Welcome to Bill Agan's CaringBridge website. This is how we have decided to keep family and friends easily updated on his journey. Feel free to share this link with others who may be interested and want to share their good wishes, too!
Several years ago, Bill was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy i.e. an enlarged heart. (You can find out more about an enlarged heart here - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/enlarged-heart/symptoms-causes/dxc-20305824
The most recent echocardiogram showed a significant worsening of the condition. This is causing an increase in fatigue and shortness of breath. Bill's cardiologist has recommended a surgery to decrease the size of the left ventricle that is obstructing the blood outflow to the aorta.
The Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota is known for this surgical procedure. Bill and Gay will leave for Minnesota on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Bill's testing begins on Monday, October 23, 2017 and will likely undergo surgery on Friday, October 27, 2017
You will be able to stay updated with Bill's progress by checking in here. Gay and Bill's daughter, Jackie, will be leaving you updates here. And, you will be able to leave your words of support, hope, and encouragement here for Bill to read while in the hospital. (Just scroll down on this page to click on the big purple button that says "Well Wishes."
Thank you for dropping in here to visit! We hope you will return often to check on his status, share your thoughts and prayers, and join us on the journey!