Gordon considers himself an outdoorsman. Since retiring in 2004, Gordon has enjoyed target shooting with his sons and grandkids. He also likes taking long walks in the woods with his beloved dogs for relaxation.
"Being retired for over 15 years, I like to stay active and involved. Spending time outdoors helps provide me with the physical activity I need and enjoy." - Gordon
About his condition:
After experiencing a fainting episode in 2010, Gordon decided it was time to see his doctor. It was during a follow-up procedure that his doctor diagnosed Gordon with AFib not caused by a heart valve problem.
"This whole episode really threw me for a loop, particularly when the doctor told me I had AFib. I wasn’t sure what to do." - Gordon
About his treatment:
When he received his AFib diagnosis, Gordon discussed various blood thinners with his doctor, family and friends. Based on everything he learned, he and his doctor agreed he would start treatment with PRADAXA.
Today, Gordon follows his doctor’s instructions by taking PRADAXA twice a day. His doctor told him to not stop taking PRADAXA without talking to him first, because stopping PRADAXA increases your risk of having a stroke. He has confidence in his treatment plan and his physician continues to prescribe PRADAXA for him.
"I’ve been taking PRADAXA for many years. I do my best to stay active but I don’t push myself too far. Right now, life is good." - Gordon