Yesterday, I received a P.M. from one of my friends here at LJs. He was inquiring, where I had been for a long time? “It had been almost a year since my last post.” I have copied it, along with my response here. That will save time and let everyone know what has been going on. I should have let everyone know sooner and for that I appoligise.
It has been a while since I’ve seen you on LJ’s. I just thought I’d take a minute to drop you a line and see how things are going. Hopefully you’ve been lurking, even if you haven’t had much time to post. Take care and I hope all is well!
Hope you and your family are well?
Thanks for checking in on me and asking! I have been lurking. For the last year, not feeling well enough to post any comments or to let my friends and everyone know how I was getting along. For this I apologize profoundly to everyone! I know I should have forced myself to let everyone know what was going on, however, I really did not know myself. All I did daily was sit in my recliner, and had gotten so weak that I had to have help from my wife to get up if I were down on my knees for some reason.
The good news is, as for the last couple of mouths, I, on most days, feel like a new man. I had a slight heart attack around Thanksgiving last year. “It turned out to be a “God send”!!! About 4 months ago they did a heart catheterization to see what was going on with the old ticker since I was getting along so poorly. Well, that just aggravated a problem that had been hiding from the doctors. For about 6 weeks after the catheterization, I could not walk to the mail box in the front yard without doubling over in pain. The only times that it did not bother me was when sitting or lying down. They finally did an ultrasound on my legs and it showed a 50% reduction of blood flow in my right leg and a huge difference in blood pressures. They were highly concerned and had me in the very next day for a test where they inject dye in your arteries and where able to pinpoint the problem. In the main artery going to my right leg and located just below my stomach on my right side. They were able to use angioplasty and placed a stint in the problem area.” Problem Solved”!!!
For the past 2 months I have been like a new man. My wife cannot believe the difference in my general health. I exercise most days about ten minutes daily using a stationary bike, tread mill and a total gym. I am getting stronger with each day. “God has blessed me again”!! I don’t have to use the handicap placard to park. I can now walk.
JC, I have been trying to sit down and do a post but just haven’t taken the time to do so. I hope you won’t mind? Tomorrow night, I am going to post a copy of this e-mail on the site to let everyone else know how I am getting along.
Again, it is great to be alive and to receive another of God’s blessing. I will be in the shop building something soon, after I get caught up on the honeydew list from the past year.
God Bless you and your family and all my friends and fellow members here at LJs.
-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia