In reference to my appointment with the cardiologist yesterday: the cardio said there's nothing to be too concerned about. I have mitral valve insufficiency which wasn't anything new. I have a thickening of the duct between the lobes which is probably a congenital thing. They'll keep an eye on it, but at this time no treatment or surgery is necessry. Jan. 20th I'll have a stress test and then wear a heart monitor for several weeks.
My health problems have paled compared to what happened in our family this afternoon. My 38 yr. old nephew collapsed and died at work today--a possible aneuryism. A terrible shock. My brother, his father, died in January, 1991 from cancer. It's, of course, going to be really difficult for my sister-in-law, and my nephew's sister and brother and their families. Plus, he left his 11 or 12 yr. old daughter, and his ex-wife, who was still his friend. I know you will pray, and I am so thankful for all who will.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction..."
2 Cor. 1:3