On a beautiful October day in 2005 I came face to face with the reality of my poor health. The morning started with me leaving work with flu symptoms. By noon, I was in an ER surrounded by doctors and nurses treating me for a heart attack. The news was not good. Two days later I was in cardiac intensive care recovering from triple cardiac bypass surgery. I left the hospital thirteen days later due to complications that arose during surgery. Needless to say I do not want to repeat this experience again.