Hi gang. Had quite a time at the VA Monday. To sum it all up, they did an angiogram of the lower half of my body and found major damage to my arteries and veins. They patched what they could with a balloon angioplasty and two stints in the arteries that go to the legs thru the groin area. One on each side. Managed to restore about 50% of the circulation to my legs. I'm pretty sore yet and can't sit here too long. It will be a while before I know how much good was done. I just wanted to say thanks for your concerns and will be back in full swing in a few days. Anybody out there still smoking, do yourself a favor and quit as soon as possible. Thats not the full story but its a major factor. Take care all. Will be back when I can set here a little more comfortably.