Dec 19, 2017 Latest post:
Mar 23, 2018
Welcome Friends and Family! Beth and I have set up this site to keep you all informed of my status during my upcoming surgery and recovery. For those who are not aware, I was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm way back in 2008 and we have been monitoring it ever since. Over the years, my aorta has now grown to a point where I need open heart surgery to avoid rupture and to replace the section of it that is bad. Depending on what the surgeon finds, I may also need a new aortic valve. Sparing you all the gory details, suffice it to say that this is major surgery and will require a 3-5 day hospital stay and 8 weeks or so of recovery at home. We will be using this Caring Bridge site to keep our family and friends all updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.