The “I’m Back” Recovery Shirt Empowers Heart Surgery Patients! Thanks Josh!
Written By: Adam Pick, Patient Advocate, Author & Website Founder
Published: May 6, 2021
Many, many, many thanks to Josh Nowack for sending me this wonderful “I’m Back” recovery t-shirt!
For patients going through surgical heart valve procedures, there is no doubt the “I’m Back” reference has special meaning considering our hearts are stopped and restarted during the operation. Plus, the t-shirt is super, super, super soft.
As a heart valve surgery patient himself, Josh makes these t-shirts to help inspire and empower other patients. How great is that?
Josh Makes Shirts, Had Mitral Valve Repair Surgery & Runs Half Marathons!
So you know… Josh had a mitral valve repair surgery performed by Dr. Alfredo Trento at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Josh Before Surgery & After Surgery with Evan, His Son
I first met Josh earlier this year when he sent me an email about the robotic mitral valve repair video we filmed with Dr. Trento.
Josh wrote to me, “The video you shared gave me amazing comfort as I was prepping for surgery. I must have watched it a hundred times before the surgery. The way Dr. Trento describes the procedure put my mind at ease. Surely, you understand on how valuable the heart valve community is. From a patient’s perspective, it was truly a divine gift. No 43-year old, who was training for a half marathon, is expecting to be told, ‘Your valve is blown and it needs repair.’ But, Dr. Trento was the Man. His talent and skill as well as his bedside manner is without parallel.”
I absolutely loved reading that from Josh!!!! If you are curious, here’s the video Josh is referring to.
Thanks Josh & Dr. Trento!
I can’t thank Josh enough.
It’s so great to see how the “I’m Back” shirt is helping patients throughout their recovery.
And, I really appreciate Josh taking the time to let me know how our educational resources are helping patients avoid stress, know what to expect and have great surgical outcomes. Also, many thanks to Dr. Alfredo Trento and his entire team at Cedars-Sinai for taking such great care of Josh!!!
- Get the “I’m Back” Recovery T-Shirt
- See Dr. Trento’s Interactive Surgeon Profile
- Explore the Cedars-Sinai Heart Valve Microsite
Keep on tickin!