Jeffrey, Praying for your speedy, full recovery. I just heard of you and read your story for the first time. Like your former self, I have a bicuspid aortic valve with moderate stenosis. Congratulations on the "former" part of that! I am also 40, have a loving wife, three great kids -- two girls and a boy -- and have been interested in the Ross procedure since my diagnosis in 2009. So, your story kind of hits close to home! Praying for you and yours, that you will recover uneventfully and speedily and that you'll be contributing to this community for 45 more years! -Scott Johnson, Chattanooga, TN
Good news, Seems like everyone is getting just a little faster than the last one. Thats amazing. But maybe its because you had your band of angels around you. Keep up the good work Jeff.
For the long haul
Congrats Jeff! I am wishing you an uneventful recovery. I had the Ross done 4 years ago and am doing great. Your wife will have the most burden during the recovery. :-) Take care! Doug - Murfreesboro, TN
I am thrilled to hear that the surgery went so smoothly. I have been thinking about you all week and hope that you have a speedy recovery. You will be back out on the pitching mound before you know it. Take care of yourself and get some rest!
I am so happy for two reasons. The first being that you are doing so very well, the second, is that no one seemed to believe me that I was out of ICU in 16 hours and home four days later. I knew you would " knock it out of the park".
The shock was that I did
I just found out about Dr. Shebovsky's Heart surgery. I know how serious this surgery is since my Mom had to undergo several of them. I will keep you in my prayers and wish for a speady recovery. Stay strong and healthy!!
Hey Doc. Way to go. Let's see the scar. It's gonna be a few weeks/ months before you can get adjusted. Ice the back. Do your breathing exercises and rejoice on the first time you hock a lugie. GO MAN GO.
Oooooh will the ice taste good!!!! Glad to hear that all is well. You will so happy to get in a room because that means you are that much closer to going home. Get some rest and thanks for the updates. Take care.
I have been waiting so long to say this to Jeff....bro, welcome to the other side of surgery!!!!! You did it just like we hoped an expected. Hopefully out of ICU soon. You are doing great. Way to go. Carol, thanks for the updates. I know how relieved you and the family are. Hard part is over.
So glad that Jeff is doing so well!!! I'm not really surprised, he's in excellent shape:) Please tell him hello from Vic, and that we miss him on our baseball team! He's a fantastic player, and a GREAT guy:>)))
What great news! Please give Jeff a hug from me. I know how stressful all of this is on you. take care of yourself Carol. Stay strong but know when to lie down if you have to. if there is anything you need, don't hesitate to ask.
Jeff, I am so glad you are doing so well. I never had any doubt!! You are in mine and my families thoughts and prayers. Big HUGS to you Carol! You are an Amazing wife and you two are so blessed to have each other! TONS of happy thoughts and speedy recovery wishes!! Xoxox
Jeff, so glad to see that you are doing great! I can only imagine how good it felt to get the breathing tube out. My surgery is scheduled for the 14th so am on the count down now. Keep up the recovery!! Robert