Little did I know what was about to happen when I wrote my last post. I had written, on 11 Dec, that dad wasn't doing well with CoVID. Well, that night at 10:45 mom called and said he couldn't breathe and his oxygen level was in the 70's at times. So, I got out of … Continue reading THE REST OF THE STORY
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I have become aware this month of how decisions made, though seemingly insignificant at the time, can have a huge impact on many lives. It all started on the 1st of December. Well, no, it actually started before that when dad wasn't feeling well and wanted to move his primary care physician appointment earlier than … Continue reading SMALL DECISIONS WITH HUGE IMPACTS
One of the things I asked the doctor when I heard that the aneurysm had grown was, "Can I still run?" His answer was an unequivocal "Yes." He said the best thing I can do is keep my blood pressure low and running is one of the best things to do that. They just don't … Continue reading CAN I STILL RUN?
Since I didn't have a regular cardiologist, the surgeon sent a consultation to one that is in his building. I was expecting it would be a week, or at least a few days, before I would hear from them. My dad had an appointment at the Veterans Administration hospital that afternoon. Since all of this … Continue reading THE REST OF THE STORY
I have a bicuspid aortic valve. I did not find this out until I was 38 years old, upon my exit physical from the Air Force. Because of that, I have been having periodic echocardiograms to make sure it is functioning well and the minor heart murmur isn't getting worse. Almost three years ago now, … Continue reading THE ANEURYSM