Archives : Dr. John Frachella
Check out this amazing six page spread in the August 2016 issue of BendOr Magazine featuring the adventurous life of our very own Dr. John Frachella!
We are happy to report that Dr. John is recovering well following his mountain biking accident and surgery several weeks ago.
He is now at home recuperating and doing his best to follow his doctor’s orders to remain quiet and keep his heart rate low. The words “Dr. John” and “quiet” don’t really seem to go well together, so we’ve enlisted the help of our friends and patients to come up with some ideas to help Dr. John fill in his days over the next several months of necessary partial immobilization.
We have a notebook out in the office and it is filling up with some very nice notes of encouragement and even some great little drawings. Some of the entries are so funny and cute, we just had to share a few snapshots from the notebook.
Other suggestions that have come in for Dr. John include building the complete DeathStar out of legos (Charlie estimates that would take about three months), perfecting new card tricks, playing dominoes, finding pen pals from every continent, watching cat videos on YouTube (that could burn up more than a few hours!) and learning origami.
A friend even graciously offered Dr. John the opportunity to clean all the glue off his old wheels and re-glue new rubber (hmmm, seems a little self-serving, don’t you think?). Cross-stitch, Sudoku, meditation…the ideas go on and on.
How about you, do you have any suggestions for Dr. John on quiet activities he can do to keep him occupied? Let us know!
The Bluefish team would like to ask for your positive thoughts and prayers for Dr. John Frachella as he recovers from a very serious bicycle accident that occurred yesterday. While riding on a difficult mountain bike trail near the North Umpqua River, Dr. John fell down a cliff, breaking his neck in several places.
He underwent successful surgery today to fuse vertebrae, and is now entering a very important recovery phase. His physician states that Dr. John is expected to recover fully in approximately three months, providing that he remains immobilized and quiet. Those of you who know Dr. John understand that this will be an incredibly hard challenge for him, given his very active nature.
We understand that many of his friends and patients will want to visit him, but we ask that you please refrain from doing so at this critical phase in the recovery process. In the meantime, please feel free to share your thoughts and get-well-soon wishes with us (our email is: email@example.com; mailing address: 2565 NE Butler Market Road, Bend, OR 97701) and we will be sure to pass any messages along to Dr. John and his wife, Carol.
Thank you in advance to our patients who may be asked to reschedule their appointments, we so appreciate your patience and understanding.
We believe that Dr. John is a remarkably strong and resilient person who will rise to meet this challenge, and we are so grateful that his prognosis is positive.