By Ken Yeager
In case some of you may have wondered what has happened to the that Yeager kid who seems to have something to say about everything on this site; no, I have not died and gone to H….(I’ll leave the rest of the word to the thoughts of the reader).
The fact of the matter is that I have been ill but will be home in a few days. As some of you know, I usually spend three months of the summer working in my old office and yes, I did the same this year, returning home on the 1st of Oct. However, after some quick visits to various doctors, by October 15th, I was flat on an operating table and underwent triple bypass heart surgery followed by four weeks in a rehabilitation clinic (where I am now as I write this, departing on this coming Wednesday).
I’m still in shock that I needed heart surgery. Here I was, 66 years old and not taking a pill for anything other than minerals and vitamins and suddenly being told I need heart surgery. Unbelievable. Fortunately, I did not suffer from a heart attack but just some pretty rough pains in my chest (which I must admit started last winter but I ignored – as my wife says, typical man thing). Seems it is quite possible my condition is generic as my Dad passed away in 1986 with heart disease. Needless to say, I have asked my sister and son to get checked out soon and do so every five years to hopefully prevent them from having such surgery. Stints are so much easier if you can identify the problem early enough.
So my dear Saigon Kids, I will be back with my witless comments in the near future once I regain control of my left little finger (makings hitting the A, Q and Z difficult).
I wish all of you a good weekend, a good holiday period and good health.