Inside the Terrordome: Cardiac Ablation

For 5 weeks, I have dealt with an Atria Flutter, a type of arrhythmic heart beat that's not not quite as severe as Atrial Fibrillation. A Flutter is where the top part of your heart beats out of rhythm (usually faster) than the bottom part. There are a few causes for Atria Flutter but from … Continue reading Inside the Terrordome: Cardiac Ablation

Becoming A Cyborg, Part 2: The Surgery and the 1st Week Post-Surgery

The Sunday before the surgery, I don't remember much of what happened, other than family and friends of the family popping in to visit. Monday morning, I was taken downstairs to a prep area. I have to admit, having a nurse shave your trunk from the neck down - all parts - was slightly more … Continue reading Becoming A Cyborg, Part 2: The Surgery and the 1st Week Post-Surgery

Becoming A Cyborg, Part 1: The Lead-Up and The Diagnosis

It was a clear, black night. A clear white moon. Warren G's on the streets, trying.... ...wait, that's not how it went. Actually, it was the Fall of 2009. Leading up to then, I had been lucky enough to have very few health issues. Chickenpox in the 2nd grade - but who didn't have them … Continue reading Becoming A Cyborg, Part 1: The Lead-Up and The Diagnosis