Friday, February 5, 2016

Update on Superman....

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....


12 comments:

LChippy76 said...

So So Soooooo GLAD that things are looking BETTER for your FAVORITE Beating Heart!!!
( Minus some SCARES ) :(
Both of You get some much needed (((REST))) <3
We will be here....take some Time for YOURSELF!!!
{{{ H U G S }}}

Linda Lechnir Chidster

Dara Lynn said...

One day at a time and this to shall pass is what they used to tell me when my husband fell ill. There are days and weeks that we wish the sun would rise and this was all a dream...but the reality is we just need someone to hold our hand and say ...we can do this together. You are that hand to Superman...and I know your trials will some day help another. Chin up girlie and you got this!

Terri Burson said...

Hugging you across the cyber miles and lifting you up in prayer, sweet friend.

NettyFletch said...

Sending much love Lindsay. Life is crap at the moment, it seems for everyone. You two will get through this no problem. Much love. Annette xxx

Createology said...

Good news for you and Brent. Lots of changes all around and all for the best. Healing Heart Energy continues...

K Andrews said...

In my words... don't worry about anything. Family will ALWAYS come first in my book. You are doing the right thing! Take care of your honey and family, keep your Faith and have trust in the Good Lord. Count your Blessings… Art, Crafts, Blog, etc., etc., etc. can come later. Take a deep breath… take some time to relax and get to a 'norm' and don't think about the rest yet. Otherwise… you'll be in the hospital from all the stress and worry. I think its time for some "YOU" (or in this care and as we say in Texas… some "Y'ALL" ) time.

ramonastamps said...

Does that mean they ruled out Lyme Disease? Hang in there and take care of yourself too.

Victoria Young said...

The power of that loving heart ♡♡♡

Victoria Young said...

The power of that loving heart ♡♡♡

Pallas said...

So sorry your hubby has been going through so much, but hope he continues to improve.

Marylinn Kelly said...

A true man of steel, a family of steel. So much to have gone through. The way your optimism and humor continue to shine through your art is inspiring. Keep on rockin. All the loving thoughts in the world. xoxo

Joy said...

Wow, Lindsay, enough is enough is right! So, sorry your sweetie is going through all of this but he definitely has the right woman by his side! May the new Lunar Year bring you a happy start! Thoughts and prayers always!