Welcome to my CaringBridge website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Cheryl and Paul will be making updates from surgery day thru my recovery and we appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On March 31st I went to the hospital with chest pains and assorted symptoms. After a couple days of testing etc it was determined that I need to have open heart bypass surgery. My Main LAD artery (the important one on the left!) is 100% blocked, all the rest looks good but that one super important one is a stubborn $%^&. So as of now I am scheduled for the surgery on Tuesday April 5th and then I should be in ICU for a short time, then in a regular room for several more days before returning home to embark on a 6 to 12 week recovery. I will not likely be able to respond to people via my phone, email or social media so please check here for all the info!!