brain run amok. I'm plotting my next novel with hopes I can write it while I'm out on leave. If you have room for one more on your list, I'd appreciate your prayers.

IWSG - Spoiler Alert

  This is my   Insecure Writers Support Group   post for March. Alex's awesome co-hosts this month  are:  Diedre Knight,   Tonya Drecker,   Bish Denham,   Olga Godim,   and  JQ Rose! Please stop by their blogs and say thank you .   💻💻💻💻💻 March 1st question - Have you ever read a line in novel or a clever plot twist that caused you to have author envy? I've had many author envy moments over the years. A couple stand out.  Go ahead. Laugh at me, but I enjoyed the Twilight series. It was what spurred me to write my first novel, just to see if I could do it.  Despite all the criticisms of Meyer's writing, she kept readers reading, and gave science-loving me a moment of envy I will never forget.  This excerpt is from Breaking Dawn , shortly after Bella becomes a vampire, and her senses are enhanced.      Everything was so clear.      Sharp. Defined.      The brilliant light overhead was still blinding-bright, and yet I could plainly see the glowing strands of the filaments