Hi everyone it has been a long long time since I last checked in. My husband will need a new aortic valve at some stage and last year he was admitted to emergency for a racing heartbeat which usually occurs at night on about 6 occasions in the space of 6 weeks it was very distressing for me.This year he has been admitted to Emergency 3 times in 5 months. The cardiologist does not know why this is happening. Can anyone shed some light on this situation. Thanks in advance. My husbands review is not until March next year.
I am pleased to say Lou has had no symptoms for about a month now. So his mood is very good at the moment. We have had very strong winds for the past few weeks so he as been unable to go fishing. However he works hard in the mango orchard every day and that makes him very happy and content. His next appointment 28th October for a neck scan to look for any possible blockages. I have been making sure to prompt him to take his medication. But I sometimes forget ha ha.
Just doing what I love to keep my sanity in check.
Angiogram done and dusted.
Journal posted on October 2, 2015
I am pleased to say no blockages were found. I was expecting Lou to be really anxious but he did great really I never left his side. However when we got home from our 2 day hospital visit he is now very cranky. All because he does not like the doctors orders of not bending, or lifting, and to take it easy for a few days. That means no raking leaves and no fishing for now. He is not a happy chappy. It's to be expected I suppose. I am exhausted but glad we are over the first hurdle and we are glad to be home.
Hi I am filled with gratitude to the lovely people who have sent me words of comfort and support. You really do make me feel validated. Thank you Alma, Jean, Tammy and Linda. Today was a good day yes I made it to the Zumba class and tomorrow a few off us are doing a short demo at a charity event ah I love my life.
We have a pre- admission appointment at the hospital, then the morning after Lou is having a Angiogram. Phew feeling a little tense today it is bringing on another headache. But I did not let that stop me from doing what I love. I volunteer with kids and we had a very exciting morning playing minute to win it. Then after a quick bite to eat it was back to the pool for another Aqua-sise Class. I am planning on going to a Zumba class in the morning. Exercise and this wonderful page is keeping me going. Thanks Everyone.
After Mondays appointment with the Cardiologist we are feeling a lot more confident that the wheels are in motion now. It definitely takes some of the fear away from not knowing what is going to happen. Lou is enjoying his fishing and I have just started going to a Aqua-sise class. Pure stress relief.
This was Lou in 2010 just after his surgery. Just sharing so you guys know what to expect when you or your loved ones see you for the first time.
Loving the support we all have for each other
Journal posted on September 19, 2015
Could not sleep last night
Journal posted on September 18, 2015
After having such a good day yesterday I went to bed thinking I would have had a good nights sleep. After reporting 0 stress levels during the day I just got wave after wave of worrying thoughts when I went to bed. A couple of hours passed and eventually my Husband came to bed. I was very unsettled and by this time had a headache. I asked Lou if we could talk and I was able to share my worrying thoughts with him. We discussed what kind of valve he would choose this time around and I already knew what his answer would be. Bovine tissue valve of course. His appointment is only 3 days away and I cannot wait to find out when Lou's surgery will happen. . Thanks for listening. Hugs Shirley
Today I went for a long bike ride and in the afternoon conducted a Drumming circle for 30 minutes, then I taught Zumba for 30 minutes at my volunteering job with disability kids. I have had a very good day. Stress levels 0 yippee.
My husband was snappy towards me this morning. I know he does not mean it. I am coping better each day with a the use of a little meditation cd that lasts 40 minutes ( I am a beginner ) and getting out in the fresh air for an hours bike ride. I must say having all you guys in the same boat is buffering me. Thank you so much once again.
I am feeling much calmer today. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to the wonderful people who sent me beautiful messages of support. It is very much appreciated. It certainly helps to know I can talk to people with similar worries and experiences.