I’m heading off to Houston today, where I’ll be speaking at the JCC with ice cream in hand tonight. The woman who runs the program asked if I was open to taking questions from the audience. Could that, she asked, be the format for the evening? Absolutely. I love questions. So in the spirit of them, today I’m open to yours. Got questions? I’ll try to answer all of them. Post away.
OOOOPS! I JUST REALIZED TONIGHT THEY WANT ME TO SPEAK FOR 45-50 MINUTES. THE QUESTIONS FORMAT IS FOR TOMORROW NIGHT IN SAN ANTONIO! I totally love winging it anyway. I can talk about myself forever anyway.
ALSO, I will answer all your questions, so if you see one I’ve skipped over, it just means I haven’t had time to respond yet, but I WILL respond. It might just take time.
Update on Phil’s Health: He feels fine. He has always felt fine. Symptom-free. He went to the doctor yesterday and returned with a huge arrangement of flowers for me. For no reason. It made me happy and a little wary. What’s he not telling me? And in his way, he couldn’t answer my questions straight up. He drip-fed me little bits of the appointment throughout the day and night, little pockets of information. What I know: his genetic testing came back negative, except we know that of people who 100%; have this specific genetic defect, only 50% test positive for having it. So it gets us nowhere. His pacemaker is working, hard. All the time. His ejection fraction is low, 45 I think. It’s concerning. But we’ll see if it’s trending down, since his ejection fraction used to be at 65 (though I remember it being at 70, he disagrees). So we’re seeing if it trends. He’ll need an ablation at some point, but he refuses to talk about it. He’s still in atrial fibrillation and at a high risk of stroke, even being on blood thinners. The longer he stays in a-fib, the harder it will be to repair it. His quality of life, they tell him, will take a turn (moreso than usual), if he stays in a-fib, though they don’t know when. I asked the doctor what he would do if it was him, or if Phil were his son, what would he tell him to do, and he said, "I’d do whatever I had to, to get out of a-fib." Phil is going to see Natale (a very well known electro guy) next week. We’ll see what he says.
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