A recap of goings on in relation to my bicuspid aortic valve disease and aortic aneurysm.
Monday, January 16, 2012
A Busy Autumn 2011
My work with Occupy Philadelphia beginning early last October meant that I had little time to enjoy hobbies like my toy trains. I missed exhibitions in Pittsburgh, York, and one or two other train shows that I usually attend. In addition, chores at home backed up and a pile of paperwork grew on my desk. Nevertheless, I felt that it was important to be a part of the Occupy movement and support the sturggle of so many good hearted young people in their effort to bring about economic and social justice. After the Occupy Philadelphia encampment was evicted by police in December, I began to catch up on everything. I still attend demonstrations in my capacity as a "street medic," but I have more time now.
I'm an active, 68 year old guy who loves life. I have a great partner of 34 years. We are married. His name is Dan. I have two great pets, Loki the cat and Katie the dog. I've got lots of hobbies and interests. And I had Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease and an aortic aneurysm. In February 2015 I had surgery to replace my aortic valve, aortic root, ascending aorta and hemiarch replacement, plus two CABG grafts.