Video #5 - 12-30-2015 -  I speak about how my consultation went, my bar fitting and my upcoming surgery.

Video #10 - 02-18-2016 - I was just checked out of the hospital in this video and speak about how hard it has been in the hotel. I also show my On-Q Pain Pump.

WARNING! This video may be graphic to some, but it is very educational. It shows Dr. Jaroszewski performing her version of the Nuss Procedure using the RulTract device. For more of her videos and a whole lot more information please check out drjpectus.com

Video #24 - 11-04-2018 - Bar Removal & Update

Video #22 - 03-12-2017 - We flew to Arizona for my one year follow up and The Mayo Clinic actually interviewed me for a story about my pectus. I also speak about my 5k in Phoenix and the people we met.

Video #25 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #20 - 10-01-2016 - It has been 7 1/2 months since my surgery and I just sent in my six month x-rays. I also spoke about my training for Ironman Louisville 2017.

Video #21 - 01-22-2017 - I speak about returning to Arizona for my one year check up, the 2nd virtual race and my 36 mile Pectus Strong run. At the end I posted two clips of me walking for the first time after surgery.

Video #12 - 02-20-2016 - I show my chest off for the first time post op. I also list all of the medications that I was taking.

This is a workout video by I believe the Phoenix Pectus Surgeons that features Michael Mihuc. The first 8 minutes are his workout routine and around the 8:25 mark he discusses his personal perspective about pectus.

This was posted on the Pectus Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona page on  Facebook and I wanted to share it here as well.

"Happy Holidays from Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski & our Pectus Team at Mayo Clinic!

All of our patients are amazing people!

This past week Natalie shared her recovery experience with us at her 1-week post op visit. She gave us pictures which had her smiling before & after surgery. The best picture was of her out Christmas shopping, just 5 days (yes, 5 days...) after surgery!
You are doing wonderful Natalie & look beautiful! We will see you in the New Year."

Video #1 - 03-28-2015 - This is my introduction video and I speak about my pectus and why I decided to start filming myself.

This section is just as it sounds, VIDEOS! I will post all of my Pectus Excavatum Surgery Journey videos here as well as other informative or inspiring videos, so please keep checking back. If you have a video that you would like me to post here please email me at PEWilliamsJourney@gmail.com. Also if you can please subscribe to my YouTube channel it would help me potentially reach more people. You can easily do that by clicking the red YouTube button, and then confirming it. Thank you!

Video #17 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #11 - 02-19-2016 - I am in the car waiting for my wife that is getting us supplies at the store. I show my On-Q ball again and update how I'm doing.

Pectus Surgery with Narration from Dr Jaroszewski.

I just found this new interview with Dr Jaroszewski discussing pectus treatment at the Mayo Clinic. It's another must watch in my opinion.

This is a Fitness and Exercise Pectus Webinar by Adam Parker from Pectus.com, Michael Mihuc, Randy Siems, and Jackie Hurley from Phoenix Children's Hospital. It's a long video but worth watching.

Video #13 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #16 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Here is the video of me on tv at the start line:

Videos

An inspirational story from a pectus patient of Dr Jaroszewski.

I ran the 2016 Detroit Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and I was actually on tv for a bit wearing my pectus awareness shirt. I think it's pretty obvious, but I'm in the lower right corner wearing a black hat and shirt. Before the race my stepdad and I were briefly interviewed for several seconds. I was completely caught off guard by the camera, but tried my best to speak about pectus excavatum in the few seconds that I was given. I think I'll always have some shyness when a camera is put in my face, but I'll keep trying to get better at it. I'll post the two videos below if anyone wants to check them out.

Video #26 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #18 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #14 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #19 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #23 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #9 - 02-18-2016 - This video is two days after my surgery and I update everyone how I'm recovering and what I have to do in the hospital.

I might make one final video in a few months to show my progress after my bar removal surgery. Until then you can follow my journey on Facebook by "friending" me.

Video #8 - 02-17-2016 - This is the morning after my surgery and I speak about my pain levels.

Video #27 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #4 - 10-01-2015 - I talk about my allergy test, the results from my Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test, my pectus shirts and my fundraiser dinner. I also was able to book my consultation and surgery date.

Video #6 - 02-09-2016 - This is my final video before my surgery and I show off my pectus excavatum one last time.

Thank you to everyone that voted for me in the TRI movie contest and helped to raise awareness for Pectus Excavatum.

https://www.facebook.com/TRIforcure/photos/a.1853507508227508.1073741839.1602711326640462/1853507611560831/?type=3&theater

Video #7 - 02-16-2016 - This is my first video after surgery and I report how I'm feeling.

This was posted on the Pectus Program at Mayo Clinic Arizona page on  Facebook and I wanted to share it here as well.

"We hear stories every day from our patients about their challenges before surgery and this week Sydney impressed us with her post-surgery achievement.
She visited Africa this past summer, which was two years after her Nuss procedure with Dr. Jaroszewski and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. She stated she would not have been able to reach the summit at 19,341 feet without having had her chest wall corrected. We are so proud of her and wanted to share her story with you!"

Video #15 description coming soon, but you can watch it now. :)

Video #2 - 03-31-2015 - I finally show off my chest for the first time publicly and speak more about my symptoms. I also met with a surgeon which didn't go well, but I was able to get a couple tests scheduled.

Video #3 - 04 -09-2015 - I talk about the results from my EKG, Echocardiogram and my CT scan. I also found out my Hallex Index and speak about my physical symptoms.

My name is Matt Wood. I was born with a condition called pectus excavatum, or "sunken chest". I am 6 weeks post-op for my 4th Nuss procedure (chest wall reconstruction) in the past year and a half! I was asked by the Mayo Clinic of Phoenix to put together a short video about myself, and I will be used as a case study for future cardiothoracic surgeons due to the severity of the case. Watch as I explain in little over 6 minutes what the hell happened and how my brilliant surgeon had to risk my life in order to save it.

At the 1:19 mark you see me walking in the background and at 1:50 mark my stepdad and I are briefly interviewed.