Tuesday August 31, 2010 I'm having a routine angiogram. Almost done, and then they look at the left main coronary artery: 80% blocked. They call in for a second and third opinion, and a cardiac surgeon. The surgeon enters the room where I'm recovering and tells me I need a double bypass, NOW!
Wednesday September 1, 2010; the picture tells it all. I was released from the hospital Sunday September 5, and am doing very well. I'm doing so well that I became known as the recovering surfer by the staff, and owe my speedy recovery from the hospital to having kept surfing all these decades.
If there is to be a moral here, Keep The Stoke, but remember that we are all vulnerable to the hidden heart diseases.
Doctors say that at the rate of recovery I'm currently going I should be back in the water no later than November.