Thursday, March 06, 2008

Old Before My Time...

First I had to have my knee replaced...about 20 years too soon.

Then the viscous fluid in my eye pulled away from the back wall of the socket--which is perfectly normal--after you're 65.

A year ago I had to have my rotator cuff repaired after a massive tear, which usually doesn't occur before you're retirement age.

Now I've really gone and done it. I've managed to have a mild heart attack...at 44. What the hell is going on???

I got out of the hospital today. Yesterday the one blockage I had was repaired with angioplasty and stents (possibly a UK spelling) placed in the artery. I'll be taking 5 different medications from now on, most for the rest of my life.

The good news is, I should make a complete recovery and, even better news, I have a really cool story to tell at dinner parties!

This trend has got to stop, though. The story telling may be fun, but the treatment and recovery from these things aren't. I've had enough.