Friday, April 12, 2013

A Personal Update

To the people on my Bird List and my additional Facebook friends, 
I would like to give a personal update.

On a recent vacation/birding trip with my wife, Linda, to the state of South Carolina, USA, I suffered an incident concerning my health.  It was not an official heart attack, where parts of one's heart actually dies, rather it was clear, advanced warning of what would happen if I did not address the problem immediately. 

I had an 85-95% blockage of the blood the heart muscle needs to function as a pump. Without sufficient blood to the heart muscle  it simply stops working. Due to the blockage, I had a triple bypass.

I was extremely lucky to be near quality health care personnel when I noticed the problem.  Their encouragement to have my heart further checked out saved my life.  I will always be indebted to them. 

This blog is about birds and my encounters with them.  I'd rather not get too far afield of that outline. If you would like to know more, feel free to contact me by responding to any bird story or Facebook post.

Thank you,