Remembering Tom & Sandy: high school sweethearts together again

Thank God my mother reads the obituaries.  It’s something I really need to get into the habit of doing.  It was in the paper a few weeks ago that we learned our neighbor had passed away.  We hadn’t seen him in more than a year; he had been in a nursing home after suffering a fall.  During a walk around the block this weekend I saw his sister sitting on his front steps.  I walked up to express my condolences.  She told me it was pneumonia that got him in the end. It was quick, she said. Continue reading Remembering Tom & Sandy: high school sweethearts together again

Something to sleep on

This weekend I finally went for a sleep test.  If it had been up to me I probably would have brushed it off, but my cardiologist has been on my case for the past year and a half – ever since I was diagnosed with A-fib.  You might recognize that term from the recent onslaught of commercials informing you that “A-fib is a type of irregular heartbeat not caused by a heart valve problem” and that people with A-fib are five times more likely to suffer a stroke. Continue reading Something to sleep on