Today marks six months since my cardiac event and my life has changed more in the last six months than it ever has.  What I thought was a bad case of acid reflux turned into something much more serious when the doctor at the urgent care facility told me that I needed to go to the emergency room immediately.  Chest pain combined with an abnormal EKG isn’t what anyone wants to hear, especially exactly one week after their 31st birthday.  As my wife was driving our van with our two daughters in the back, I broke down into tears like I never had in my entire life.  Why was this happening?  Would I survive?  It was not my time to go – I had two daughters to walk down the church aisle at their wedding – and a wife to grow old and cranky with.  This could not be happening to me – I know I’m a little overweight, but nothing like the people you see in the extreme reality shows on television.  No, the doctor had to have been wrong about it. Continue reading Retrospective