« on: June 05, 2009, 12:41:41 PM »
Just though I let everyone know that I had a serious health-related scare this week, though I'm home now recovering and am gradually improving. After experiencing some unfamiliar chest pain over the past week, I got a surprising result from my stress test Tuesday and was admitted to Alta Bates Hospital that same day. Had a cath procedure done on a vessel to my heart the next day to remove plaque that very likely would have killed me if not treated. After spending a day in ICU I am back at home, a little bruised from a fall I had a few hours before the operation, but am now feeling better and simply happy to be alive.
The timing of my hospitalization was really lousy (two weeks into a new job), but my new employer is very supportive and am grateful for that.