I would like to thank you for your kind messages and your prayers during Big Guy’s recent hospitalization.
The doctors did something called cardioconversion–it’s the thing where they shock the heart to reboot it. Big Guy was disappointed that he didn’t get to hear anyone yell “Clear!”
The procedure worked beautifully, and he said he felt 100% better as soon as he woke up. They shaved the hair on his chest and back–with no attention to aesthetics at all, of course.
Unfortunately, he required an extra day in the hospital to be sure that some elevated enzyme levels in his blood were a temporary response to the cardioconversion and not an indication of impending kidney failure.
We returned home Monday, and he was back at work the next day–happy and feeling better than he has in a couple months. We suspect that he had been in atrial fibrillation for a while before he noticed any of the symptoms.
He came home with eight new medications to add to three he was already taking. He has appointments with his primary care physician, a cardiac electrophysiologist, a nephrologist, and an endocrinologist. I have had a crash course in medical terminology and heart health.
I am grateful to have him back to himself and for me to try to rediscover balance.
So here I am, back to glaring at the dirty dishes that not only did not get washed while I was away but managed to multiply. Our kids were worried about their dad and didn’t seem to care much about housework. Sigh . . . but I get it.
And I am thrilled to be back on a computer instead of posting from my phone.
P.S. If you ever wonder what to get for a woman who’s spending a few days with her husband in the hospital, I’d like to suggest tweezers, a pumice stone, ear plugs, and a gift card for the hospital cafeteria.
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