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Fix is in hopefully for Wednesday
Sunday, June 19, 2016      5 comments

Am scheduled for the cardiac ablation on Wednesday if all goes as scheduled. Can easily get bumped by an emergency, but then since I am from out of town, would be rescheduled for Thursday. We are still having troubles with maintaining a level ... Read more
Yet another medical update
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      3 comments

Here is the good news bad news scenario. I was at the hospital from 6:30 am to 6 pm on Monday. After they did the TEE (transesophageal echocardiogram), we discovered that what they had been concerned about was in fact the current situation. The... Read more
Small change in procedures scheduling
Saturday, June 04, 2016      4 comments

Just got a call from the cardiologist himself. An emergency procedure came up for someone else, and my spot on Monday has been preempted for the cardiac ablation that afternoon. But, I will still be going to Victoria on Sunday evening to c... Read more
Glad today is a new day, and so far all is well!
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      3 comments

emoticon Well yesterday, Tuesday, the day after the long weekend started off exciting.....when the care workers arri... Read more
OK...decisions reached about treatment
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      9 comments

The decisions have been made, and reservations set in place for the emoticon heart adjustment. Due to the wanderi... Read more
Heart Update...sort of
Monday, May 16, 2016      6 comments

emoticon Heart Update I have such a wonderful doctor, and that makes all the difference in how you feel about what... Read more
Cancelled the Trip
Saturday, May 14, 2016      6 comments

I had an important meeting scheduled with other Poor Clare Sisters from June 4 through 11 in Chicago. I purchased my ticket this past January so I could get a good price. In March when I started having the heart problems, I really thought we w... Read more
Made reservations
Friday, May 13, 2016      6 comments

I got all the paperwork today for the Cardiac Ablation on June 14. emoticon Will have to travel down to Victori... Read more
Hurray...got some dates for procedures
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      6 comments

Got some dates for the upcoming procedures. Things got a bit complicated as I have a meeting to attend in the Chicago area from June 4 to 11. So have to work things around these dates. Am scheduled for a cardioversion procedure on May 25, her... Read more
Change of Drugs
Monday, May 09, 2016      3 comments

Well, with all the swelling going on for the past week, and the lack of my heart slowing down at all, today I was taken off the calcium blockers and put on beta blockers, along with a daily furosemide and a potassium pill. Off the diltiazem and... Read more
Beginning Retreat
Friday, April 22, 2016      4 comments

Just so you don't think I have dropped off the face of the earth, the community is beginning our annual retreat this evening. So my computer time will be limited, but promise to be back here after retreat. Will post the results of my consult a... Read more
Appointment set
Sunday, April 17, 2016      7 comments

Got the phone call Friday about the referral for the Atrial Flutter. The really great news is that the appt is for April 28. The reason it was so soon is that I am not a "new patient", but a "follow up"....no matter the last appt was 6 years a... Read more
Atrial Flutter Update
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      12 comments

Saw my doctor yesterday. The flutter is still going strong (about 140 beats per minute, fast but very regular...no skipping, etc.) So now we double up on the diltiazem each day, and have now started on the warfarin protocol, beginning at 2.5 m... Read more
Jan is doing really well, but I am having a bit of an issue
Friday, April 01, 2016      11 comments

My sister Jan has completed chemo treatment #2 and is doing really well. Here at the monastery, however, our 85 year old Sister Clare developed a UTI, which went into her bloodstream. She spent 3 days in hospital, getting IV antibiotics. T... Read more
St Patrick's Day
Thursday, March 17, 2016      6 comments

My sister Jill sent me this from Pintrest. Wish I had the time to actually make these. They are stunning to look at, and I bet would be delicious. Anyw... Read more

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