Surgery Update 3

Well here I am sitting up in the cardiac ward adding to my blog. Thank you Paul for keeping everyone informed of my progress and to everyone who has sent me comments. Too many to reply to individually but all greatly appreciated.

The surgeon saw me tonight and is very pleased with my progress. Might even be allowed home on Friday or Saturday. Paul, Kell and the girls headed home tonight. It was great to have them up here to support me along with Kerryn and Cam. It’s going to be quite a long recovery (about 3 months) till I’m riding my bike up mountains again, but at least I’ll know I won’t have a ticking time bomb in my chest. He replaced the aorta with a synthetic one and the aortic valve in my heart with a super-duper job made from cow’s tissue so I might be mooing at the cows in France next year.

As Kerryn said it would only be a matter of before I’d want to show off my zipper, so for all of you who have been waiting, here it is.

12 Replies to “Surgery Update 3”

  1. Goodness Kev – some scar you will have there! Can’t believe you are sans pain killers at this stage -Iron man plus! Take it easy though -until next week at least! Love from us all down south! H.

  2. Gee Kevin,
    you are certainly looking well! It might be three months before you start climbing mountains, but I’m sure you will be well and truly peddling along quite sometime before that!
    Take Care my friend.

  3. Hi Kevin, I think I lost the last post. So just to say hope your recovery is still going well and you’re home soon. Cheers Stewart and Sue

  4. Good on you, Kevin. It’s good to see you looking so well and sounding so bright. I’m really pleased they sewed up the slit in your chest! (I’ve been in Dubbo 3 days until yesterday.) All the best, Geoff (and Brenda)

  5. Well done Kevin, Gee you bounced back swiftly. So glad and happy for you all that it went so well. No doubt your fitness levels helped. Take care my friend. Cheers Amanda

  6. Hi Kev
    Great to have received the reports of your progress. It sounds as though things have gone very well – just as you would want it to be.
    Sorry I have not replied earlier but I have had my prostate removed at the he same one you had your op.
    We’ll probably be back on our bikes at about the same time!!! We however have added e-power to our tandem so things will be a little easier….when they need to be!!!
    Best wishes for your continuing recovery
    Rob and Mary

  7. Well Kevin
    I guess that by now you’ll be up and active and that the bony is rearing to go.
    But….on overseas travel this year to follow the bike. I honk that this was your plan but no one could have guessed how the world could change
    Anyway hope recovery is going well
    Regards to you and the family
    Rob and Mary
    Mob 0419103889

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