Many people know Lefty Kreh and have noticed his first time ever absence at major fly fishing show. In his nineties, the Maryland fly fishing guru is well into recovery mode. Marshall Cutchin of MidCurrent spoke to Lefty for almost an hour recently and shared that Lefty sounded great.
“God and my doctor have given me an extension,” Lefty said. “Some weeks ago, I was put in home hospice care with three medical problems and it was assumed I’d be here a short time. Word about it went on the Internet and my computer and iPhone were flooded with wonderful and humbling messages. I read every one but regretfully wasn’t able to reply to most. My granddaughter used Facebook to handle messages.
“My doctor and best friend experimented with medicines and said, ‘I’m going to try to keep you around.’ So far it’s working. I’m confined to my home, hooked to oxygen and have little stamina. My daughter and son are taking constant care of me and no father was more blessed.
“Several computer projects keep me busy. There have been ups and downs with some additional surgery, which is slowly getting better.
“There is no guarantee on how long I’ll be here, but I am so humbled and grateful for all your wonderful messages.
“All The Best, Lefty”