I would be remiss if I did not thank the doctors and staff who have worked on me over the last few weeks of my life. If you did not know, I had coronary artery bypass graft surgery. Pretty much all of the main arteries feeding my heart were blocked. I am otherwise very fit, but my genetics cause my LDL cholesterol to elevate very high. I have known this for many years and have been on high doses of statin drugs, but at 48 things finally caught up with me and I needed CABG. Some observations:
- Doctors, especially mine, are very impressive people who know their stuff. This may not be a great revelation to most of you, but doctors are very smart, talented people. You may not think about that much, and I hope you never have to. But if you do, I hope you get doctors as good as mine.
- People who work on nursing staffs are very special people. Again, no shocker here. But my life has been touched by the most incredible group of medical professionals I have ever met. How grateful I am to these diligent and selfless angels who work tirelessly at all hours of the day and night to get us better. At times I thought they were trying to kill me. But in the end I have come to realize they were navigating me with skill and precision over the rockiest time of my life. To say thank you would not even come close to how I feel.
My ordeal is not over by any means. But thanks to these wonderful people and the support of the best wife and kids in the world, the worst is behind me. All I can say is thank you!