Well, that was eventful.

I'm back at home after being in hospital.


@chigh What happened, if you dont mind my asking? Are you okay?

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@Flamingsword I had (have) and aortic dissection, type b. I’m told it is minor, but I won’t have more detail until I visit a vascular surgeon. For now, I am not allowed to do much, but keep my blood pressure low. I can only guess that over the past 8 months it took a fairly steep upwards curve. Before we left the States, it had been creeping up, but wasn’t out of the normal range.

So you are not okay, but you will be okay after they open up your chest and do surgery? Fucking ow!

I am glad you are in Canada, where it is possible that this will not bankrupt you. Even if you are not a citizen, their healthcare is cheaper than ours.

Take care of yourself, man.

@Flamingsword As of right now, no surgery necessary. Would like to keep it that way.

Yeah, because I'm on a work permit and live here, I'm on the provincial health care plan. *whew* ;-)

Thank you!!

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