Relay for Life
Alumni Interviews--Where Are They Now?
Mr. Woods Has A Heart of A Lion
October 20, 2012By Gina Leake of Centralia High School Activities
By: Jason Anders
During the summer, the doctor told Woods that he needed surgery on his heart. During this surgery, the doctors had to replace his aortic valve with a mechanical valve. Also, they replaced a piece of the aorta. Luckily, Mr. Woods and the doctors kept a close eye on his heart condition because it could have been deadly. He had an eight-week recovery period and that is already over.
Mr. Woods is doing just fine now. “I feel great, I mean, to the point where it doesn’t even feel like I had surgery,” he said. Also, Mr. Woods is restricted from certain activities. He can’t lift heavy weights, for example. When asked what the hardest part of the whole process was, he replied, “The hardest part for me was not being able to do the normal Dad stuff--like picking up my kids.”
Mr. Woods is back to normal now, and he won’t have to worry about this problem anymore. The doctor says his condition is, basically, cured.