Annual Letter

I send a note to my doctor and everyone he shares it with. This year I wrote this.

So, it’s been two years since you told my wife that I had a 20% chance of living. But she said yes to trying and someone, I don’t know the name, held my heart for half an hour while the coagulant sealed the hole poked in my heart. That continues to hold well. Even with a portion of my lung removed due to the after-effects of radiation.

Well! Thanks to you all! I am doing well,. I’m now working on getting aerobic conditioning back. And working on my memories – many have gone the ways of my vocabulary with the stroke. Even with those two bits, I’m happy to be here.

Hopefully, you and the full team at Kaiser are doing well and continuing to save lives with your dedication. Mark your calendar for October 25 – my One Year with No Hospitalisation date.

Until next year at this time, take care.

~ Michael Rasmussen