Anna Jones posted a note for John that says:
Thank you for posting the two links regarding mechanical valve v biologic valve. Has your research indicated whether porcine or bovine valve is a better option?
brian zelickson posted a note for John that says:
John, Just came across your Journal. Thank you for sharing. My surgery is coming up this Feb, and I am still looking at my valve options. I saw you were planning on getting the Edwards, tissue valve, model #11500A Inspiris Resilia. Is this the one you have ? Early data looks very good but seems they are releasing it in the U.S. in Jan 2018. Thanks Brian Z.
Artie Rubin posted a note for John that says:
Congrats, John, on your great continuing progress. As for cardio rehab, my impression was that it's for people who'd been in poor condition pre-op (bad diet, lack of exercise). So now they were going to get in better shape. You sound like you don't need that "push" at all, so I'd ignore the rehab.
Bonnie and Lewis posted a note for John that says:
You're looking great, John! We really missed you last night, with the Halloween goings-on but will look forward to next year. In the meantime, take care of yourself and keep up the good work!
Laura T. posted a note for John that says:
We saw you out walking this morning as I was taking Jayden to school - way to go, Johnny!
Jayden spotted you first and was so surprised to see you out and about already! Keep up the recovery - we'll see you tomorrow night.
Joyce posted a note for John that says:
Glad all is going well!! Sorry we aren’t there to support you, but I haven’t had a glass of wine that doesn’t begin with a toast to you—we all have to do our part!! Eliot sends love. See you in a couple of weeks xo Joyce & Eliot
Laura and Tony posted a note for John that says:
Lookin' good, John. You're setting all kinds of recovery records! AND you look handsomer than pre surgery - that positive attitude is working wonders!
Watch out for Elsie!!
Looking forward to some slumber party time soon...
Ginny Snowe posted a note for John that says:
We're cheering you on here in B-ham, John, wishing you a steady and full recovery. So glad to hear you've made it through the surgery with your humor intact!
Debbie posted a note for John that says:
Good Saturday to you Johnnie! Your pictures look great. You are definenlty a trooper. Wishing you well. Keeping up with you this way but looking forward to your return to the Hood.
Debbie posted a note for John that says:
So glad to see you up and about, John! What a relief to have the surgery done and to be on the road to full and feeling tons better recovery! So glad your darling son, Seth, can be there for you!
Peter willard posted a note for John that says:
John I had a bovine valve put in Feb.2010 at 67 and now at 75 still working out with light weights 6 days a week.I hope our valve last a long time how long did your Dr.say the valve wil last. Good luck to you and you look great.
Pam posted a note for John that says:
I am at Norfolk VA hospital with my husband, who is 74, in good health and having same surgery tomorrow, no blockages. I showed him your picture and told him I hope he is smiling like you!!!!
Patsy Dasher posted a note for John that says:
So happy you’re doing so well. I had same done 8/2016. I only had about a 6-8 in. Incesion just above my right breast. Looks like you’ve had a lot of cutting there.
Was out of hospital in 4 days & driving in 2 weeks. Do pray your recovery goes well.
Laura posted a note for John that says:
Great news, John! You look fantastic AND smiling!! So happy to hear surgery went well and that you're on your way to speedy recovery. Seth, you're amazing as well.
Laura, Tony and Jayden :)
Cousin Debbie posted a note for John that says:
John--just heard from Donna about your surgery on Wednesday. It is so good for you to have such a supportive network of friends and family in El Paso who will take good care of you post-op. And happy that Seth is coming to tend to you as well. What a relief to know that you fix what was ailing you and slowing you down. Prayers for healing surround you! And of course they thought you were "one of them" in Stockholm!
Bonnie & Lewis posted a note for John that says:
We're with you, John! We'll be back in El Paso on Saturday, and would love to sign up to participate in your Food Bank. We'll be just around the corner, so call if you need ANYthing!
Bill Roggensack posted a note for John that says:
We'll be missing you in PT later this week. If you feel a sudden, comfortable warmth overcome you, it will be a group hug and best wishes for a speedy recovery coming your way from a bunch of your Weenie pals.
While packing for your time in hospital, don't forget your source of digital music, earbud headphones, and a charger. Better than earplugs!
Judy Ackerman posted a note for John that says:
Great to see you at the Joan Baez concert last night!
thanks for your update on medical issues.
What, if any, eating / drinking restrictions will you have? Shall we bring you plenty of pre-Halloween candy?
Gail Rioux posted a note for John that says:
Just want you to know Sandy and I are thinking of you and sending positive waves from the north woods. Looks like we are heading out there in November - more info. later.
Ken Schwartz posted a note for John that says:
Hey John, it's Ken & Delia, send us an email and let us know where you'll be this week. Probably can't sneak in a beer but we can at least check up on you once the repairs are made.
Tina Williams posted a note for John that says:
John- Post-op 4 days I want to scream from the highest mountains that valve surgery was so worth it - and not at all that bad. That's not going to happen tho - I live in Indiana. just hoping to give you an added dose of any lack of confidence You may be feeling going in. The staff was incredible and my family treated professionally and kind. Hospital food -meh. Needs work but luckily you will have no appetite:). -tina
Susan posted a note for John that says:
Thanks for keeping us close as you move through this. You are surrounded by "us" so you know we're all there for you when needed. Keep your wonderful sense of humor. That's as good for ya as healthy livin'!.
Kenny Boy posted a note for John that says:
Johnny Boy, what the hell? I'm glad to see you're handling things well, but I'm sure it's gotta be a stressful time for you. Delia and I are pulling for you and we'll follow your progress. Be good, stay in school, just say no, and best of luck!