It has been almost a year since i was suppose to receive heart surgery. There have been issues with my kidneys, lungs, and foot. Seems we have been going around in circles trying to get me "fixed" enough for the surgery. Last week, I called and made an appointment with the heart surgeon again.
I have a tentative date for the quadruple bypass surgery, May 1st. There are still all kinds of health complications, but the heart surgeon says that if i am willing to take the risks involved that he will perform it. The bone in my foot isn't healed and my pleural cavity keeps filling up with fluid, but i can either keep going on like this or try the operation. I have about a 70 percent chance of surviving the operation. Everyone seems to think that i will be much better after surgery, but the surgeon said not to expect vast improvemnt, probably because of all the other issues. I may be spending a month in the hospital and in rehab.
Roshi Philip Kapleau (August 20, 1912-May 6,2004
With palms together....