Tim Surrett recovering at home

Tim Surrett - photo by Deb MillerTim Surret, bass player with Balsam Range and IBMA Board Chair, was released from the hospital on Friday afternoon after spending two days in for observation and testing. The band worked a man down this past weekend, giving Tim some time to get his sea legs back under him.

He told us that he’s feeling well, but is “weak as a cat,” and that doctors tell him it could be three to four months before he is back to full strength. Tim will rest up this week, and hopes to return to the stage with Balsam Range on Saturday.

Apparently a bleeding ulcer led to Surrett loosing half of his total blood volume, not good for anyone. But doctors plan to keep a close eye on Tim this next few months, and expect him to make a full recovery.

Let’s see how well he does taking it easy over this period. Maybe his wife, Hope, will need to hire a chaperone to make sure he gets some sleep during World of Bluegrass!

She shared this heartfelt message over the weekend to thank all the friends who had shared warm wishes while Tim was in the hospital.

“We want to take time to say how blessed we are with the outpouring of thoughts, prayers and positive vibes sent our way. It was amazing to know that during his stay we remained covered in prayer by you all. Unfortunately words can not begin to explain the gratitude we feel toward each and every one of you but this is what we will do until we get to see you all in person to thank you. Please continue to pray and send positive vibes for us as we continue on this journey.”

Get well soon, Tim!

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