August 4, 2004

I was going to write a second post about words I’ve had trouble remembering this week (go here for the first such post) but then my cardiologist told me this afternoon that he thought I should probably have open-heart surgery, unless I wanted to risk needing a heart and lung transplant in later life.

That kind of made me stop worrying about words I’ve had trouble remembering this week.

Update, 8/5/04: Thanks for the supportive comments, guys and gals. I’m sorry to have been so dramatic. There’s nothing immediately wrong, and, in fact, it’s not absolutely certain the surgery will be necessary–my next appointment isn’t for another two months, if that gives you an idea of the lack of urgency. The surgery would be more a prophylactic than anything else. Plus, the risk of complications from this surgery is apparently very low. So the current situation is far from dire. I was just mildly freaked out.

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12 Responses to I was going to write

  1. Jess says:

    I don’t know what to say, except that I’ll be hoping everything works out well and without complications!

  2. Jere says:

    My thoughts and best wishes are with you. Please let me know if there is anything I may do.

  3. Jalal says:

    I might like to read your blog man. But I am not giving you my heart.

  4. Jenni says:


    I hope you’re all right, that everything’s all right … wow… uhm ..


  5. Kris says:

    What is the condition that you are having? Of course, we can find a donor for you Fausuts from out of the thousands of readers!

  6. Joe says:

    I had open heart surgery five years ago. Don’t worry; there’s nothing to it. I slept through the whole thing.

  7. Scott says:

    Honey, don’t scare us like that! But seriously, let us know what happens.

    And if you need a heart, let’s talk. I can think of a few people who aren’t using theirs.

  8. jennir says:

    it’s okay. you’re be fine. my dad went thru it and he was scared shitless abt it. me and my bro being there made a huge diff. so if it comes down to that, gather a few loved ones around you. but do let us know what’s the decision.

  9. Jeffrey says:

    Very clever to throw in a gut-wrenching post completely different in style just before the Blogalike. Brilliant!

  10. Cara says:

    I came in after you’d added the disclaimer, so I didn’t get entirely horrified. Still, that’s scary. Best wishes.

  11. Wayne says:


  12. lisa s. says:

    The incision should be made below the blockage!


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