He’s avoided open heart twice now by getting stents (the first time in 1991, when he talked his way into being part of the original research study for stents with Johnson & Johnson). This time, we dont’ yet know if he’ll have a choice. It really depends on his test tomorrow and what it tells about a valve in his heart. Regardless, I think he should consider retiring. He’s almost 63, although he looks waaaay younger. He’s working all kinds of crazy hours at his job, and the stress seems to be getting worse there every year.

Hmmm. Re-reading that last sentence, maybe I should think about retirement too.