Congratulations on all the great progress you are making. I hope you take pictures of how you look with the access water gain. I have always seen you as slim and I find the the "ghost buster" visual very interesting. Keep up the great work on rehab. Dennis
My name is John. I've been noting your progress. Your story is of particular interest to me. I too read Adams book and clicked on your story. I'm writing you Tuesday 2/26.
I will be leaving for Rochester Thursday 2/28 for a robotic Mitral valve repair with Dr Suri and Dr Burchart 3/1. Your story has helped give me confidence. I appreciate your sharing your experience.
Best wishes to you for a positive recovery.
Thank you so much for this website. We have been following Don's progress before, during, and after surgery. We are really happy to hear that Don is doing so well! That's great news that they were able to repair the valve. Continue to rest and recover, and know that you both are in our thoughts, prayers, and hearts.
Will, congratulations on getting to go home today! What a great recovery you are having. I am so happy for you! Look forward to coming to visit in later in the spring. Thanks for all the updates Mark!
Wishing you a fast successful recovery, Will. I read this blog because my husband had aorta valve surgery in November and has had complications which are primariy mental. It has helped to hear from other blog readers who had similar problems and eventually have made good recoveries, and Adam Pick's referral of my letter to a valve specialist and his answer were a huge help to me. Also the comments of blog readers. What a great resource and encouragement. Martha
I'm so glad you are keeping us updated. And you told us about the two different surgeries open chest and Mayo's robotic . I think it was smart.
I have yet to figure how the doc's know which valves can be repaired vs replaced.
My Mother who is 79 is having 5 open heart bypass done Monday. 90% blocked. She should have died.
Hi Will, hang in there! I am thinking about you and wishing a speedy recovery for you! Yellow jello, how lovely! I am sure it will taste real good at this point! Have a good Saturday and I will keep checking your postings to see how you are doing!
Hi will and mark,
Thanks for all the updates! I am enjoying reading about how you are doing and am happy you are recovering well. I meditated on successful surgery and speedy recovery for you yesterday and it seems to be working! :)
Have a great Saturday. I am sure you will be even better tomorrow.
Thanks for the new updates, Mark. Thinking of you both--Will seemed to be such an "overachiever" on Thursday!, that I bet today was hard, just waiting for them to give the ok to move Will out of ICU to his room. It's ALL steps forward though, baby!!
Cudos to the St.Marys staff that I got to see on Thursday while in Rochester! Hope they are all still treating you both well.
[Make sure YOU get some sleep, too, Mark!]
Rochelle, St. Paul
Well "Hi" back to you D.W. Sperle. I doubt you were reading or maybe not even hearing any of these posts before today and maybe not yet. To keep it short, such great news has come out of Rochester yesterday and today! Everyone is thrilled and you must be a very relieved guy.
Mucho glad to hear everything went well, Will! ("went well, Will"... say THAT fast five times, eh!) Now you's guys just go and get lots of sleep over the next few days, months, etc. You will continue to be in my prayers... as well as the girls'.
I was very relieved to read the update Mark that you had entered, this is great news that the surgery went well. Love the picture Will, keep smiling, you are now on the road to recovery!!!! Take care and God speed for a quick and easy recovery.
I have been sending you good vibes all day and know you will come through with flying colors. Looking forward to seeing you when you're back home. You're in great hands at the Mayo! I bet you will have some great hospital stories. Jason and Paul