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Update on Husband

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thank you so much for all the kind comments on my other post, and for the prayers.

Carl is doing well. He is home, and now taking insulin shots, and taking 6 different pills for his heart. He has been given a second chance, and realizes that God is looking out for him! He has decided to listen to his body and do what the doctor says.

The doc told him that if this hadn't happened (him drinking, and causing this "perfect storm" in his system), within the next month he would have had a massive heart attack which would have killed him.....Very sobering....

I thank God that we didn't just go home after the funeral...if he would have gone to bed....and blacked out - he would not be here today, because he stopped breathing 3 times before we got him to the hospital. If we would have gone home, instead of the restaurant, it would have been a much different outcome.

The big artery that they have nick-named the "widow maker" was 98% blocked, and he also has another artery 70% blocked. They did a heart catherization, and put a stent in the artery that was 98% blocked, and he may have to go in and have a stent put in the other one in a few months.

This Christmas I got the best gift - My Husband!!!
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PUDGYNOMORE 12/28/2011 2:56PM

    Thank you for letting us know! Good healing to your husband and peace to you! Wow.

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KINGDOMHEIR 12/28/2011 11:54AM

    So glad to hear he's doing better. Contined prayers & blessings for you both & family into the New Year.

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DJ4HEALTH 12/27/2011 10:48PM

    Glad that he is with you and that he is going to take better care of himself and make sure that you take care of yourself too. Stress can be hard on you when you watch your husband go through a health problem.

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NYMORNINGGLORY 12/27/2011 4:21PM

    Delighted to hear that he's home and doing so much better. Thanks for the update! Don't forget to take care of yourself in the midst of all of this!

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LIMASTAR 12/27/2011 3:13PM

  My husband had 3 stents placed about 5 years ago and it made a big difference in the quality of his life. He never drank or smoked, but he loves to eat. He recently had major surgery and as a result lost over 35 lbs. He's doing great and so will your husband.

Hope you and your husband enjoy the new year together.

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