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One month after open heart surgery, Jon Dorenbos seems to be doing well

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Great news.

Jon Dorenbos seems to be doing well one month after having sudden open heart surgery. The former Philadelphia Eagles long snapper posted an update on his official Instagram account.

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You can mouse over the Instagram post or tap on the right side to bring up more pictures of Dorenbos. There’s also a video of him taking a hot shower for the first time in a long time. You can see just how emotional Dorenbos is.

Here’s the full caption of his post.

One month ago today I underwent emergency open heart surgery. My wife never left my side. She held my hand every step of the way. Life is crazy. One min I was a professional athlete, the next min I was fighting for my life. The video in this collage shows how the simplest things in life we sometimes take for granted. May we all be thankful for the beautiful people and world that surround us every day. To the UPENN Cardiac Care Nurses (Silver10) you all are #Saints - thank you! You make this world a better place. #SpecialPeople - Dr Bavaria, whom performed my surgery, I love you man!! You are a genius. You are an artist. You are a savant. Thank you for making valve replacement and aortic aneurysms your thing!! You are the best in the world for a reason. This world is a better place with you in it #ImAlive #goodDay

It’s great to see Dorenbos in positive spirits after his life was in danger. It’s also great to know his life was saved by the Eagles trading him to the Saints this summer.

Here’s wishing Dorenbos a speedy recovery.