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August 08, 2022

John B. shares an update from Little Tupper Lake on day 7 of a 10-day solo wilderness canoe trip. He is 5 months post-op from a mitral valve repair, bypass in his right coronary artery, and tricuspid valve repair. John describes his experience from diagnosis to consult, through surgery and recovery. Here is an excerpt from the video:

"The care that I received in the ICU and 7W was simply outstanding. All of the nurses and support staff and physical therapists — everyone there, took a personal interest in me. And I felt they had my best interests at heart. They helped me to recover quickly and although I didn’t realize it at the time - aside from taking care of my physical pains, they were also taking care of my psychological pain - helping me have the right frame of mind to recover.

So I’m going to be eternally grateful to Drs. Adams, Boateng, and the two doctors on the team who took care of me afterwards, Dr. Costa and Dr. Patil and of course all the nurses and support staff in the ICU and 7W.

The other thing I’d like to mention is Mount Sinai’s communication. It really is truly outstanding. They checked up on me on a regular basis once I was out of the hospital and I could call them at any time with any questions about my medication, my activities, whatever I should be doing. And I felt like even though I wasn’t in the hospital, I was still under their care.

So now, here I am, doing the things that I love to do. I feel great. The results couldn’t have been better, and I’m looking forward to spending more time doing these things, and spending time with my family and friends during my retirement.

Thank you to everyone at Mount Sinai. Thank you Dr. Adams and Dr. Boateng and everyone else for all that you did for me. I’ll be eternally grateful. Thanks."

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