Can it be that it was all so simple then?Dennis Nicholls said:Don't you mean my college mascot?
While on a hike at Yellowstone, they encountered a couple of bears - but that was the least of their troubles.
Van der Woude wasn't able to keep up with his wife due to increasing weakness and difficulty breathing.
"I felt tension in my chest, and I was hiding it from her," van der Woude recalled Thursday afternoon. "We were on holiday, I can't spoil it. I won't spoil it."
But he began to suspect he was suffering from pneumonia; the symptoms were similar to what he'd experienced before, he said. They continued on their trip to Jackson, Wyo., and then to Boise.....
Barnes delivered the bad news: Van der Woude had pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis - massive blood clots in his lungs and legs.
Dennis:Dennis Nicholls said:Interesting story about a Dutch doctor from Friesland who had problems in the mountainous western US.......