Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Lovely Day

Today I had a wonderful day. I needed one...badly.
The past few days have consisted of me dealing with the cardiologist in New Jersey who has  been in touch with my doctors in Philly. He returned on Monday and he called me Monday night at 10:30. He said that the report said I had a heart attack and he actually wanted to find out that it was wrong. He reviewed everything from my stress test and concluded that I had, in fact, had one. There is damage and since it is in the right side near where I had the bypass he felt that the bypass had closed off. The doctor in Philly who did the actual cardiac catherization on me told him that had that happened it would have been a very bad heart attack. I asked him how bad it was and he said that overall the stress test was bad but not horrible. I was relieved that the glass was half full. Now they will be rethinking about letting me go off of the blood thinner and when I do I may need to be hospitalized for about ten days getting IV heparin instead of being allowed to give myself the belly shots. You cannot have heparin at home because they draw blood like every six hours. Not sure how this will work out in the future as I have to go off it to have my lungs tapped and for other procedures.

Now for today. Today I got to meet my brother and sister-in-law's new puppy, Olivia. She is part terrier and a real cutie. I love puppies. I took her a great little toy that squeaks and realized it's about her size right now! My mother then took both of us out to a lovely Italian restaurant for lunch. I had penne vodka and a wonderful salad. The weather was great, we enjoyed our meal and playing with Olivia. I had forgotten just how sharp puppy teeth are! My sister-in-law, Leslie, is such a wonderful person. Every time we spend time together I come home feeling so happy. She was in a bad car accident a few years ago which required her to have a knee replacement. She had numerous problems with it and walks with a cane. Being on her leg for any amount of time causes her pain. This year she had to take an early retirement. She no longer drives as a result of all this. She is still always cheerful and thoughtful of others. She has helped me to understand a lot of my feelings.

Well, it's late. I just got done doing laundry. Rob is already fast asleep as are the pets.
It's been a long but wonderful day.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Wishing you many, many, many, many, many wonderful days!