5 days ago
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
I was a little shocked but pleasantly surprised to see how many stat hits my "Bit of a Break" post has gotten since I went silent. Wow!! What a heartwarming thing to see so many of you still checking in on me. Sooo, I thought I should at least let you know that I am still on the right side of the grass and am being patched up. It just takes longer the older you get.
I had the pacemaker implanted in June. It seems I am allergic to something in it but they have left it in me anyway. Then as my angina attacks became really frequent--I had a only couple hundred of steps in me before the alarms went off and I needed my nitroglycerin so I was given the nuclear stress test and finally the stent placement last week for my 95% blockage.
The stent really should have been done 6 months ago but sometimes, finding good doctors can be a bit of a crap shoot.
No more heart pains, yea, but I still have abdominal pains that make sitting at the computer or any chair for any length of time uncomfortable. Pretty sure it is caused partially by the kazillion pills I must take. Ah the joys of aging. These are the golden years-- golden for the doctors and pharmacies.
The good news is that I am here and determined to scrap out a bit more time. I will try to remember that when I get discouraged that I am no longer an active 76 year old. I am going to do what I can to get that ole gal back and up to snuff.
Considering the news of the week, not everyone is privileged to enjoy old age so I am curious but grateful and feeling blessed to still be here. So many were taken so young. My heart--with all its bionic aids--goes out to those suffering unspeakable loss recently. All of our hearts took a hit over what happened to the French. I will never understand the vicious, sick side of man. Sadly, it seems they are multiplying.
Hope to be fully back soon. Each day is a bit better. I think my humor is coming back. Even had a fun giggle or two in the hospital but that is for another day.
A mammoth thanks to those of you who stopped by and left your digital traces on my stat counter. That really meant a lot. It was kind of like a welcome knock on the door and brought quite a bit of comfort.
Stay safe and healthy my friends. See ya soon.
at 5:03 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti