One year ago, August 19th, 2017, I was getting ready to have my Pacemaker/Defibrillator replaced once again.
I got my original pacemaker on Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) in 2007.
A few weeks later it was replaced with a pacemaker/defib.
The battery on that one only lasted for 3 years so the device was replaced in 2010.
That one fared better so the one I got last year was actually my fourth and supposed to last 7 to 10 years.
I'm pleased to report that all went well on the 21st and like John Cameron Swayze (now who remembers him) used to say "it takes a licking but keeps on ticking."
He was actually talking about Timex watches but whatever.
A couple of years ago we were in the monsoon season and I was just trying to figure out how we could harness the power of that thunder and lightning when it came to me.
Five years ago, August 19, 2013, I was obsessed with cat pictures on the Internet when I was stopped to find this:
Finally, I went back 10 years ago and found out that in August of 2008 the nation was in election season and we were wondering who would be the new president in 70 days.
Would it be Arizona's own John McCain?
Or a somewhat newcomer with a strange name, Barack Obama of Illinois?
Guess you know how that turned out.
In this year of 2018, all I can say is thank you to medical science for the Pacemaker.