Pearl Harbor Day

Lest we ever forget…..

On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing 2,403 and wounding an additional 1,178 U.S. citizens.  There had been no declaration of war and it was totally surprise attack.

Pretty good source of the history surrounding the attack is here.

The attack sank four U.S. battleships and damaged four others.  Also damaging cruisers, destroyers and a minelayer.

The USS Arizona Memorial is one of the most memorable places I’ve ever visited.

I realize the majority of our population was not alive when this happened, but we MUST remember history.

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Life events & blog tweaking…

How’s that for a title???

So, first of all, today my little blog is 6 months old.  🙂  Woo Hoo!  So, “Happy Birthday Ramblings”.  How time flies when you’re having fun, right?

So, I’ve decided it’s time for some ‘tweaking’.  I’ve been trying to post twice a week and that has become a chore.  I wanted this to be fun, not work – so I’m cutting back to a weekly schedule with extras during the week as time/energy permits.

Now for ‘life events’…. If you keep up here, you may remember that I fainted and fell back in October.  None of the tests showed anything until the Holter monitor – which I wore for 48 hours and felt no different at all.  I thought it was a waste of time.  However, it did show irregularities with my heart and the Cardiologist that I’ve seen feels that’s what caused the fainting episode.

Paroxysmal Supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) – and for all you non-medical people out there – that’s fancy words for “an abnormally rapid heart rythym arising from electrical activity in the upper part of the heart”.  And if you are medical – just yell at me if I’ve got it wrong.  Hopefully in this case it can be managed by meds, which I am already on.  A visit to a Cardiologist in a couple of weeks who specializes in this problem will tell me more.

So, I basically have a ‘short circuit’ in my heart. Could be a lot worse and I have MUCH to be thankful for!


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