On the Mend

Dear friends, family, constituents and co-workers,

I have now been discharged from MGH for six days, after successfully undergoing three surgeries to repair the damage from the seizure I incurred on October 7th.  Since being discharged, I have been in physical rehabilitation at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, next to North Station in Boston, and one of the best rehab facilities in the country.

Per the doctor’s orders, I spend about 3 hours a day on occupational and physical therapy, and the rest of the day resting from my injuries, making phone calls, responding to emails, and seeing visitors.

Since completing my three surgeries (a week ago from Friday), I’ve also been able to review State House mail, including cards and messages from constituents, co-workers, and family and friends.  I am absolutely overwhelmed by the kind, appreciative and thoughtful correspondence that I’ve received, from everyday citizens to the state’s highest political leadership.  I can’t thank everyone enough for your support and well wishes as I work to get back on my feet.

Your cards sustain me, keep me occupied when I’m not doing physical rehab, and get me excited to get back to work, and back to a normal life.

Until then, keep your messages coming, and please keep me in your thoughts and prayers.  I am making great progress at Spaulding, and I believe part of the reason for that is the positive thoughts people are directing my way.

In addition, I am doing my best to get back to people who call me, email or write me, but it is taking time.  If you haven’t heard back from me yet, my staff and family are helping me keep track of who has been in touch, and I look forward to re-connecting with you over the next couple of months.

Best wishes,


4 thoughts on “On the Mend

  • I was just coming to check to see how you were doing. I’m so sorry you’re going through this, but glad to hear that you are doing better.

  • Hi Jamie!
    We have good news that we wanted to share with you! Our son, Moe, got his very first job… McDonald’s!!! Fries for everyone! HA!
    We’re excited for him. Before too long, he’ll be driving and next will be the most important thing: VOTING! LOL
    I’m praying your rehab will be swift and you’ll be back in your office and life before too long. Keep smiling my friend!
    Carol & Raid Suleiman

  • Jamie,

    We were so sorry to hear about your health situation and the surgeries and have kept you in our thoughts and prayers. Glad to hear you’re feeling better and recovering. Continue to get better and we wish you the very best.

    Steven & Sharon Levy, Marlborough

  • Thanks so much for your comments. I am doing much better, and appreciate the well wishes from so many people.

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