One of the hard realities of having a major medical event in your life is that you are never out of its shadow. Almost a dozen years since doctors took care of my heart problems, I have to go in every January and get myself checked out. Today was that day — and what that … Continue reading From EKG to Apple on a rainy Friday
Nearly six years ago, I had an incident with my heart that left me fighting for my life. Needless to say, it served as a wakeup call that lead to many changes in life, some I have written about in the past, some which are highly personal and thus stay within me. However, everyday I … Continue reading Heart-to-Heart, a campaign for UCSF
By all odds, the chances of me writing this are pretty slim. Five years ago, around this time, I had walked into the emergency room of the UCSF Hospital in San Francisco, complaining of a bad heartburn. In reality, it was a heart attack. The numbers were against me. I was one of the almost a-million Americans who suffer some kind of heart attack every year.
Prayers, divine intervention, great medicine or all of those resulted in me walking out of the hospital a few days later, and a month later I was back in the saddle again. I got really lucky that I got a second chance – a chance to not only remake my body, but myself and my life. I got a chance to make some wrongs right.
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