RECOVERY


Good Morning; Afternoon or Evening,

Today is 18 August 2015.  I want to express my deep, sincere appreciation to all of you who have expressed well wishes and Prayers for me.  On 10 July, I was rushed to the Veterans Medical Center here in Miami.  Arriving at 0605, A quick CT Scan, and by 0800 I was in for Emergency Surgery, which lasted 8 hours & 49 miniutes.  I then spent 7 nights & 6 days in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit.  A Femoral Artery Aneursym, the size of a Mandarin Orange was repaired by Vascular Surgeron Dr. Arsha Bornak, with a team of another Vascular Surgeon, a Plastic Surgeon, Dr,. Harvey Chim (to place a muscle from my right leg over the aneursym repair section (to prevent infection).  I want to express my sincere appreciation to the team of four doctors, the Anesthesiologist and Surgical Nurses, and to the SICU team of Doctors & Nurses.  The Miami VA is the BEST in the nation.  I have followed the Doctor’s Orders with almost seven weeks of ‘Bed Rest’  (HATED IT!), and now am eager to respond to over 3,800 emails on my website (mphelps@MichaelPhelpsNovels.com).  I am very grateful to see the sales of my latest books, ‘DAVID JANSSEN-Our Conversations-Volumes One & Two’ and ‘DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE’ by Ellie Janssen & Michael Phelps have continued without my being able to market them via the Internet.

I am BACK, and hope to spend at least a couple of hours a day as my strength and energy continues to improve.  This has been a very long and hard recovery . . . guess I’m getting old!

THANK YOU ALL!

Best regards,

Mike Phelps

43 comments

  1. Wonderful to have you back Michael and we were kept updated in the beginning thankfully. Keep it down to a roar for a while.. your seat is still warm.. best wishes Sally

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      GOOD AFTERNOON SALLY,

      THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A GOOD LAUGH FOR THE DAY!

      HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

      BEST,
      MIKE

  2. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    For those of you who have shown concern for Michael Phelps it is wonderful to see that he is home and recovering well..

  3. Silver Threading · August 18, 2015

    Glad you are doing better Michael! Welcome back, friend! ❤

  4. Sue Vincent · August 18, 2015

    Good to have you back with us, Michael!

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      GOOD MORNING SUE,

      THANK YOU!!! I HAVE ALL OF YOUR POSTS TO READ . . . I LOVE THEM!

      MIKE

  5. The Story Reading Ape · August 18, 2015

    Welcome back Michael – Continue to rest more and do less until you’re fully recovered 👍😃🐵

    • michaelphelps1 · October 14, 2015

      THANK YOU, CHRIS . . . still working on responding to over 4,000 emails! I have save ALL of your Blogs posts and will READ them all!

  6. The Story Reading Ape · August 18, 2015

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Please call over and encourage our friend Author Michael Phelps to TAKE IT EASY, SLOW AND STEADY – You know what he’s like – Always has to be DOING! 😃

  7. russtowne · August 18, 2015

    Welcome back, Michael. I hope you fully recover soon and ease into things.

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      GOOD MORNING RUSS,

      THANK YOU. I AM ALMOST BACK TO NORMAL. I HAVE READ AND RESPONDED TO OVER 12,000 E-MAILS AND SOON I’LL BE BACK TO MARKETING MY BOOKS (A TASK I DESPISE – LOL),

      I HOPE YOU ARE WELL AND SET FOR A SUCCESSFUL, PRODUCTIVE WEEK.

      MIKE

  8. Annette Rochelle Aben · August 18, 2015

    Dear Michael, God Bless you and I am so happy to hear that you are on the mend. If you were closer, I would make you dinner and we’d watch a good movie! Take care, welcome back.

    • michaelphelps1 · October 14, 2015

      THANK YOU, ANNETTE! I’ve watched a lot of “HARRY O” on DVD. It was Dave’s favorite TV series.

  9. marianallanos · August 18, 2015

    My best wishes for a speedy recovery. Glad you’re doing better.

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      THANK YOU, MARIA. ALMOST 100%, THANKS TO GOD AND THE SKILLS OF GREAT DOCTORS, NURSES AND STAFF AT THE MIAMI VETERANS MEDICAL CENTER.
      I WISH YOU THE BEST FOR A PRODUCTIVE AND REWARDING WEEK.

      MIKE

  10. davidprosser · August 18, 2015

    I’m delighted to hear you’re doing better Michael. Remember please you’re in it for the long haul so no rushing back to work. Take things easy, we’ll still be here.
    My very best wishes to you
    Hugs
    David

    • michaelphelps1 · October 14, 2015

      THANK YOU, LORD DAVID! I have saved all of your posts – LOVE reading them!

