After Ross Procedure, John Keeps On Tickin’ And… Rockin’
It’s always fun to hear from patients as they recover from heart valve surgery and return to their life passions. Today, I received a fantastic email from John Coleman in Arkansas. John writes:
Adam – At 43 years old I was diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis. Like you, I elected to have the Ross Procedure, a double valve replacement, in August, 2010 here in Arkansas. I read your book prior to surgery. It was really helpful in getting my mind and body prepared for the surgery and the recovery.
John Coleman – Heart Valve Surgery Patient
I’m happy to report my double heart valve replacement surgery went great!
I cannot say enough about Dr. Frederick Meadors and his phenomenal staff — as well as the folks at Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. Doctor Meadors is a great surgeon and a friendly guy too. I have never seen anyone that had the confidence he displayed during the entire process. Dr. Meadors really made me feel good.
So you know, I’ve played in a rock band for the past 21 years and it’s a big part of my life. I was eager to play a gig after my surgery. Well… I had the surgery on August 16th and played my “comeback” gig on November 6th. We rocked the house.
John Returns To His Band 3 Months After Surgery
Thanks again for your book and all the good info at your blog!
Keep on tickin’ and rockin’!
John Coleman Malvern,
Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of HeartValveSurgery.com.