Hello again everyone.
Randy ONeal here.
Once again I feel that I have to apologize for my absence.
On Friday August 23rd I went in for a heart catheterization and they found that my left anterior descending “Widow Maker “artery was 80% clogged. They put a stent in my heart to go with the others that had already been placed and released me the following afternoon.
But by Sunday afternoon I was not feeling any better and by Monday August 26th I was in so much pain that I was relieved when my wife encouraged me to go to the ER..
High troponin levels can indicate a problem with the heart. The heart releases troponin into the blood following an injury, such as a heart attack. Very high troponin levels usually mean that a person has recently had a heart attack.
Triponin levels are normally 0.035 or less. So when at Adams Memorial hospital my troponin levels were 1.1 they knew I was having a heart attack. So they tried to transfer me to my transplant team at Methodist hospital in Indianapolis, but at the time they were only taking Level 1 Trauma patients. So I was sent to Lutheran hospital. After three hours when my triponin levels got up to 6.
The next morning I had another heart catheterization and they found that the right artery was completely blocked and they could not get in to fix it.
Eventually I was sent home and was set up for cardiac rehab. But on Monday September 16th I sat down at the step machine to do my exercise, started having chest pain and once again was set to Lutheran hospital, this time I was sent to St. Vincent hospital because the new doctor at Lutheran said that I needed an emergent reevaluation for a secondary heart transplant.
The doctor at Lutheran had said that as a secondary heart transplant I would need to go to St. Vincent or Cleveland hospital. But he must have been misinformed because I was told that any hospital that was accredited could reevaluate and do a secondary transplant. So I should stay with my transplant coordinator and team at IU Methodist.
It took me a few days to get the transport across town and it was determined that by then the threat had passed. It has been determined, that I will need another heart transplant eventually. But my heart is at 61% functionality. Which means I need to get sicker and drop to 25% before I even would be eligible for reevaluation.
But this had me thinking of when my parents passed away. And what happens when we die.
I hate to be a downer but eventually everyone will die. My parents died when I was young and although I have a few pictures of them, I realize that every year, it gets harder and harder to remember them. Which makes me wonder how long will people remember me after I die?
It is said that we will be remembered for as long as those doing the remembering are alive. Which in the grand scheme of things isn’t very long even in the mot recent past. But now things have changed.
Imagine you have a friend that you are close to, he or she dies, you hurt, you cry, and, you go to their funeral and you go home in mourning.
But now we have digital immortality services. And your friend had Life Naut and had created a Life Naut Avatar. So you go online and develop an account. While you are there you decide that you would like to upload your thoughts, ideas, dreams and memories as well. And so you begin to build your own Avatar. Your own mind file.
- Upload biographical pictures, videos, and documents to a digital archive that will be preserved for generations.
- Organize through geo mapping, timelines, and tagging, a rich portrait of information about you. The places you’ve been and the people you’ve met can be stored.
- Create a computer-based avatar to interact and respond with your attitudes, values, mannerisms and beliefs.
- Connect with other people who are interested in exploring the future of technology and how it can enhance the quality of our lives.
Eventually you will be able to upload your mind file into a robot replica of yourself, or store your DNA into a biofile to be grown as a mind clone. Eternalize with Life Naut. And life forever.