Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
I have good reason to be thankful this year. You see, I had a stress test a week ago and it showed some abnormalities in my heart. The doctor wanted to do a heart cath on the spot.
I delayed it until Monday, but when the day came, it showed an artery that was 90 percent blocked. Why? I didn't smoke, I ran, played tennis, golf and rode my exercise bike.
I did have a strike or two against me. I didn't eat that well. I love sweets, and probably eat more cookies, cakes and ice cream than I should. And then there is family history. My dad had his first heart attack when he was my age.
The doctors placed a stent in my artery on Monday, and 24 hours later I was out of the hospital. I feel good and the whole episode was a wakeup call to eat better.
I can't exercise until next week, but when I resume, I plan to give it all I can. I thank the doctors and nurses who gave me great care and to my family for their loving support. This is one Thanksgiving I will always remember.