Before we get going here, I want to thank everyone for their support during this time for me.
Secondly, I want to thank Steve and Matt from Fenway West for covering while I underwent my surgery. It's deeply appreciated.
If you hadn't heard, on March 20th I underwent aortic valve replacement surgery to replace my aortic heart valve. There's no need for the back story anymore.
Of the three options my surgeon and I discussed, it turned out to be the worst case scenario where he would have to do the full open heart (cracking sternum).
From there the surgery went as perfectly and smoothly as we could have hoped and each day I'm getting better. While I haven't started my rehab just yet (April 8), I am able to do a little more each day.
It's still a long road and a road I'm ready to drive down.
I have had surgery in the past and bounced back quickly. I can honestly say that I figured I'd miss a day or two of the site after surgery. I believed this so much I had my brother bring my computer to the hospital. Boy was I wrong as this surgery was so different than anything I've experienced.
The plan going forward is to slowly get thing back to normal.
Red Sox posts will consist of any breaking news, a day of game lineup post and a morning link dump. Now I can't guarantee the morning link dump will happen every day right away but that's the goal I'm working towards. The Red Sox minor league posts
Patriots posts will continue from Steve as normal. It'll get busier with the NFL Draft coming up.
UConn posts I will work back in to as well. With the UConn women playing in the regional finals tomorrow, we'll be starting back up our coverage. Not sure how it's going to work, but I'll figure something out.
The goal here is to get things running like they were before.
The ultimate goal is resume my life normally like I had in the past before all this started.
So once again, thanks to Steve and Matt. And thanks to everyone for their support.
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