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Waters resting at home one week after double bypass surgery

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Friday, October 12, 2012

Greer Principal Marion Waters is home resting comfortably one week after double heart bypass surgery at Greenville Hospital System’s Heart and Vascular Institute.

“Today I got to go for my first little ride,” Waters said.

Waters talked about tonight’s Homecoming game and the Greer class representatives and courts. “The girls always dress nice and wear hats. It’s a special event for Greer,” he said. Greer plays Pickens tonight at 7 in a Peach Blossom Conference 3A battle.  Both teams are 3-1 in the conference and trail Blue Ridge, unbeaten at 4-0.

Waters will continue to recuperate the next 2-3 weeks for his heart to recover from surgery. He will then begin rehabilitation at the GHS Life Center and is anticipating returning to the high school in 6-8 weeks.

During his recuperation Waters said he is, “Doing a good bit of reading, elective reading, I haven’t had a chance to do in the past. I’m doing a lot of sitting and reading right now.”

Waters said he appreciated the wide support the past week. “The people have been wonderful and caring so much,” he said.

“Last week on Friday I had heart surgery and today I’m home,” Waters said.

Waters said he routinely had his heart checked regularly and last August he registered elevated scores of possible heart disease. “Dr. Graham Lawrence tested me with an echocardiogram and stress test and there were two blockages located in front of the heart.” Waters said a heart catheter was tried to clear the blockages and when they didn’t, bypass surgery was recommended.

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