But in October they put some stents in two of the most effected arteries and things have been looking up.
2013 dawned today, I've been on holiday a week and the work weariness has worn off. So today we went off to the wonderful beach just north of Auckland called Tawharanui. There wasn't much of a swell the occasional four footer would come rolling lazily through ( not big I know but Just big enough for a first time in in a long while). For the first time since the end of 2011 I felt energetic and alive. So I spent four hours body boarding in the surf... four hours. At the end I had to get out because I was exhausted. But that was after four hours of flippering. Not bad for someone who hasn't been exercising for a while. Not bad for someone who hasn't been swimming the 4 km a day they did a couple of years ago. It was a great day in God's great creation, with my great family and a wonderful hope filled way to start 2013... It's a new dawn... it's a new day... it's a new year... it's a new life... and I'm feeling good. Although to tell you the truth there are some muscles in my back and thighs and shoulders that might beg to differ... but I think even they may see this as a new dawn.
Thanks to all the people who have kept me and my family in their thoughts and their prayers over this period.