This my dad. Just last week he had heart surgery. One of the valves in his heart was “broken”. This is something we’ve know was going to be a problem for some time now… it just reached a point where the cardio guys decided it was time to do something about it.
Now, I can’t imagine what it’s like to have to go through something like this. As routine as a procedure like this is, it’s still heart surgery! They’re cutting open your chest, splitting your sternum and putting you on by-pass. I know that myself and all of my brothers were quite worried about our father, but in the end everything seemed to go very well. He had surgery on Tuesday and was up and moving about on Friday when we made it into town. On Saturday he was released and came straight over to our cousins where we were having lunch. From the time he got there till the time we left I don’t think he sat down once.
Anyway, he’s got a slow long recovery ahead and will be off work for the next 4-6 weeks. Though, word on the street is that he spent half the day in meetings yesterday despite his condition. Since we’re not going anywhere for the next few weeks we’re hoping they will come for a visit in a couple of weeks once things have started to heal and the risk of complications has diminished.