  11. C.E.Robinson · August 18, 2015

    Michael, take your time and recover completely. There’s a peaceful gallery of sunsets over at Before Sundown on the Welcome Page for you to view. Could be helpful to calm your mind and concentrate on healing! Chryssa (aka Christine)

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      THANK YOU, CHRYSSA . . . THE SUNSETS ARE AWESOME . . . GOD’S ENDLESS GIFTS TO MANKIND. YES, I GREATLY APPRECIATE EVERY SUNRISE AND SUNSETS.
      HOPE YOU ARE WELL AND HAVING A GREAT MONDAY.
      MIKE

  12. TermiteWriter · August 18, 2015

    I don’t know you, but that condition certainly sounds ultra-serious, so I’m happy you got quick help and I do wish you well!

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      GOOD MORNING TERMITEWRITER,

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH. YES, I AM FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN TREATED BY THE MIAMI VETERANS MEDICAL CENTER – BEST DOCTORS IN THE COUNTRY.

      HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

  13. Patrick Jones · August 18, 2015

    Glad you are doing better…too close for comfort, that is for sure. Similar experience here with bypass surgery and my best advice is to do EVERYTHING that the doctors tell you to do. Healing takes time. Godspeed with your recovery and our prayers are with you! Take care, Pat

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      GOOD MORNING PAT,

      THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICE AND GOOD WISHES. HAPPY TO KNOW YOUR BY-PASS WAS A GREAT SUCCESS!
      WISHING YOU A GREAT WEEK!
      MIKE

  14. FlorenceT · August 18, 2015

    Hi Michael, you are in my prayers. Wishing you a speedy recovery! Take time to rest. Be well.

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      THANK YOU, FLORENCE T. – IA APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTS AND BEST WISHES. HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

  15. kcg1974 · August 18, 2015

    Miracles do happen and what a blessing you have been given. Take care, get rest no matter what (YES!) and enjoy the fruits of your labor. Happy future, happy life to you.

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      THANK YOU, KEG 1974 – GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR THOUGHTS. HAVE A GREAT WEEK!

      • kcg1974 · July 25, 2016

        Most welcome, Michael. Happy week to you! 🙂

  16. noelleg44 · August 18, 2015

    Welcome back! And mind your doctor! The best medicine for anything is TOT: Tincture of Time!

    • michaelphelps1 · October 14, 2015

      THANK YOU, NOELLEG44! Yes, I am following Doctor’s orders.

  17. Janice Wald · August 18, 2015

    Hi,
    I found you on Chris’s site, but I know everyone who made a comment above me. We are a close knit group of bloggers who go around in the same community, happily.
    I am sorry you’ve had a health scare. Thanks for letting us know about it, so we can appreciate good health and let you know that we care about you.
    Janice

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      THANK YOU, JANICE.
      AS YOU MAY HAVE GUESSED, I AM NOT VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT BLOGGING. MY HEALTH IS IMPROVING DAILY & I LOOK FORWARD TO BEING BAKC ON THE COMPUTER – – – IF I AM LUCKY, I MAY EVEN LEARN ABOUT BLOGGING. HAVE A GREAT WEEK.

      • Janice Wald · July 25, 2016

        Hi Michael,
        I would be happy to teach you about blogging. That’s what I do at my site, I help bloggers. I encourage you to subscribe. If you comment on my site, I can see your Email and sign you up. Feel better.
        Janice

  18. blondieaka · August 18, 2015

    Lots of rest and laughter are the best medicine and listen to Doc everything will be there when you are back in the full swing of things..listen to your body and stay well 🙂

    • michaelphelps1 · July 25, 2016

      GOOD MORNING BLONDIE,

      THANK YOU . . . SAME ADVICE MY DOCTORS GAVE . . . AND IT IS WORKING!
      HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GOOD START FOR THE WEEK TO COME.
      MIKE

      • blondieaka · July 25, 2016

        Great News ..but you are right it is boring but neccessary 🙂

  19. Ali Isaac · August 19, 2015

    All the best with your recovery. Don’t try to do too much too soon.

  20. Hugh's Views and News · August 19, 2015

    Welcome back Michael. Please keep resting and taking it easy. Nobody here is going anywhere while you recover.
    Best wishes to you.

    • michaelphelps1 · October 14, 2015

      THANK YOU, HUGH! I’ve saved all your Posts, love reading them!!

      • Hugh's Views and News · October 14, 2015

        Thank you, Michael. That’s really lovely of you too say. I hope you’re well on the road to recovery now?

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