Sunday, January 23, 2011

Where Have I Been -- Redux

In the immortal words of Roseanne Rosanna Deanna "There's always something."

The latest "something" was a stay in the hospital to have a stent put into one of my coronary
arteries. This turned out to be a good-news/bad-news situation. The good news is that the stent
has improved my quality of life and I'm no longer having angina attacks. The bad news is that three of the five arterial grafts I received in 1999 are completely and irreparably blocked. The one that was stented was 90+ percent closed. Only one of the five is still clear.

This means a new round of drugs and restrictions. OTOH I'm alive and feel fine and probably will remain that way for a few more years.

The artery problems have been affecting me for about a year, although I didn't really recognize what was happening until about three months ago when I started having regular chest pains.

The moral of the story: Pay attention when you start to feel a persistent listlessness or find that you're losing the ability to tolerate exercise.

Meanwhile, I've got a couple of projects I'm working on, including some e-publishing stuff through Amazon Kindle. I really think that's the future for genre fiction.