Heart Surgery Again
Some of you will remember that last September I needed to have heart surgery. At my followup in December, I thought I was doing pretty well & so did my surgeon. He actually said it looked to him as if the surgery had been successful. He felt it was safe for me to stop the heart medication I had been taking for 10+ years. I continued to do well for a few weeks, but then in late January I started having problems again but to a more intense degree. The symptoms I was experiencing were definitely not what they had been before the September surgery. They took a lot out of me. I actually ended up having a small heart attack. (Where does that term come from? How can any heart attack be considered "small?") The symptoms I was experiencing lasted about 3 weeks, then disappeared. I assumed all was well, but they appeared again a few weeks later. I made an appointment with the surgeon who was quite puzzled as to what was happening. He thought that perhaps the heart medication I stopped taking in December had actually been masking another heart problem, & that when he had me stop taking it the problem surfaced. He had me hooked up to a heart monitor for a month & I saw him yesterday for the results. Sure enough, another problem has surfaced, thus the need for another surgery : ( He stated that I would be contacted by someone later this week to schedule the surgery. He indicated that he wants me to be scheduled "soon."
As I did before the last surgery, I will be kitting up some projects so I will have things to work on during my recovery. I've already started making some meals ahead of time to help John a bit.
As I did prior to my last surgery, I am asking once again for your prayers. I will greatly appreciate them. I will let you know when a date for the surgery has been set.