All I want for Christmas is a heart at ease…
…and for you to send me you good wishes this week—especially this Tuesday, December 9.
My doctors tell me that it is time for me to have valve-replacement surgery to fix a heart condition that I was born with.
In San Francisco on Tuesday morning a surgeon and his medical team will do this for me. Everyone says I’m an excellent candidate and that I will feel a whole lot better once I’ve recovered.
I will be in the hospital for about a week. Full recovery at home is expected to take another seven or eight weeks. By Valentine’s Day I ought to be feeling better than I have in quite some time.
My daughter—she’s a doctor herself—has come home to help my wife and me get through this major surgery while I’m in the hospital. My son is coming home this weekend and will stay with us through the holidays to help us manage the first two weeks back home.
I hope you’ll be willing to take a few moments this week to send me your best healing wishes.