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Old 04-15-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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On Monday morning (Yes Patriots Day) at 0530 I will be heading for the operating room at Mass General Hospital in Boston for a Heart operation. Getting my Mitral valve fixed via the da' Vinci robot. I will be there for approximately 5 days or so in ICU and a step down ICU. Then I will head to our Condo in Nashua for a few days to stay. When I feel like I can make the ride North to the lake, my wife will drive me home.

So...Hopefully I will be back on the forum in a week or so.
I got a lawn to mow and a house to paint ya know.....
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #2
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Good luck and stay POSITIVE !!
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:24 PM   #3
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You are going to the BEST hospital in the world for your operation! All will go well so stay confident.

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Old 04-15-2012, 03:26 PM   #4
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The robot is great. I had robotic prostate removal, two years ago.
Of course one needs a good surgeon with Da'Vinci...
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:33 PM   #5
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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Although I don't know you, my thoughts and prayers will be with you tomorrow and until you again log in. You're in good hands.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:26 PM   #7
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Best of luck Lakesrider .......positive energy sent your way from all of the VK crew.See you soon.
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Old 04-15-2012, 04:53 PM   #8
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Sending a prayer and good thoughts your way Lakesrider. In just a few days it will be behind you and you'll be back home healing and enjoying spring ! Let us know how you're doing.
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You will be in the best possible hands, so I'm confident all will go well. This will soon be behind you!
From southeast Florida we're sending you best wishes and healing thoughts! May God be with you -- and He will!
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:09 PM   #10
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God Speed, and best wishes Lakesrider. You are in good hands, and keep your chin up!


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Old 04-15-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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Prayers will be said for you from East Central Florida....Will look forward to your return....Darn grass keeps growing no matter what ! Stay Positive...all will go well..
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:35 PM   #12
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Good luck with the surgery Lakesrider. We will be thinking of you.
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Lakesrider, My prayers are with you but know you will make it through and be back here soon. My boss had a valve replacement 2 years ago and came thru with flying colors and so will you.
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You'll be fine, with all the good wishes from us here rooting for you! Tear 'em buddy!
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My prayers are with you, Lakesider, and with the surgeons and support team involved, also. Mass General is the very BEST.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:21 PM   #17
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You are in the BEST hospital in the world for heart surgery. I drive into Boston to MGH Cardiology because there is no where better!

Be Well and have a speedy recovery.

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Old 04-15-2012, 08:19 PM   #18
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You are in the BEST hospital in the world for heart surgery. I drive into Boston to MGH Cardiology because there is no where better!

Be Well and have a speedy recovery.

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Lakesrider, nothing to worry about as this is routine surgery today. No cut sternum so you'll be back at it in no time and you'll probably have a lot more energy without a leaky valve.

What is/was wrong with the valve?
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Old 04-15-2012, 08:59 PM   #19
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Prayers from around the corner from you in Hudson and Pelham. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #20
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Lakesrider;

You are going to the BEST hospital in the world for your operation! All will go well so stay confident.

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Edited to correct title which should say, Thoughts and Prayers Sent!!!
I can only echo what Dan said... Best of luck, I thoughts and prayers are with you. Mass General is a Great Hospital. All the stray cats on your side of the lake need you... so heal fast!
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Along with all the other forum members, my wife and I wish you our very best wishes. You will be in our prayers.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:22 AM   #22
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Lakesrider, You are in our nightly prayers. Believe me they work!

It won't be long before you are sitting on the deck with the Great Spirit smiling on you! See you at the forum fest!

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Best of luck. The lake will be waiting with open arms for you.
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:16 AM   #24
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LR, Best of luck to you with your procedure. The great staff at MGH put me back together this winter.
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Old 04-16-2012, 05:32 AM   #25
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Good luck Lakesrider. You will do fine. Before you know it you will be back in action ready to enjoy a great spring and summer!

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You'll do just fine. Keep the chin up and recovery will be easy.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:45 AM   #27
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My healing thoughts and prayers are with you Lakesrider. You'll be back to good and at the lake before you know it because you can't keep a good man down!

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Old 04-16-2012, 12:35 PM   #28
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Though I don't know you, my thoughts and prayers are with you Lakesrider as you go thru surgery today! Hope you have a speedy recovery and are back chatting again on the Forum real soon! All the best!
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Though I don't know you, my thoughts and prayers are with you Lakesrider as you go thru surgery today! Hope you have a speedy recovery and are back chatting again on the Forum real soon! All the best!
Ditto that...best of luck to you lakesrider.
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I second that ditto - or is that "third"?

Hope all the good wishes make you smile!
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Good Luck Lakesrider, I will be thinking about you and will say a prayer for you. I am sure eveything will turn out fine!
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Good luck & speedy recovery. If it's any consolation, a friend had similar repair surgery a few years ago and he's out and about and causing trouble just as much as before the surgery.
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You will be fine LR: I have been to Mass General. I went there after THREE other stinkin hospitals couldn't get it right....with my "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm". Mass General got it right the first time they tried..(10 Hours).... and by the time I got there.... they only had hamburger to work with.. That was 14 years ago. No problems since.

Mass General is the THE BEST IN THE WORLD. This is not just MY opinion..it is the opinion of their peers....and has been for awhile. NB
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Hope all went well today for you, and am praying for a healthy and speedy recovery for you!
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You will be fine LR: I have been to Mass General. I went there after THREE other stinkin hospitals couldn't get it right....with my "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm". Mass General got it right the first time they tried..(10 Hours).... and by the time I got there.... they only had hamburger to work with.. That was 14 years ago. No problems since.

Mass General is the THE BEST IN THE WORLD. This is not just MY opinion..it is the opinion of their peers....and has been for awhile. NB
http://health.usnews.com/best-hospit...-heart-surgery

Sorry, but having worked in cardiac care, MGH is not the best. And the best Children's hospital is CHOP, not Boston.

I say this as choosing the right surgeon or hospital can be all the difference in the world.
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Know that you're in my thoughts... wishing you a speedy recovery.
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This is my first post and I'm pleased that it is to offer you a speedy recovery. I had my prostate removed using the DaVinci Robot at Mt Sinai in Manhatten several years ago. I was on my way home in less than 24 hours and only took one pain pill after the operation. I never experienced ED and within a month I had no inconenance problems. According to my experience, DaVinci is the way to go for many procedures as long as the surgeon is well trained. My doctor was David Samadi who is also on the FOX news medical "A" team.
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This was posted earlier this week. It is a very cool website where Paul's progress is documented daily. What a great way to communicate with family and friends. I don't know Lakesrider but for his posts here, but have been following his progress.... He is a member of our forum family!


http://www.heart-valve-surgery.com/j...er/paulgamache


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