don't worry, it won't bother you for
another 30 years - that's the V.A. for
you). Anyhow, on my 50th birthday, I found myself on the operating table once again (I've had 17 major surgeries, mostly gastrectomies and abdominal surgeries, was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia in 1992 after 66% of my stomach had been removed due to perforated ulcers) and an ICD was placed into my upper left chest.