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Hi everyone! After several years of traveling all over the US doing Field Service work for the Farm Service Agency and having very serious heart issues (see below to read about my health odyssey) Heather and I are finally well enough to start doing computer work again. We appreciate the hundreds of you that supported my business in the past, and look forward to helping with your computing needs for several years now.
Three and a half years ago we had been traveling doing field service work all over the US when I contracted some sort of virus that attacked and weakened my heart severely. Six weeks into a trip we were in Corpus Christi TX when they diagnosed me with Congestive Heart Failure and sent me home to Colorado. When I got into the ER at Memorial in the Springs my Ejection Fraction (which is supposed to be %50 to %60) was at %5! I think that the only thing that saved my life was the bicycling kick I'd gotten on 3 yrs previous that had gotten my circulatory system in such good shape that my pour little heart kept me alive.
By that summer I had recovered to %30 EF and put a new roof on dad's house. But the next January my heart started going into Afib which knocked me down again! I spent the next one and a half years recovering for a while and then fading again, traveling when I could. Then, a year ago I turned for the worse permanently and had to go on SS disability. Then, by December of last year, I had declined further and was put on the heart transplant list.
By June I'd just about given up on getting a heart because there are 12,000 people on the list, and only 2,500 hearts become available each year. Please consider checking the donor box on your drivers license the next time you renew. I could just tell that I only had a few months to live, I was just feeling so weak and ready to give up the battle.
Then, on June 20th (my youngest child's birthday) I got the call that a heart was available, so we put our 'go bag' in the car and roared through a hailstorm to University Hospital in Denver where they installed the new heart!
I'm writing this on the 12th day of my new life and things are amazing! The EF on the new heart is %60 and the Doctors say its an extremely strong heart. According to the stats, I should be around to bug you guys for another 15 yrs or more, as they're constantly improving the life expectancy of transplant patients.
I don't know anything about the donor yet, they have to wait a few months and then contact the donors family to see if its ok for them to tell me about him. I would love to meet them and help give them some closure by seeing that their loved one's death wasn't a complete waste. If you'd like to know more, feel free to call me and chat!
And so much thanks to all of you who kept me in your hearts and prayers!
I'd also like to thank the love of my life, Heather, for standing by me and taking such fantastic care of me when I was so deathly ill. I'm truly the most blessed man on the planet to have her!!!