I AM LUCKY TO STILL BE ALIVE TODAY! I haven't posted for a few days, and with good reason. Over the weekend I went to the hospital because I had severe pink eye and a swollen right leg. Turns out there was a giant blood clot in my leg, and pieces had broken off and gotten into my lungs. Luckily I am still young and healthy enough that it didn't kill me since the pieces that broke off weren't too large.....the Dr. told me I'm lucky to be alive. A very sobering thing to hear. Today they will do a procedure on me to put a "strainer" type device into the artery that travels from my leg to my lungs in order to catch any future clots, and they will also start me on blood thinners. I'll be in the hospital all week, and it sounds like it will be a long road to recovery afterwards, but I'm just happy to be alive and to be able to remain with my wife and 3 wonderful children. You're prayers are most welcome if you are so inclined. Please forgive me if I don't make it to your photostreams much during the next little while.
By the way, I took this shot last year in Paris.