I first off want to say a big "Thank You" to everyone that has
responded. I personally would like to extend my condolences to Leon as
well. There was no hijacking and to which I will end there.
The reason for an extended absence of a response was the fact that my
body did not take the stress well. I did not sleep at all Tuesday
night and on Wednesday I had many errands to run as well as going to
the funeral home that afternoon. All seemed fine until Wednesday night
when not only my stress level was high but I also contracted the same
stomach virus that my daughter had over the weekend and my wife had
Sunday night and Monday. The violent nature of this coupled with the
past 36 hours events sent my heart in to atrial fibulation. At 2 am on
Thursday morning, I was in the emergency room and promptly admitted.
The short story is, that I am OK but all I can say is that a cardiac
catheterization will leave you pretty sore. Against my doctor's
advice, I was let out in just enough time to make the calling hours
And to Leon, my grandmother suffered for many years with lung
cancer. I know that there seemed to be some times that I would wish
that her suffering would end. You will only have good memories of her
and not memories of how she suffered painfully for an extended period
Tonight I happened to see a long time competitor and friend of my
dads. He was in shock but he told me that now he will be using a
harness. This is why I posted what I did. If one person changes their
thought on safety, it could be one life saved.
Thank you to everyone,