Hi fellow crunchers! About 3 weeks ago I was having some real odd feelings and pains in my upper chest area. I was a little concerned at this however I did not really worry to much about it until about a week ago when it would not stop and had black spots appear in my eyes. The short of the story is, I was diagnosed with a fairly common problem called Atrial Fibrillation. Normally this is not a huge deal, and millions have it, and many do not even realize they have it. Now my specific issue is that it really has done some pretty serious damage to the ventricles in my heart and I have to go into the hospital tomorrow afternoon for an electrocardiogram to find out the extent of the damage and where the damage is actually located in the ventricles. After this procedure they will then prepare me for heart surgery sometime in the very, very near future. Now here is the dilemma as it stands; I will be totally out of work for at least 2 months with very limited part time for at least 4 to 6 weeks after that. I am filing for temporary disability through SSI but I will be on a very tight budget for several months by the sound of it. This will, most likely, cut down on my internet usage and probably my ability to crunch 24/7. I will know more after tomorrow but it looks as though my full time crunching days is very limited for several months I just wanted to apologize for having to slow down, or even stop crunching for awhile. I just wanted to let my fellow team know ahead of time as well. I will at least let CP know for sure before I just stop crunching. I am so proud of being a part of this awesome TPU team, and only hope that when everything is all said and done that I will be able to come back and crunch full time once again for this kick ass team!