I just got the following in an email, and thought I would share... We were wondering why President Eyring had a cane during General Conference! We think this could be why he didn't conduct any sessions of Conference!
"Last night in the Priesthood Session of the Mormon(LDS) Conference, Elder Henry B. Eyring was speaking(among other things) about how the Lord will strengthen you and uphold you as you serve Him. He talked about how when you do the Lords work you qualify for the Lord's blessings. Then he specifically mentioned that as you serve, angels will support you. During this time he got a little choked up, and you could tell there was context behind those words.
A few weeks ago when Elder Eyring was at home, he suddenly found himself waking up on the floor, with his leg twisted under him. He went to work, but soon realized he needed to have his leg checked. When he did, he found out it was broken (which is why he's currently using a cane, in case you wondered).
But then as the days went by, he continued to have times where he'd suddenly lose consciousness and he felt very weak. He was frustrated because he felt helpless. Newly appointed as the First Counselor to President Monson, he just wanted to serve. He got into see the doctor, and had some tests done, and went back to work. Soon the results came in, and the doctor told him he had to come back to the hospital immediately. Come to find out, his heart would periodically just stop.
So last Tuesday, he had a pacemaker put in. Last Tuesday!! I don't know if you've known anyone who's had that happen, but it's a serious surgery,with an extended recovery time.He got a blessing from President Monson, wherein he was told that angels would support him. The next day- Wednesday, he attended the meeting with the General Authorities in the temple. Thursday, he participated in the General Authority training. Then today(Saturday), he stood up, looking as magnified and healthy as ever, and delivered a powerful address on trusting in God as you serve with all your heart.He's living testimony of his own words (as he so testified)."