Sunday, September 8, 2019

Terry went to have his cataract removed.  He was all ready and prepped to go when they called it quits and said he must go to the ER because his heart was in Atrial fibrillation. That was Tuesday.  He was hospitalized from Tuesday to Friday while the cardiologist tried to get his heart beat no normal or at the very least in the 90s.   But they sent him home with 3 new prescriptions and we have added another doctor to Terry's list of docs that care for one health issue or another.

An easy explanation for the condition is that your heart makes too many electric shocks.  The worry is that blood pools in the lower part of the heart which can lead to a clot and stroke. Apparently this must have been occurring intermittently since with all the doc appointments he has, no one has ever mentioned it. Now it is a permanent condition.

Terry has too many electric shocks occurring in his heart.  The day I brought him home, my car decided that it will not doing whatever it does electrically so I guess it will go in the shop. BUT, that can't occur for a few days because I have been called to jury duty.  I'll have to take a spare battery and a portable starter in my car so I don't get stranded.  I could ask for a deferment but our calendar is so full of medical appointments coming up I just figure to get it over with.

The cardio doc said Terry could have had the eye surgery, but the eye guy says he'll reschedule when the cardio doc gives Terry a release which will happen when he sees him again in November.

My best and favorite sewing machine is at the Sewing Machine Doctor.  It's been there 3 weeks now and I haven't had the energy to call to find out when it will be done.  Might as well stay there while I dole out money to fix the car.  In the meantime I have a little Brother machine that stitches well, but honestly sewing has been put aside for probably another week.

Harley (Terry's dog) was so NICE to me when Terry was away.  AND he lost weight which proves what I have been telling Terry....he gives the dogs too many treats and people food!!

I took yarn with me to the hospital so I have interest in using yarn I have accumulated and so far it has helped me in trying to break a habit of playing a game at night on my tablet.  I have been trying to spend less time playing and I'm pretty sure I am transferring my interest to crochet.  This makes me so happy!!

Another weird thing happened, but not weird in the way I recently posted about, with our trash can.  I heard the truck stop in front of my house, but when I went out to bring t back up to the house it was NO WHERE to be found.  I called the service to bring another can.  I asked if there was a way the can could have dropped into the truck when the operator dumped it.  The girl told me she had worked there a long time and never heard of it happening before.  If the can was stolen I would have to pay $50 to get a new one, but she waived the charge just in case it DID fall into the truck.

Grateful:  I am grateful I have Terry home.  I got a taste of what it would be like without him and I didn't like it...not one little bit.

How was YOUR week?   Did you do anything fun?
BTW, I read all of your posts while I was sitting with Terry, but no commenting  because my phone is a PITA.  I don't know how people do all their internet business using a phone.
xx, Carol


Rose said...

Oh, my goodness, Carol! What a week you have had. Yes, compared to your week, this the awning is minor. But then again, we have to have a home, and it only adds to the stress that it is old and falling apart on its on, much less, people not doing their job properly. But I will take the awning deal any time over what you have going on.

Bless the girl for giving you a waver about the trash can. Another case where I would like to have had a camera to record what happened.

jenclair said...

Oh, you have really been having a tough beginning to the season, Carol! How scary for you and Terry to go for eye surgery and end up in the cardiac unit. Crochet is a good way to spend some of those hospital hours...and other less stressful hours as well. It is hard to break our digital habits, but the added benefit of crochet is that you have something when you finish. Best to you and Terry!

Barbara said...

Wow, Carol, you had quite a week! Thankfully they found Terry’s problem and it will get fixed. It is one thing, and another doc, after the other as we get older. My mom always used to say “it just gets worse”. I don’t know about where you live, but I was told when I called for jury duty that when I reached age 70, I will no longer be allied. Keep your hands busy. It helps stressful times.

Joyful Quilter said...

Sounds like you need a (((BIG HUG))). Hope this next week is peacefully uneventful.

barbara woods said...

praying for Terry

Momma Bear said...

Oh, Carol! What a Month! it has to have been a month, its not fair when that all happens in a week, though I've had those too, they suck. They caught it, though.
And you don't have to deal alone. We are all out here. We got you girl.
As ever you are strong enough to do this.
I love you sweetie. Hang in there.
pet the puppies.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Hi Carol ~ I will keep Terry in my prayers, and you also as you deal with all of the emotions in caring for him.

Crocheting is a wonderful thing to do while sitting and waiting, or while watching tv, etc. What are you making?

No fun here this week, dealt with a lot of stress waiting for Dorian, and 'chilling' after returning home. The house is dark inside because of being boarded up, except for the light that comes through the heart cut outs. I think I will uncover a couple of windows as it's depressing sitting in the dark. Hurricane season isn't over until Nov.

