Sunday, December 7, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is....

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.

Thank you.



14 comments:

Sylvia Parker said...

Sending you good thoughts. Wishing you a speedy recovery,

Carter said...

Dan, you have my very best wishes for a successful surgery and recovery!

bsallen said...

Dan, we think of you daily and miss you so much! Get well quickly, we will be sending you good thoughts!!!

Nannet (Lexi's Grandma) said...

Sending you positive thoughts for an easy recovery!

Anonymous said...

Wyatt, Cash, Christian and I are all praying for you tonight. I know you will do fine. It's wonderful that the whole family will be there. Please check in with us after the surgery and let us know your ok.

Amy Kokke said...

Sending positive thoughts your way tomorrow and everyday there after for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery. The Pimentel

Anonymous said...

You are in our thoughts & special prayers. Jaelyn misses you & hopes you feel better after your surgery. Bigs hugs to our Mr. Gurney....Love, the Casarotti's

Anonymous said...

I'll be thinking of you today; sending positive thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.
All my best to you and your family,
Pam Kahl

Brooke Tester said...

Dan - the Testers are sending our love! Take it easy and we hope recovery goes smoothly. How wonderful to have your family there to help out!

Anonymous said...

Prayers and well wishes to you Dan. You will be in our constant thoughts. Hugs to you & Sarah
From the whole Gary and Louise Petersen Family. ♡♡♡

dtarca said...

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Dan! Sounds like you are in GREAT hands. You've got many, many years of kayaking ahead of you! Take care. We'll be sending positive 'healing' thoughts your way! The Tarca's

Anonymous said...

Thinking about you and sending you our love. Hope you are resting and feeling better soon. Our hearts are yours! We love you dearly! Dana , Quinn & Sean Davis

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Mr. Gurney. Hope you are able to let us know how you are doing. The Foxes

Dan Gurney said...

Thank you everyone for your valued and welcomed thoughts & prayers sent my way. I truly appreciate them.

I'm home now. Everything went as planned and I'm recovering just as expected. Open heart surgery is something that takes 2-3 months to fully recover from, and I want to follow my doctors' suggestion (and orders) and the biggest one is to take it really easy for several weeks—all the way through the holidays.

I want you to know that I am feeling better and stronger each day and by the end of January I ought to feel better than I've felt in a number of years.