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johnnYYac surgery update
« on: Sep 15, 2014, 12:22 PM »
Greetings! Many of my friends and family have reached out recently, as I was scheduled to have major open-heart surgery tomorrow, Sept. 16. Just to keep you informed, the surgery has been postponed, per the surgeon. No new date has been set. It could be days, weeks, or months. We are very unhappy with this sudden change in plans and unclear as to the reason for the delay, despite some assurances from the surgeon's office. Its a long story, but suffice it to say a lot of wonderful people who are rearranging their lives to provide support to me and my family during the post-op recovery period are being greatly inconvenienced by this and I am sorry. I will let you know when surgery is rescheduled and appreciate all the positive vibes sent my way.

For those unaware, we have been monitoring an aortic aneurysm for the past few years and it is finally large enough to warrant surgery to replace the root portion of the ascending aorta. I will also have my aortic valve replaced with a mechanical valve, as it is defective (bicuspid, though working fairly well). This 6-8 hour surgery will have me in ICU for a day or two, then another 3-6 days in recovery before heading home. It will be another 3-6 weeks before I'll be able to return to "normal" daily life (work, driving, etc.).

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #1 on: Sep 15, 2014, 12:31 PM »
Best of luck with rescheduling the operation. I hope the hospital can rework the operation to fall on a day soon enough, so you will be more than recovered and ready to enjoy OBH. I hope everything goes well for you and your family, and I wish you great health and a speedy recovery!
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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #2 on: Sep 15, 2014, 01:44 PM »
Hang in there, John. Good luck! :beer:
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 15, 2014, 03:04 PM »
Thanks for the update John, I was thinking over the weekend of your upcoming surgery. I hope the delay is short,and the angst it's causing you, and those wonderful people helping you out, is only temporary.

Be sure to keep us informed, and know I'm keeping you,and your family in my thoughts.  :beer:
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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #4 on: Sep 15, 2014, 04:18 PM »
The silver lining could be that you're now able to catch Pearl Jam in Moline.

But in all seriousness, good luck and I'm sure your inconvenienced family just wants what is best in regards to the timing of your surgery...... as long as it doesn't conflict with OBH.  Positive vibes headed your way for a smooth recovery.

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #5 on: Sep 15, 2014, 06:40 PM »
Thanks, guys.  A bit more detail has come to light.  The surgeon had eye surgery recently and received new loupes (magnifiers).  He doesn't want my surgery to be the first time he uses them, so it looks like we're going with Tues., Sept. 23rd now, a week from tomorrow.  Hopefully, he can see what he's doing...
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 15, 2014, 07:37 PM »
Thanks, guys.  A bit more detail has come to light.  The surgeon had eye surgery recently and received new loupes (magnifiers).  He doesn't want my surgery to be the first time he uses them, so it looks like we're going with Tues., Sept. 23rd now, a week from tomorrow.  Hopefully, he can see what he's doing...

 :grin:

Great to see you have kept your great sense of humor through this.  :cool: No doubt he's using some great common sense here, and good to know you got some answers. Hopefully that'll put you at ease a little bit, because for me it's always better knowing why than wondering why.

Good luck next week, and check in when you can.
 

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #7 on: Sep 15, 2014, 10:10 PM »
Thanks, guys.  A bit more detail has come to light.  The surgeon had eye surgery recently and received new loupes (magnifiers).  He doesn't want my surgery to be the first time he uses them, so it looks like we're going with Tues., Sept. 23rd now, a week from tomorrow.  Hopefully, he can see what he's doing...

As Ms GO4IT and I related a couple of days ago, that surgeon better have a REALLY good reason for postponing so good to know he did and that the reschedule is not far off.  Yeah, you definitely want your surgeons eyes to be working well so it's good to know he'll have a chance to get them adjusted before he works on you :thumbsup:.

Best of luck next week.  We'll be thinking of you and waiting to hear the good news that you're all patched up and ready to hit the concert trail in 2015! :beer:


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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #8 on: Sep 15, 2014, 11:10 PM »
Good luck John. I hope everything goes well and you are back to rockin' out on the front row of shows in the coming months. Just think to yourself, "Mexico awaits!"
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 19, 2014, 08:55 AM »
Will be thinking of you on Tuesday. As we say in Oz, she'll be right. (It means everything's going to be okay)
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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #10 on: Sep 19, 2014, 01:32 PM »
I will be thinking about you as well.  I hope the surgery goes smoothly and you have a speedy recovery!  :beer:

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #11 on: Sep 19, 2014, 10:34 PM »
JohnnyY I'm sending you as many positive vibes and speedy recovery vibes as I possibly can (and that is a LOT of vibes, by the way!!!!)  I wish you and your family a smooth transition through the process.  Here's to a healthful recovery!   :bath:
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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2014, 01:07 PM »
Lots of healing vibes headed your way and more tomorrow, and high hopes for a quick and easy recovery!  :beer: :beer: :beer:
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« Reply #13 on: Sep 22, 2014, 01:23 PM »
Hang Tough Yac!  Think about all that sea air we'll be getting soon(ish).  Happy recovery!!

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #14 on: Sep 22, 2014, 06:24 PM »
Surgery Update

Postponed again, at least 2 weeks. Came down with a head cold on Thursday. Doctors don't want to risk complications, even though I'm mostly over it.

<insert long string of angry profanity here>

Mom and stepdad driving back to NH until further notice. Thanks for the well-wishes. I'll bank 'em for whenever this gets done.

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #15 on: Sep 23, 2014, 01:30 PM »
BOL, my friend.  While having to give pause may be difficult, this is very much a situation where you "measure twice and cut once".   :thumbsup:

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #16 on: Sep 24, 2014, 04:06 PM »
just seeing this thread.   Hoping all goes well Johnny!

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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #17 on: Oct 13, 2014, 12:16 PM »
Heading out in about an hour for pre-op tests and xrays.  If all goes well, the surgery is tomorrow.  Thanks for all the well wishes and positive vibes!
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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #18 on: Oct 13, 2014, 01:14 PM »
Good Luck John - here's to a speedy recovery and and a strong heart that "beats for you" LOL
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Re: johnnYYac surgery update
« Reply #19 on: Oct 13, 2014, 05:07 PM »
My thoughts are with you and a speedy recovery.