Steve Borden

First post: Aug 22, 2021 Latest post: Sep 14, 2021
Hello Dear Ones,

For the past several months, I have been experiencing loss of breath and some minor chest tightening when doing more strenuous physical exertion. I decided, with some strong encouragement to seek help.

My cardiologist recommended and we proceeded with an angiogram to do an in depth analysis of the arteries and the heart.

The results of the angiogram were a bit surprising. I have 4 blocked arteries. With this number of blockages and one in particular was fairly severe at 95% blockage, the cardiologist is recommending a triple or Quadruple bypass surgery. No stents were placed as a result.

After multiple consultations, I chose to move forward with a Bypass surgery. This is the best option given my specific situation. In short, with multiple blockages, bypass surgery has better long term efficacy in preventing heart attack and longer life expectancy, especially for younger patients and yes, that’s still me . My surgery is Monday, August 23rd at 7:00 am at the U of M (M Health)

As you can imagine this was not on the radar.  To be informed that I need either a triple or quadruple bypass surgery shocked and scared me initially, but at this juncture I really have made peace with “What is” as this is, however what is and my spiritual practice is definitely helping with this aspect.

I ask for prayers and patience. I’m balancing a lot now so if I don’t get back to you right away, please don’t take this personally.  I’m conserving energy until the batteries feel more fully charged again.”

I've asked my brother Charlie to handle communicating with all you dear ones until I'm back in the saddle.

And  THANK YOU for the wonderful river of love you're already sending!