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Lee Carey Recovery

Wednesday evening, our dear Lee suffered a severe tear to the interior of her aorta that required emergency surgery. The nature of the surgery was such that there was a [...] read more

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Posted 2018-12-07T17:09:47Z

"Let's blow this pop stand!"

Those were Lee's words on Wednesday when she was released from Capitol View Transitional Care Unit and went HOME!! And that was only two weeks after surgery! #whataWonderWoman If you want to send flowers, cards, lavish gifts, or come visit, you should go to their Saint Paul address. (If you need that address, let us know.) 

She's been relaxing comfortably in her old digs. Terry and Peter celebrated by going to the Minnesota Gopher basketball game while Liz was on mom-sitting duty and watched 4 hours of SURVIVOR to get Mom caught up! (We hope Jeff Probst hears about this dedication and helps get Liz on the show!) The past few days Lee has enjoyed the comfort of home cooking, her own bed, and going on mall walks. She'll be starting cardio therapy soon. (And, yes, she also continues to do her dreaded breathing exercises--she's getting better at it!)

Many people have been asking about bringing food and we've set up a Meal Train to help organize that. Make sure to check out the full details so know what type of food they are requesting. If you have questions, feel free to reach out to any of us Careys, Linskeys, or Carey-Linskeys. (Yes, our family name is confusing.)

We will make sure to reach out when there are other things we may need help with (house work, shoveling, driving to appointments, etc.) It's crazy to think about how much has happened the past two weeks and we cannot thank everyone enough for helping to get Lee to where she is now. To the nurses who gave Lee such great care, to family and friends who traveled to come visit, to those who have sent flowers and messages from a far--you have no idea how much each and every one of those thoughts has helped all of us through this scary time. 

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