My name is Mel and I am a longtime blogger and web publisher. “Bypass Avenue” is my personal blog that started as a result of having a heart attack and undergoing triple bypass surgery. Those posts are still here, and from time to time I will write about health issues that impact my life.

This blog is slowly being expanded to cover other personal stories in my life and perhaps among my family and friends.

I also publish several other websites and blogs on a variety of topics including Hawaii news and opinion, photography, technology, music and other interests. I also have a commercial website that is always in a state of flux for my professional stuff.

Kaiser Moanalua Hospital
Kaiser Moanalua Hospital where I had my bypass surgery.


On December 26, 2015 I had a “moderate heart attack” and was rushed to the hospital. There I underwent a series of tests. The doctors found a 50% blockage in one of my major heart chambers and 2 smaller ones in vessels around my heart.

I had heart bypass surgery on December 30, 2015 and was confined in the hospital until January 5, 2016.

This is my story, post operation. I will fill you in on a more detailed timeline post at the beginning of this blog of the heart attack morning and treatment at the medical facility.


This blog is about my personal journey from heart attack to surgery and recovery. By no means is this blog to be used for medical advice. Consult your physician, cardiologist and medical services facility for help, diagnosis and care. Online you can visit Web MD for general information. If you are experiencing a medical emergency such as a heart attack, chest pain, shortness of breath or anything out of the ordinary, CALL 911! (Works in most places in the U.S.A.)