Atlantis Alumni

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

At Temple Hospital

Our good friend Tom spent nearly the entire morning with us at the hospital. He picked us up at 7:45 AM and waited while I had two appointments until after 11 AM. We can't thank him enough. My appointments, one with my surgeon and the other with my cardiologist went well. I can drive again in two weeks and I can stop taking one of the many meds I'm on, a beta blocker. Hopefully this will increase my energy level.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Took me a month and a day, but I finally made it back to my favorite coffee house for a relaxing morning.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Hill

Before I had surgery I always thought to myself that the day I could no longer climb this hill...that would be the day that I would know it was time. As it turned out, I was able to climb the hill up until the day I went into the hospital. When I returned home post surgery in a very weakened condition I said to myself that the day I can once again climb this hill...that will be the day when I know that I am recovering. I climbed the hill this morning. I was winded for sure, but I did it! I'm truly coming back.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

St. Barths Carnival Band 2014

Can't get to St. Barths this year due to my surgery. This is from last of my favorite Carnival-related events.

Friday, March 13, 2015

At Reading Terminal Market

Enjoyed the day walking outside including a stop at the Reading Terminal Market.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Beautiful Day For A Walk In The Park

I'm happy to say that I'm able to walk an hour at a time now in Fairmount Park past some of the public sculptures installed there. I don't walk fast, but I'm happy to be able to walk this soon after surgery.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

In Japan 1986

Jim and Dan at the Awara Spa, Fukai, Japan, June 1986. It was our first trip to Japan and it was very memorable and romantic.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Post-Surgery Rehabilation At Home

Since I returned home on Saturday evening, I've started on a program designed to get me back into condition so that can resume my normal activities. A nurse and a physical therapist visit about every other day. On good days I can walk for 15 minutes or more and climb the steps to the upstairs. On bad days I just don't have the energy for that. I can see that this will be a slow process. You can't push it because it you do the body will rebel and you feel bad.