After many years of good health 2016 turned out to be the year of several medical challenges. In January Bill developed cancer of the urinary bladder. Surgery and post-op treatment began in February and continue to the present. In May after returning from travels to the east for nieces' weddings and feeling sluggish/short of breath when exercising he went to a cardiologist for an echo stress test, followed by cardiac catherization. The test results demonstrated four partially occluded coronary arteries that require bypass surgery.