Jill and Rob posted a note for Jack that says:
Jack so glad you are doing well. Morphine does that you know. Haha. Hope you are up and about really soon because I know you'll go crazy or atleast drive Rhonda crazy. We love you tons and see you very soon. Keep getting better. We love you.
Diane and Walt posted a note for Jack that says:
Hi Jack! So glad all has gone well! Thought about you alot yesterday, and prayed all would go well! This was a heavy duty operation! Can't imagine all that goes through your mind and Rhonda's. You sound great and can only imagine how relieved you are to be done with this. Walt will be sending his own message. Smile! You are loved by many!
Good friends, Diane and Walt. Hi Rhonda!
Diann Aden posted a note for Jack that says:
So glad to hear it went well- knew it would! Wishing you lots of love and a speedy recovery. Rhonda, keep good thoughts and thanks for being so strong. Will be checking the website often to keep updated.
The Boy posted a note for Jack that says:
I heard the surgery was a success. I'm glad to hear it...I've been successful in not freaking out so far so try not to give me a reason to while you're still in the hospital.
Seeing as I have about a month before I get back to Berkeley, I'm hoping your recovery runs smooth enough for you to be able to handle the presence of an energetic 17 lb dog by mid March.
Also try to be patient with Lolo and Lola, I know they'll eventually be there to watch after your every need, or at least make sure Mom is (That should put her in a good mood!).
Anyway, I love you Dad. I hope this operation hasn't given you too much of a scare, especially with retirement just around the corner.
Keith posted a note for Jack that says:
I've been thinking about you all day, but waiting to check in until I was sure the surgery was over. While I am not surprised it went well, it's still a great relief to hear that it did. I have tears running down my face, thankfully tears of joy, not sorrow. Cant wait to come over for a visit, and get back out hiking, golfing and goofing around,
Linda posted a note for Jack that says:
So glad the surgery went well! A healthy heart just in time for Heart Day!!
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hoping for a speedy recovery, because I know you are not going to be a patient patient!
Sending lots of love from me and the kids-
Lynn Ennis posted a note for Jack that says:
Dr. Melikian did my AVR op in Nov. @ Kaiser SF. He is super fast ! I had a good experience ( all things considered) and no complications post op . Yesterday I went on a 7 mile hike up a mountain in Marin. Good luck to you both !
Nancy and Dan posted a note for Jack that says:
We are extremely excited to hear that Jack is already on the road to recovery. We wish you both all the best and look forward to celebrating this heart valve repair over a nice martini.
Berns posted a note for Jack that says:
Jack (& Rhonda): Keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers today ! Jack, hoping by the time you see this, you're out of surgery and have all the anxiety & stress behind you....then you can focus on being a recovery role model. I talked to TM last night; hope you can feel all the '72 love !
Nancy and Dan posted a note for Jack that says:
The whole Manheim family is sending you our very best and we will be thinking of you throughout Thursday. Please call us if you need anything while at Kaiser - We're not far away!
Barb Gramke posted a note for Jack that says:
Love you so much and will be checking this to stay in touch. Longest hug and will keep you close in prayer on Thursday and te days to follow. Your heart is one of the sweetest ever. Hard to imagine it even being better.
Love to you, Rhonda and Ryan.
You guys are the best.
Barb, Rob, Kyle and Connor.
Debbie posted a note for Jack that says:
Hi Jack and all~ So befitting to have your heart fixed in time for Valentines Day. This will be a great way to keep us up to date on your progress. Sending lots of love and prayers your way for a speedy recovery!
Susan posted a note for Jack that says:
Love you all. So glad you are keeping those who love you guys updated through this journal. I will be checking daily and am thinking of you especially on Thursday morning. Please send Jack our love and prayers from Quincy. He will do amazing:) hugs and love, Susan and Bo and girls
Jeff Suitos posted a note for Jack that says:
Let's get a round of golf in before your surgery so I can have a chance to kick your ass for once. LOL. I will sneak in some nice scotch once you leave ICU. Let us know if you need anything.
Meredith Bray posted a note for Jack that says:
The first thing I thought of when you said "port access" was Star Trek, and I don't even watch that! I'm keeping you in my prayers, daily. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your story!
Margaret Race posted a note for Jack that says:
Hi Jack and Rhonda
needless to say, Rhonda's email was a surprise (er... shock)-- but it was good to read more on the journal about what's ahead. (it's one way to get some time off from work, eh?)
I'm passing the info along to Dave F-- he also had a mitral valve repair a while back... (he can tell you his details-)- but it sure doesn't stop him from flying and aerobatics, biking, running, working, skiing, travelling and all sorts of other things. Glad to know you've got lots of good company-- and loving support.
Looking forward to reading about all the post-surgery updates and positive tales!
Thinking of you all.
Donna Lesh posted a note for Jack that says:
As we told you earlier, another friend had his mitral valve repaired several years ago. At first, he thought he would never get back to his previous level of fitness, but now he does ten mile hikes as a matter of routine (among other activities) and has probably never been as strong and had as much endurance in his life. This summer he'll be hiking the John Muir trail for two weeks.
I know you'll do great!
Stephen Paul Joseph Michael Vonder Haar PhD etc,. posted a note for Jack that says:
You've got a heart??!!
Just kidding of course -- your caring heart is well known and very much appreciated by me. Now it is going in for a tune-up. Can we send our brains in for tune-ups too? Please ask your Doc. There are some 1960s memories I'd like to retouch.
I am around and retired JUST to help take care of you! I can listen to your golf stories for days.
Mary Jacobs posted a note for Jack that says:
Hi Jack and Rhonda,
We will be thinking of you with our very best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Count on us for meals, rides, sports updates, whatever you need.
Mary, Marc, Danny, and David Jacobs
Robin Fernandez posted a note for Jack that says:
We will be sending much good karma your way, and know that you will be just fine. Just don't think you will be jumping on the Warriors' court for a little bit.
Ed and Robin
Sherry and Thomas posted a note for Jack that says:
Hi Jack and re
My husband Thomas just had mitral valve repair on January 24 at the Univ. of Michigan Cardiovascular Center in Ann Arbor. The waiting for the survey day to arrive is the worst part. You will do just. fine and be home before you know it.
Thomas' recovery has been moving atan exceptionally fast pace. We flew hometo California yesterday, We left the hospital in Ann Arbor, 30 minute taxi ride to Detroit airport. Left Detroit at 11:45, changed planes in Phoenix, and then on to Sacramento. And fromairport a45 minutecar ridehome. Thomas did not need any assistance. He got in and out of cars, and walked everywhere we needed to go. In Phoenix he didn't want to use a wheelchair, and our gates were as far apart as they could possibly be. AND, we didn't have a lot of time between flights! He did fantastic and was barely puffing when we got to the gate.
Just continue to think positive thoughts and you will be doing the same before you know it.
Marcia posted a note for Jack that says:
Hi Jake,I just had arotic valve replacement and one by pass at Kaiser SF a month ago and the experience was wonderful with the staff there and my surgeon Dr Cain.You will do fine but be on back to your old self fast.. will keep you in my prayers
Susan Smith posted a note for Jack that says:
Welcome Jack and rg, as you can see (read) 😉, you are finding everyone in different phases of pre-op, surgery or post-op, but all have heart valve issues. You will find much information. Do keep us posted. I'm pre op and waiting with AVS.