I will be undergoing heart surgery to replace my aortic valve on April 11, 2011. After the surgery, I will not be able to lift more than 5 pounds for 6-8 weeks. I have canceled or postponed my scheduled trips to Salt Lake City, Sioux Falls, and Dayton for April and May. I hope to be sufficiently recovered to resume my normal schedule in June, including visits to Austin and Salt Lake City.
I expect to be in the hospital for five days, away from access to email and phone. After arriving home, it is difficult to predict how quickly I will be able to begin returning phone calls, but I encourage you to call or email with any questions you may have and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. It will still be possible to order my DVD, Harp Care with Steve Moss, during this period. My family can help fill the orders if I am not able to.
This surgery came about because I was born with a defect in my aortic valve, and its function has slowly worsened over time. I have been aware that I might need this procedure at some point. I expect to make a full recovery after healing up from the surgery, and the doctors tell me I’ll feel better than ever, since the mechanical valve will improve my heart function.
I apologize for any inconvenience to you, and would like to take the opportunity to thank all of my clients, associates, and friends for your business and your support over the past few years. I look forward to working with all of you again soon.