Amy Grant Shares Recovery Photos Following Open-Heart Surgery

Amy Grant Shares Recovery Photos Following Open-Heart Surgery
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Amy Grant recently underwent open-heart surgery earlier this month and is sharing her recovery process online. The 59-year-old had surgery on June 3rd to fix a condition called PAPVR. This stands for partial anomalous pulmonary venous return. According to UW Health, this is when  “one or two of the pulmonary veins returns blood to the right atrium instead of the left atrium.”

“The only way I can explain my experience would be to ask you to imagine a non-runner who was signed up for a marathon. I didn’t want it, but I had to have it anyway and it was a week ago Wednesday,” Grant says on Instagram. She reveals that many people in her life, from both her present and past, reached out to say they were praying for her and wishing her well. Scroll through the photos below by pressing the right arrow.

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Amy Grant says her open-heart surgery recovery is going well

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Hi everybody…. I know there is so much going on in the world right now. This is a crazy, broken, yet beautiful time. And in the midst of all of that – in the midst of all of our awareness and becoming and learning to love and see each other – I’ve had this really unique experience of having an unanticipated open heart surgery. The only way I can explain my experience would be to ask you to imagine a non-runner who was signed up for a marathon. I didn’t want it, but I had to have it anyway and it was a week ago Wednesday. And as people heard about the surgery I started getting messages: “I’m praying for you” …“I’m praying for you”. People I worked with decades ago, people who have come to my concerts or listen to my music, my work family, people on social media, and my own friends and family all offered their prayers. And now, ten days later, I just want to say, from the moment I went to the hospital, if it really were a marathon race, I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back.. just pushing me through. Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed me through it. My recovery has honestly felt miraculous. And so I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything. Let’s keep those prayers going for our country and lets turn all the brokenness into love and seeing each other. I love you. Amy

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“And now, ten days later, I just want to say, from the moment I went to the hospital, if it really were a marathon race, I felt like I got into that runners block and as soon as it was time for the race to start there was this massive West Texas wind at my back.. just pushing me through. Even stuff I was really scared about felt like nothing more than just a deep breath and something supernatural pushed me through it,” she continues.

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She says that her recovery has “honestly felt miraculous” so far. “And so I want to say thank you to each person who said a prayer for me. Prayer changes everything. Let’s keep those prayers going for our country and lets turn all the brokenness into love and seeing each other. I love you.”

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Thank you for all of the birthday wishes! xo Amy

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Back in February, Grant revealed on social media that she found out about her condition through a series of tests. She learned that she was not only born with the condition but was “completely asymptomatic.” We’re so glad to hear that Amy Grant has taken care of this condition and is recovering well! Continued prayers!

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