Eye Opener……..!!!

Wow….. when I said on my last post “… tomorrow is Fathers Day – and not sure what it will bring..” I had no idea the depth of what was about to happen….. As it turns out, I was awaken by a nasty discomfort in my chest about 06:30 Sunday morning. Now understand – I have had several ’bouts ‘ of this discomfort over the past 4 months- but a couple of aspirin and an hour or so – it always went away….. As usual, I popped 3 extra strength Anacin and waited……… the discomfort got much worse, I broke out into a nasty sweat and my right arm started going numb. After going into hour three – I finally told my Queen, I think we need to go to the ER and have it checked out. Turned out to be a pretty good call. This whole story is much too lengthy and detailed to go into – so I’m just gonna hit the highlights…… I went off my Blood Pressure meds about a year ago (yes – stupid…yadda-yadda-yadda)… It turns out my BP was high enough it actually ruptured a couple of small veins on the outside of my heart, which put my heart into ‘distress’…… not my words, that’s what I was told. ANYhow…… an EKG, an ECG, a stress echo, a heart Cath, multiple lectures on smoking, cholesterol, eating better, managing my BP better and a day in the half in the horse-pistol – I am out and fit as a fiddle. All the doctors said….” for an old fat guy that doesn’t take any better of himself than I did….. I was actually in pretty good shape. My heart and all the arteries were in great shape, except for the veins I “blew” open, that actually quickly repaired themselves fairly quickly….” That is not verbatim – but damn close….. So – not a great Fathers Day…. and I managed to p*ss all of my Daughters off by not letting them know what was going on (honestly, I was just trying to keep them from excessive worrying) – but I’m back on BP meds (that I intend to ‘bitch’ about later) and am now, minus some seriously nasty bruising from the heart Cath – I am ‘good to go’. Thought I would share that with you all so you know way I missed the past several days posts.

I managed to get myself discharged from the hospital just in time to meet up with some very dear friends of ours at the Cork & Cleaver, for an evening of drinks – wonderful conversation and some completely unhealthy artery clogging food….. and I wouldn’t have changed anything for the world. Any, Jackie and Joanie became instant friends when I first started my day job at GE….. it started out as suppliers but rapidly morphed into a friendship that has stood the test of time and I absolutely cannot wait until we get to do it again~! A lot more has happened, but at my limit – so putting up some pictures from the past several days…. and hopefully back here tomorrow night…… [warning – one of the pictures is of the bruising  from the Heart Cath – is not easy to look at….. just know, thankfully, it is not quite as painful as it looks]

Good Night Ya’ll – – – – – – – – – – – – Thankx for stopping in~!

Me, Jackie, Andy, my Queen and Joanie
Kinsley Ray Hall
Down town Hysteric New Harmony
LST 325
The Mighty Ohio River (too thick to drink and too thin to plow)

Us and Little Sister Susan and husband Dave

Deep fried goodness~!!
Love this shot
Not the Caribbean – but not bad……


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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