Off to the local hospital for a cardiac procedure — nothing out of the ordinary just need to have it done now. Back later but posting will be curtailed.
[UPDATE: First. I am overwhelmed with the outpouring of prayers and good wishes here. Very grateful. Second: After a suspicious result during a recent cardiac stress test, it was decided to take a closer look at the areas inside my heart. The result of a long time in what Enloe calls the “Cath Lab” but is really a specialized operating theater is that I’m currently good to go. There was evidently some plaque built up around the stent I had put in after my cardiac arrest more than ten years ago. This was not however such that my cardiologist was concerned and the placement of other stents, or more draconian surgery, was avoided. The “sedation” (your garden variety “relaxer” with just a pinch of fentanyl) kept me in a kind of twilight state even after I got home. I’m still a bit off my game this morning but am glad to be off my game here at home rather than waking up in a room at Enloe Hospital.
At the same time it was a fascinating experience since I found, yet again, that if you take your eyes off something like medicine for even five years you are in a whole new universe. More on this later. For now, I am taking it easy in my home and feeling better with every passing hour.
And it was very startling and wonderful to come here this morning and see the wishes from all you wonderful people. So much so that I am swapping out the Stones “Heart of Stone” video with one more suited to the blessings given me here.]