Don Meyer will have another surgery Wednesday morning in the Twin Cities.
The former Northern State basketball coach will have a permanent pacemaker put in. Northern State officials said Meyer had a “heart episode” Sunday night, leading doctors to the decision to put the pacemaker in Wednesday morning.
Officials also said the coach was in “good spirits” Monday, making lists of things to do — a well-known trait of the world-wide known coach. Meyer also emphasized that he and Carmen are eager to return home to Aberdeen.
Doctors told the Meyers that Don’s surgery Wednesday morning “will be trickier” because Meyer is still recovering from his surgery last week, school officials said.
Meyer had three heart valves replaced with mechanical ones and a hole in his heart repaired last week. The damage was done from the secretion of carcinoid tumors. Meyer has been fighting carcinoid cancer since it was discovered after his car accident in September 2008 where he lost part of his left leg.
Northern State said they are passing along well wishes and cards to Coach Meyer and Carmen. People can send them to:
Coach Don Meyer
Northern State University
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, SD 57401