I have recently been keeping very busy and trying to keep my mind off of a heart procedure that is coming up on Tuesday, Feb. 28th. The main problem that I have been having in recent years has pertained to my Crohn’s Disease which was diagnosed back in 1989. In recent months, though, I have been extremely tired and it has been decided that something different is going on. Tues. A.M., my doctors are going back into my heart to see what is going on in there.
In January of 2008, I had a heart attack and I have not been feeling good in recent months. It has been quite difficult for me to walk even short distances and when I do, I have been hurting all over in all my joints and muscles. I also become winded very quickly which is very unusual for me. I had a couple of stents installed after my 2008 heart attack and they now may be in need of some attention…or some other heart problem may have developed. Whatever the case, I thought that it was time to go in there and find out precisely just what, if anything is now going on.
My best friend who now lives in Ukiah, California called me recently advising me of similar symptoms to what I have been having and last week he had quadruple open heart surgery. I am certainly hoping that is not going to be the same result for me, of course. I have enough health problems without something like that happening to me especially since my oldest grand-daughter is getting married in September in Seattle and I want to be there for the big event. I don’t want to get several thousand miles from home and suddenly develop some heart problems with doctors who know little about all my other health problems. You can see why I am a little worried about what is currently going on with my body!
I am not a person who puts off any kind of problem that I might be having. I address a problem immediately and go to work at finding a solution. I don’t ever lose sleep by sticking my head in the sand just hoping things will get better on its own. So, that is where I am right now and this could cause me not to have an article in the Journal the next couple of weeks. Please wish me lots of luck and say a couple prayers for me as I work on this bump in the road that I have encountered.
Written by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.