Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Things I Don't Understand

I wonder if the valve repair is having some incredibly positive effects.  I have been up watching Atlas Shrugged: Part II because I can't go to sleep!  I spent much of the afternoon and evening preparing for an online history class I will be teaching in the fall.  I took a couple hour nap this afternoon, but having this much energy is something that I have not had for a very long time.


  1. Don't know if that's the case or not, but I'm happy to hear that things are improving for you.


  2. If you could go back a year in time, what would you do differently?

    More treadmill?

    Diet changes?

  3. Probably kept taking statins but adding CoEq-10.

  4. You'll be rarin' to be clearing your drive with a shovel come winter.

  5. SF author Robert Heinlein had a similar experience. One of the carotid arteries to his brain became blocked, and he lost energy and ability.

    When the blockage was cleared or bypassed, it was like lights being turned back on.

  6. I have a friend who visited a cardiologist because he was having chest pains and shortness of breath.

    At the end of the exam, the cardiologist said, "I want to schedule you for bypass surgery."

    My friend pulled out his daytimer (yes, this was in the pre-web age.)

    The cardiologist saw this and said, "No, no: I mean this afternoon". Apparently my friend's situation was that dire.

    I saw him 36 hours after his quadruple bybass; he already looked a lot better than he looked in a long time. Moral of the story: getting your circulatory problems alleviated does a lot for you, very quickly.