15 July 2011
Andrew Revkin’s Resilience
Posted by John Freeland
Those who follow the excellent New York Times science blog Dot Earth probably know that its author, Andrew Revkin, suffered a mild stroke two weeks ago. Apparently while out for a run with his son, one of Andrew’s eyes started feeding his brain cartoon-like images. The next day, he was back blogging – about strokes, and quite interestingly, at that.
I was impressed with Andrew’s coverage of the Horizon Deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil leak last summer and the Fukushima nuclear crisis last spring. All his stuff is good.
We need his carotid arteries to stay clear for another fifty years, or so. Science journalism can’t afford to lose him.
Tip: Alan at State Factors.
Thanks John… Much appreciated. On rat poison for a few months (Warfarin) to make sure pipes are clear.
Trouble with pipes seems to be a bane of the modern world as we know it. Good luck with everything, Andy.
Hopefully, you’ll get those pipes cleared. My father had surgery to clear his carotid arteries and is doing quite well a decade and change later.
A TIA is bad. A full stroke, worse.
And feel thankful. YOU can take those statins. I can’t, every one of them put me into rhabdo. 🙁
Amazingly though, for the 15 years that I’ve been tracking my cholesterol and triglycerides, which are between “Oh, my God!” and “Holy Schmidt!”, a cardiac cath showed only 10% blockage, two years short of my 50th birthday(next month).
And yes, I tried the lipid lowering diets, my liver pumps that stuff out like it’s a brand new idea. The most draconian diet produced zero change.
So, get well as possible, then exceed that benchmark! 🙂