Friday, July 16, 2010

Heart Update

Just came back from the doctor's office --- again--- A quick recap here for those who are in the know, and those who aren't LOL. I was scheduled for a nuclear stress test on July 1, 2010, and while on the treadmill actually had a heart attack. Spent the night in the hospital for more tests and then transported the next day (Friday) to a bigger hospital in a neighboring city and had a heart catherization Friday evening. I had a 10% blockage which is virtually no blockage, and it certainly didn't cause the heart attack. On Wednesday (7-14-10) I had an ultrasound done on my carotid arteries. Found out today that they are clear. No blockages. Soooooo, the heart attack is a mystery. I was diagnosed with arrythmia three years ago, and that has been pretty well controlled by beta blockers up until the first of the year when I noticed my heart was getting whacky again. Now I'm scheduled to see a cardiologist on July 30, and see if he can figure it out. Other than that, it's been hot and for the most part dry here in northeast Tennessee. Did get some rain a couple of days ago, but you can't tell it by the ground today. Looks like a chance of a thunderstorm this evening/night and a better chance for tomorrow. Fingers are crossed. I have been making yoyos, hexagons, crocheted two rag rugs, and knitting. Maybe I'll share a picture of them in the near future. Between the heat and Randy thinking I'll kill over if I move, I'm rapidly descending the rest of the way into insanity (didn't have far to go anyway) from not being able to dig in the dirt. :) Randy and the pups are doing well. Randy would be doing even better if he could stop fretting about me. :)

8 comments:

Tabor said...

It is too hot to do any gardening. I didn't even check my pots after getting back from my trip. I am wilting... Enjoy your AC room and take care and I sure hope they figure out what caused that heart attack. You sound very upbeat in spite of the seriousness of this.

julieQ said...

Oh, Angie! Wish you had been at my hospital, that is what I do! Sending many hugs and well wishes to you.

Beth said...

oh my GOODNESS! It must be all that stressful sewing and puppy petting! Heres hoping they find a quick...FIXABLE answer! {{{hugs}}}} (those were from the furry ones...Buddy, Rookie and Rally...Rags: the cat, is not too huggy..she just says 'feel better soon")

Tazzie said...

Oh my goodness Angie, what a scary time for you! I really hope everything turns out well, you're in my thoughts and prayers.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Bless your heart. Seriously... BLESS YOUR HEART! I know how scary that had to be, take good care of yourself. Hopefully there'll be diggin' in the dirt time soon. Hugs to you~ and to the fur-babies.

Elaine Adair said...

Oh YES, girl, Bless your HEART!!! Take care of yourself - soundls like you ARE going in good directions, even if you don't have a solution yet.

Carol said...

OMG Angie...take good care! Sending you lots of good thoughts and sure hope they find the cause!

Meggie said...

Scary stuff! You have to be ok, your little fur babies need you! To say nothing of Randy!!
HugsXX