Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Alive and well...

...ok, I survied diverticulitis...for now...watching what I eat and trying to get back to the gym a.s.a.p.

 So, I'm back to work and ready to start shooting again.

 Will post some current shots when I can come up for air from the drafting department. We stared a new project, a nearly 11,000 square foot new construction home in Big D.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Starting 50 with a bang...or more of a pain!

So on September 28th they tell me I turned 50. A friend said not to worry, "50 is the new 50"...thanks for the encouragement!

 At 1:30 in the morning on Sept. 29th I awoke to a sharp pain in my left side. I got out of bed and couldn't stand straight from the pain. I managed to make through the night, but the severe pain persisted and my wife took me to the doctor the next morning.

 After a brief exam he said it sounded like Diverticulitis, a condition where a weak spot develops in the colon and that spot gets infected...a simple explanation. Being life-long scuba diver, the irony of the conditions name didn't escape me, nor the many diver friends I have.

 He sent me to the hospital to have a CAT scan to confirm his suspicions and after spending the majority of the day in the emergency waiting room, I finally had the scan and yes, the diagnosis was correct...of course, Dr. Williams is the best!

 If things are bad enough, they will have to do surgery to remove the damaged area of the colon, fortunately for me, it appears I may be avoiding that and will be sent home sometime tomorrow.