Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Finally back!

While I know my blog does not get many visitors other than family, I have been remiss in posting due to some medical issues. First, my implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) fired on 10 September sending me to the hospital. It actually had to fire five times to bring my heart back into rhythm (the device will only fire 6 times before shutting down so it was close). At the local emergency room, a heart cath was done to try and ascertain possible problems. My ICD was set at max (which my electrophysiologist did not like) so I was sent to another local hospital in Atlanta for have a fourth lead added that would give the ICD a little leeway. Now instead of firing at the max of 40 joules, it brings my heart back into rhythm with a single firing of 25 joules which is good.
After releasing me on Thursday, my right foot went numb on Friday. Another visit to the ER and, after a echo of my right leg, it was discovered that the seal that was used in the heart cath procedure had caused a clot to form restricting blood flow. So, on Sunday, another surgery was performed to remove the clot.
I was released on Monday and am hopeful that things will settle down and I can return to normal activity, at least normal for someone who is almost 69 years old diagnosed with chronic heart failure for the last 20 years.
So that is the main reasons I have been absent from this blog. In the meantime, I got back 10 rolls of film I had sent out for developing and thought I would post one of the shots as a way of getting back into things. This image was shot with a Yashica Electro35 GS fixed lens rangefinder a couple of years back when I was just started to think about the "Pairs on the Square" theme.







As always, make a comment!! Let me know what you think! Until next time, keep on shooting...