Monday, May 08, 2006

Quadruple Bypass? Not So Bad.

I had significant blockage in four arteries that supplied blood to the front of my heart. The side effects of this condition hid the problems from several sets of doctors until a recent attempt at an angioplasty revealed the real trouble. Dr. Alfredo Trento, high thoracic muckety muck of Cedar Sinai Medical Center, performed a quadruple bypass on me Thursday and I'm back home as of this afternoon. I'm in very little pain and am walking almost normally. I feel better right this moment than I've felt in many years. They caught the problem before I even had a heart attack.

I'm cutting back on my workload for about 8 weeks but then I'm good to go. So Mr. D says, "Kids, ease up on the prime rib and stay in school!"