Yesterday’s Village Voice listed Robin’s name in its “Ageless Wonders” golf column. Those who score their age or under their age are recognized for this special honor each week, and Robin’s name appeared at the top of yesterday’s list of eleven: “Robin Young, 82, scored an 80 at Cortez on June 19. Witnesses: R. Lovett, R. Richards, D. Kahle.”
What the readers of the Voice didn’t know was that Robin shot that good score on June 19 with a 99 percent blockage in one of his main arteries!
He’d been having problems with occasional episodes of sudden dizziness, so he’d worn a heart Holter monitor for two weeks to see if anything irregular would show up. That report revealed nothing abnormal.
Then, during the past week or so, Robin began to experience more shortness of breath after exertion. He’d go out to play eighteen holes but begin to tire on the back nine. Also, he’d be working out at the Fitness Center and have to stop pedaling the elliptical after 8 minutes instead of 12. That’s when his doctors scheduled an angiogram.
Happy News! Yesterday’s procedure revealed that Robin did have a severe blockage in one of his arteries, but this time it could be remedied with a couple of stents instead of a bypass. (In 2012, he had triple bypass surgery.)
We’re home now, and I am so thankful my “Ageless Wonder” will have a good chance of scoring another 80—or maybe even a 79—later this month!