As I was biking around Harvey’s Lake yesterday morning, my thoughts drifted to where I was 3 years ago.
It seems like yesterday, yet it seems like a lifetime ago.
July 1, 2009.
I was recovering at the Geisinger Heart Hospital following my heart surgery. When I finally woke up from surgery which happened the day before, I had no memory of an entire day! How could I have lost a day?
“It’s Wednesday!”, I remember my sister saying.
What the Hell happened to Tuesday?
I was freaking.
That was the beginning of 4 weeks of recovery before I returned to work.
Again, it seems like a lifetime ago.
Was that really me feeling like I was 75 years old after my surgery? I could barely walk to the end of the hall at Geisinger without getting short of breath.
And now I’m pedaling in the hot sun on a beautiful Sunday morning.
Medical science is simply amazing. And I am forever grateful to my surgeon
Dr. Casale, my PA, all the nurses and the other specialists at the heart hospital.
I will think of you all every July for the rest of my life.