Jeff, Glad all is well and you are fully recovered. End of December will be 1 year for me. Crazy, how far we have come and crazy good we are fine. Hope your toe heals fast. Enjoy the holidays. Janis Kielbasa
The Official Chiropractor for The Orlando Solar Bears ECHL Hockey Team
Way to Go Dr. Jeff Shebovsky
We're so proud of you....you deserve it all...and then some.
We Llove You
Brenda nad Stuie
Love the update! Like you, not here as much lately, but just catching up now. I agree. can't imagine what the one year mark will bring. Worst case, no more improvement. I can live with that. I run my half marathon on 10/7. Doing 10 mile runs these days. Life is good!
Great to hear the report that you've continuing to realize blessings from the heart repair. As a fellow Mount Sinai alum, like you I continue to remember how fortunate I was to land there, and to receive truly excellent care. Take care, and I hope our paths cross again soon.
- Jim Smith
Thrilled for you & all. It will be ten years post transplant for mom & me.(11/13). I'll be down the last week in October.
Hope to see you, Carol & the children.
Enjoy your life...........
Great post! I knew you would do well and so glad for you and your family. We have been truly blessed and are indeed the lucky ones.
Keep on your path and I look forward to more stories of stolen bases, triples/doubles and brushing back those plate-crowders.
I know the same feeling. Just this past Thursday August 9th was my one year anniversary of valve replacement. Today I helped a friend move, didnt do any lifeting , but probably walked three miles and up and down stairs two dozen times in 110 degree Las Vegas heat.
It is amazing to understand how we have been fortunate enough to survive heart surgery and now thrive.
God is great
Las Vegas NV
I just read through your journal. Its great to hear how quickly you were up and back to normal.I am always interested to hear how younger patients did with the surgery.
I am 29 and will be having a dacron graft placed in my ascending aorta and my aortic valve will be repaired or possibly replaced depending on what they find when they get in there. I am leaning towards the biological valve because I do not want to deal with blood thinners forever.
Did you participate in a cardiac rehab program? It seemed like you got back in to excersize quickly after surgery.
Again Jeff, I'm so happy for you fast recovery. At the time that you had your surgery, you were figuring a years recovery, but I had thoughts that you were going to surprise yourself, and everybody else:) It'll be good again to see you back playing baseball this fall!
Yeah, yeah, 508 this, 509 that, secret codes. You guys are TCFW (too cool for words for you non-cool non-NYers). You are doing great! Keep up the running, just increase gradually. I have come to believe it is more a mental thing than a physical one. Your heart can handle it. Just need to build your confidence up. Keep up the good work.
Awesome news on your recovery, especially the return to the diamond. That heart rate should not be a concern. As you continue to heal, it will likely fall with the same measure of aerobic workload. Hard to believe it's been 4 months for us already.
- Jim Smith
Sounds great Jeff. I was hoping you and the family would be coming into NY this summer. We would have loved to see you. of course you would have had to undergo my MESHEL physical just to make sure everything is fine. I never believed a Dr. In my life! LOL. Lucky you, you won't be my victim.
Love to all,
Jeff, Awesome news!! It's crazy good to think 4 months ago you were having surgery and now you are doing so well. Your post will inspire so many others just beginning this journey. Continued health and happiness, my friend. Janis Kielbasa
HeyJeff. You sound great. The 150' s are high for us but not bad on thebig picture and will stay in that level till we get back to our level of cardio conditioning. For me I'm not there yet and it's been almost a year. We are ( at least I am) / still on meds-metroprol-which is to keep the heart rate and BP down. What's most important is the recovery rate and yours sounds great. I did a 20 mile mountain bikeride and I got into the150 on the uphill but I was getting close to 200 doing that a few months before surgery. I'm in Aruba now diving and swimming. Did 8 dives last week another week then back to work. How's the shoulder and mid back pain? I did get a cortisone shot in my shoulder and it worked great. I roll on a foam roller for 30 min before I train and I get massage and do yoga 2 times a week. I'd love to stay in touch to see wherewe are in10 years. Maybe my next job will be transcathater. With the Ross, do you expect not to need another valve job later?
We are so very proud of you! (but not surprised in the least--we knew you would recover quickly!) You have had so many people praying for you and wishing you well--how could you not recover quickly? You are an amazing inspiration to us all!
Happy Fathers Day!
We Love You
Brenda and Stuie
On June 12, 2012...
HI Jeff, Glad to read you are doing so well. It is amazing to think where we were a short time ago and now back to daily life. I can do most everything I want but not ready to get back in my kayak yet. Maybe, in fall. We are so blessed. Life is good. Take care of yourself. Janis Kielbasa
On June 9, 2012...
So happy for you...I knew you would do great. The twisting is what bothered me the most and it took about 4 months for my chest to finally get over that. I am an avid golfer, so it took a while before I could swing hard. Plus I probably overdid it along the way too. Totally fine now. I'm sure you will be too before much longer.
Take care my friend...your post put a big smile on my face!
So good to hear that you're doing swell. Hopefully HR thing will resolve and you can get off metropolol since that stuff slows you down. Might want to discuss w/ doctor if altering exercise regimen one way or the other will help. Stay strong -- DVB
Great to hear the update, and that you're continuing to do amazingly well. Hard to believe it's been 3 months already since we met at Mount Sinai. Keep up the good work, and say hi to Carol for me.
- Jim Smith
I'm so happy for you and your beautiful family. As time goes on, we'll talk less and less about our major surgeries but let's never forget the good that came from it. I look forward to seeing you guys in Florida sometime soon! :-))
We are so glad that things are going so well for you after 3 months!! Wow, you are truly a gift from GOD!! Not only for your family and patients, but for those who are in the same boat who now have someone they can talk to and help them through.
Give our love to Carol and the kids.
Tanya, Jerry and Rebecca Jones (Carol's cousin from Maryland)
I'm up late (too much on my mind to sleep) and I just saw a picture of your beautiful family.
We have ordered Adam's book and it should arrive tomorrow.
I can't thank you enough for sharing your research, personal story, emails and mostly your generous "heart." You, Chris and Stretch have been such a blessing. As my surgery date grows closer, I am ever thankful for this large network of people who have shared their experiences of what awaits me.
I will be in touch when an exact date is set.
Blessings and continued good health,
Yes, I'm a little behind on catching up. I'm thrilled you're able to play ball. I understand about your physical issues for work. I got out to clean up our planting areas and bushes. Everything was fine until I tried using loppers to trim up a certain tree that likes to branch out from the bottom! Can't do much of that yet!!
Great to hear your other sensitivity issues are getting better as well.
Best wishes in the remainder of your healing.
On May 7, 2012...
Good for you. Wednesday is my 3 month & it's like it never happened.
Loving it !! Am on the road a lot. Cheryl will take special care of you !