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Yes, I am still alive…….. January 9, 2018

Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, blogfoolery.

…….but I have been through the ringer with regard to health problems and blogging may remain light for some time to come.

I was hospitalized on Dec 16-17 for an episode of atrial fibrillation.  This is one heart arrhythmia I am dealing with.  There are some others, too.  But I am on some medications intended to control it, but one of the things they do is artificially depress my heart rate, which leaves me without as much energy or stamina as I used to have.  Or would like to have.

At any rate, there have been all kinds of twists and turns in that tale of woe I shan’t bother you with.  I was off work for about 3 weeks, both due to these health problems and as part of a planned vacation, which turned into a sort of recuperation period.  I am back at work this week and hope to blog some.

I will put up one other post today, God willing, of more substantive content, but I wanted at the least to communicate to the good readers of this blog the cause of my absence.

Many of you have been most generous with your prayers and expressions of concern, and I wish to express my gratitude for these acts of charity.  Please continue praying for me, this arrhythmia situation is not fully resolved, yet, though I haven’t had a major episode since the one in December, Deo Gratias.


1. Tg - January 9, 2018

I was worried about you. I was going to send an email to Steve from 1Peter five to see if he knew your email. I will keep you and your family’s intentions when I pray the rosary. Don’t worry about blog. Take care of yourself. Also look into natural supplements. Check out Natural News. It’s run by a conservative. Not everyone that’s into organic or natural foods is liberal. There’s a lot of info in their archived files. God bless you and heal you.

Tantumblogo - January 9, 2018

Thank you TG. You are very kind. We are very much working that angle. I had some very extensive blood tests done, looking at mineral levels, still awaiting the results. Gold bless you.

2. Baseballmom - January 10, 2018

Thanks so much for posting this. Have been wondering what was going on and was going to email you but figured you didn’t need us bugging you too! I have continued to pray for Benedict’s health and that of “all his family” every (almost) day…
God bless all of you!!!!

3. bluebird4458 - January 10, 2018

We will pray the rosary for you tonight. God bless you

4. Tim - January 10, 2018

So glad to see you back in action! More importantly, health issues under control.
God bless you Tantum. Welcome back!

5. Tim - January 10, 2018

Just wondering, why are all comments given a time stamp 5 hours ahead of eastern time? That’s London I believe.

Tantumblogo - January 10, 2018

It is GMT, Zulu. The blog runs on Zulu. It’s a WordPress thing. Maybe I can change it, I’ve never bothered to investigate.

Tim - January 10, 2018

Doesn’t matter really, just curious.

6. Brian E. Breslin - January 10, 2018

Welcome back, Tantum! Thanks for letting us know and you know you can count in all of us. Get better and listen to your docs, nurses, and techs.

7. Camper - January 10, 2018

Glad to see you are back, TB. I’ll say a prayer that you get better. Camper

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