Thank You for Saving My Life

August 29, 2014 7:03 PM

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Thank You for Saving My Life

I've known for many years that my body is vulnerable. And as I age, it's more vulnerable. You see, 68 years of life combined with 35 years of quadriplegia, would have anyone's body compromised and vulnerable. Nevertheless, most systems in my body look pretty good considering... even my heart. That heart that beats so slowly (which is why I have a pacemaker). That heart that loves so many, that heart that opens with gratitude for my life. That heart has always been healthy.

I was rushed to Atlantic City hospital where I was diagnosed with pericarditis -- fluid in the sack that surrounds the heart, usually caused by a virus. It's serious but treatable. Of course then there is the quadriplegia problem that adds an element of unpredictability to everything that happens to...

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