Tuesday, November 16, 2010
I had intended to blog earlier, started and then, cancelled it. Life happens.
DH came back after lunch and announced that he had been having mild chest pains and
needed to go to the ER. So I drove him to the nearest hospital, 16 miles away, where
they proceeded to treat him. After 2 1/2 hours, his cardiologist confirmed by phone that
he needed further evaluation so he was transported by ambulance.
After a cardiogram was done, two more stents were placed in the vicinity of the three
already in place. It was a "minor" procedure as there was minimal narrowing of the
artery previously involved. Basically a precautionary measure. He will be dismissed
tomorrow afternoon. I made arrangements with SIL to pick him up as I was given
strict directives by the PA to avoid the hour drive there and back. He felt I needed to
take care of myself and that would be too much stress. He told me I was awfully pale
and it was too soon after my extractions to put that much pressure on myself. Of
course, I agreed. I was basically wiped out at this point anyway.
There were a few signs that indicated he might be having problems but those only came
to light when talking to the doctor in the ER. Had he told me sooner, this may have been
avoided but who knows for sure.
I am wrapping up earlier tonight. I have made more than my share of phone calls and
am waiting for two people to call me back. By then, the laundry will be dry and I can
fold it in the morning.
I did slightly better with nutrition today. I made all my goals and that was a good thing. I
need to concentrate of getting myself back to 100%. Almost there but still a little shy.
Remember that in order to take care of others, you also need to take care of yourself.
This is the voice of experience cautioning you that it is too easy to ignore your own
health. Life may be too busy to take time for yourself, but making time for you now
is easier than having to spend time recovering with a more major problem later.
Thanks for reading and commenting! HUGS and have a wonderful Wednesday!