May this week be a good one for you. Love, hugs and prayers for the both of you ~ FlowerLady

maureenlthompson said...

Hi Carol, sorry to hear about Terry and the Afib. My husband has that too and they did manage once to get him back into normal rhythm by shocking his heart but now he just goes in and out of it randomly. Hopefully they gave Terry some good blood thinners. My husband gets Pradaxa and has been on it for some time now without any problems.

Understand how it is difficult to get time for sewing with so many things going on. I was totally wrong about retirement and old age, I thought I would have plenty time for hobbies etc but boy was I wrong!

Hope you get everything sorted with your car and sewing machine and Terry stabilizes.

Take care of yourself too! I don't tend to so can't really preach on that lol.

Mary Ann Tate said...

Goodness!!! You are certainly having one heck of a time right now. I'm like Terry. I seem to pick up a new doctor every time I turn around :)

Kit said...

Oh my! So sorry that your love is having a problem with his heart. I hope he feels better with his new meds. I need to start working with my hands again too. Maybe embroidery. Life is good lately. We had our season opener of Grizzly football so that makes me happy. I just love my football! You take care. Kit

FlashinScissors said...

Gosh, Carol! It never rains but it pours! ☔️
I do hope Terry is able to have his cataracts done soon!
Poor you, car, sewing machine ..... hope you are making something nice with your crochet! I’ve been crocheting this year but haven’t put any of it on the blog, yet! Now I’ll have to wait till it’s sunny to get a good photo.
Thank goodness the girl didn’t charge you for the can!
Aaah, now you have a doggy “friend”! 😊
Have a good week Carol!
Barbara xx

Susan said...

Well, that was a busy week! I'm glad Terry can still have the surgery, even if it waits a while. The thing with the trash can was very weird! I'm glad you didn't have to pay the fee, though it would certainly be nice to know what happened to it! Best of luck with your yarn projects.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

You have so much happening I'm surprised you can keep up. I'm sorry that Terry didn't end up getting the cataract operation but it's good they've found out what's going on with his heart so they can look after him. Hopefully, all the new meds and doc will settle it and he'll get his eyes done in time for Christmas. I hope your car and sewing machine get back to proper working order soon. In the meantime, your jury time should be interesting and I'm looking forward to seeing your crochet. Take care xxx

Cathy said...

Oh my! When it rains, it pours, doesn’t it? Well, the car, the sewing machine and the trash can are minor annoyances that can be fixed. The most important thing is getting Terry healed and “tweaked” (cataract). We all need our “fine tuning” now and then. You are both lucky to have each other. Hugs...

patty a. said...

What a time you and Terry have been having. It is too bad no one picked up on Terry's heart issue sooner. Let's hope nothing else happens and the chaos subsides. It helps to keep your hands busy when there is lots of waiting to do. Wishing you and Terry smoother sailing!

Sherrie Spangler said...

Wow, when it rains it pours! So put your head down and move on through it, because there will be sunshine after the rain. I hope Terry gets the health issues under control soon.

Robbie said...

Hope all goes well! sure have your times of must be on an upswing now...maybe all those 'strange' happenings will take over all the bad stuff and get rid of them for you! HUGS!!!!

Timaree said...

I’ve tried twice to leave comments. I don’t think something is working!

You two are having a tough time! Will Terry be getting a pacemaker? I hope so. It really helped my brother-in-law when he got his.
Hope you get out of jury duty; it’s important to be home with Terry while he’s getting stabilized! Besides, your car isn’t dependable at the present moment. Do they have a care taker spot on the summons to be able to get out of it?

Good luck with getting through all this to a calmer, steadier point! And do go get your sewing machine before they decide you aren’t coming back and sell it out from under you.

Hopefully Terry can get his eyes done soon. It’s an easy surgery. I had it done to both eyes but they gave me more anesthesia the second time due to me trying to climb off the table during the first surgery - panic attack!

Hope this goes through this time. I tried signing out and back in again!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Bless your have certainly had your plate full!
I hope this finds your husband feeling better and on the road to staying better.
I will keep you and him in prayer!
Crochet is such a therapeutic and soothing craft! I hope you enjoy it!
Best wishes for you and your husband

White Rose said...

Hi Carol oh boy lots happening at your place,i pray your hubby will be feeling so much better soon.
Carol wishing you and your hubby all the best,take care my friend ,sending you big hugs xx

White Rose said...

Hi Carol oh my goodness poor Terry what a fright for you both,hope he is feeling much better now.
I hope the jury time is interesting for you ,i have done jury duty once and it was an eye opener.
I will keep praying for Terry and sending you big hugs my friend xx

sewyouquilt2 said...

So sorry for hour horrible week
Hugs and prayers for better days ahead