Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Jerry Remy Issues Statement on His Health

Here is the statement Jerry Remy has issued from his blog on Sawxheads:

In November I had a very small, low-grade cancerous area removed from my lung. I was fortunate that it was discovered at an early stage. Except for the surgery, I required no additional treatments. I left the hospital with a clean bill of health.

Unfortunately, following the surgery, I developed a bad infection further compounded by a case of pneumonia. It was the pneumonia and the infection that set me back. This all happened just as I was leaving for spring training.

In hindsight, it was a mistake to go and I am paying the price for it now. As NESN announced, I am taking a leave of absence so that I can fully recover.

First of all, I would like to thank all of you for the outpouring of concern you have given me recently. I honestly appreciate it. Secondly, I want to emphasize that I am in good shape now.

While physically I have no issues, the past few months have been emotionally draining, and exhausting for both my family and I. Along those lines, I would like to thank NESN and the Red Sox for allowing me to take as much time as I need. I am not certain exactly when I will return, but I will keep you posted. I want to make sure that when I do return I can be with the team all the way to the 2009 World Series!

I hope that by stating all this publicly it will emphasize the dangers of smoking to everyone, especially children. So, once again, I appreciate all your support and I would like to emphasize – if you don’t smoke, don’t start, and if you do smoke, try to quit! I don’t say that lightly because I know how difficult it can be.

Thanks,
Jerry


Please take a moment and wish Jerry a get well message here.

10 comments:

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

MISS YA JERRY BERRY HURRY BACK

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM  

GET WELL SOON WE ALL MISS YA
YOUR THE BEST

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 10:38 AM  

THE GAME IS NOT THE SAME WITHOUT HEARING YOUR LAUGHTER AND STORIES. WE ALL MISS YA GET WELL SOON

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

PLEASE COME BACK SOON GET POOR EKK OFF THE HOOK.

Anonymous,  June 2, 2009 at 10:40 AM  

REMDOG NATION IS BEHIND YOU WE ALL ARE HERE FOR YA DOG GET BETTER SOON

Anonymous,  June 29, 2009 at 6:46 PM  

Bill & Carolyn want you to know that we send get well wishes and that the game is not the same without you! Buenos Noches, Amigo! (Fall River, Mass.)

Anonymous,  July 31, 2009 at 1:14 PM  

Hurry back Remdawg, your fans miss you. I don't think Dennis Eckersley is a true Red Soxs fan because of his some of his negative comments but he really likes himself.

Anonymous,  July 31, 2009 at 1:16 PM  

Remdawg......GET WELL SOON!

Anonymous,  July 31, 2009 at 1:24 PM  

Please come back as soon as posssible, Remdawg, because ur the best. Eckersley needs to go because he is as terrible as the hairdo he sports. Bring on Monty or Sean Casey until your return.

Anonymous,  August 5, 2009 at 7:52 PM  

I hope your feeling better...we miss you, no one works better with Don but you.

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