Well, February might be the heart month.
And I am continually drawing hearts -
although most look like the cute comical type.
This month... It's my honey's heart.
He has been through the ringer and today was no exception.
Last month, we spent nine days in the hospital after it seeming like he had a stomach flu after 5 days of violent throwing up and weight gain of about 25 pounds. He was brought into the ER from his doctors with a heart rate of 240. It stayed in that range for 6 days while they fought off a horrible liver infection. Not related in anyway to the heart issue. But we had to treat it before going on and dealing with his heart. So 6 days later... after the infection was gone, they found that he had an Atrial Flutter and gave him a procedure called an Ablation. It helped almost instantly. Released after that and down nearly 40 pounds.... we went home. That made my heart happy!
Today... he woke up feeling like he had a skin tab on his shoulder. Weird. I looked at it and Holy crap if it wasn't a TICK! Are you kidding me? After all he's been through. Must have picked it up off the dog, or the wood pile or really anywhere in our forest. That's the last thing he needed. I pulled it off and kept it in a baggie. He had a stress test this afternoon at the heart doc's. The nurse there helped me package it ( Mr. Tick ) up to send to the lab. Phew. Dodged a bullet there.... we hope. Results will be in, in 5 days. However... the heart doc is married to a dermatologist. Go figure. He took a pic and sent it to his wife.... no worries, she says. Can you say " what next"? We are DONE! No more. We cannot take it.
Stress test went great. Back to work in a few weeks! Only one more test to make sure the liver was not damaged from all of this. Man oh man... I am beat. He is beat. We are ready for some good news to come through.... please oh please. So.... while we celebrate the month with healthy heart foods, a new exercise program and lots of hearts... we begin to live the new normal.
Thank you to all of you who sent notes, prayed for us and sent well wishes. It all worked. We heard you and it came through loud and clear. Thank you. However... I am about a month behind in the progress on my first online class. Hang in there! It's front and center in my mind and I am working on it whenever time allows. I think it will go smoothly from here out
Thanks for your patience and understanding!
Celebrate this month of hearts by doodling hearts, baking heart cookies,
hugging your favorite beating heart
and taking care of your heart!
It's all you get....