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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Good news...

I'm a little late writing this post but better late than never! In my last post I wrote about DH and the health dramas he was enduring. The good news is that the Angiogram showed no blockages or damage to the heart. The cardiologist suspects that there was a temporary blockage to the blood supply to the heart when maybe some plaque broke away from the artery wall, but that it cleared itself . So late Monday morning we were able to take DH home.
After the angiogram ( which DH described the machinery used as 'being as big as Maria's car' ..a Micra!), the cardiologist wanted an echocardiogram done as well, before DH went home. The equipment came to DH's bed! I took this photo when The technician had to take a phone call from a cardiologist. 

After being a 'stand up comedian' with his constant patter of jokes, (albeit lying down in bed)  and keeping the staff and visitors entertained in the hospital for 3 1/2 days, the reality of arriving home saw him become much quieter. He admitted to being tired and a 'bit unwell', so it's been easy getting him to rest as requested by the doctor.

Next week, he has an appointment with the GP who will organise referrals to a Diabetic Educator and to a Sleep Centre to help sort out the Sleep Apnoea problems. These issues, when managed correctly should lower the risk factors of more heart problems. That, and attention to some dietary issues...yes the giant double choc muffins and caramel slices with coffee at local cafes will have to go. lol.
The following week, DH can start back on those daily walks plus his golf days.

A big thank you to all those lovely readers who left messages of support in the Comments. These meant so much to us. I particularly appreciate those who reminded me to look after myself and I suspect some of you had firsthand experience of how draining it is to have a loved one in hospital...it sure knocks you about. Thank you again everyone. 

21 comments:

Vireya said...

Lovely to get good news to end the year with!

All the best for the lifestyle changes, and for a healthy and happy 2015!

Jeanette said...

Good news Maria. Happy New Year. Hugs,xx

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Great news Maria. May your husband get stronger with each new day.

Have a wonderful 2015 ~ FlowerLady

Dorothy said...

Good to hear that DH is home again and willing to make the lifestyle changes. My DD has one of those sleep apnoea machines and she swears it has made a huge improvement to her general wellbeing. Hope you both have a very happy New Year. xoxox

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Good news for you all xxxx happy new year dear Maria x

Susan said...

I'm so pleased that its all good news and you can start the new year on a positive note!
Happy New Year to you all!

Nurdan Kanber said...

Oh that is a good news from your DH!
I wish you both a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year ♥♥♥♥

All the best
Nurdan

Maria said...

So pleased to hear alls going well for your Hubby. Sounds like a new start for him in the new year.
do take some time for yourself. I know first hand how tiring it is after my DH triple bypass in June.

Janice C said...

Great news for DH! Happy New Year to you both, a great start to it by having him home.

Cynthia said...

Such good news! Hopefully the changes in diet, etc. will make the new year a good one for your both. Take care, Maria.

linny said...

Great to hear DH is now doing well.
Have a wonderful New Year,

Nanette said...

All good news Maria, and to hear hubby is taking it easy, I hope you are too and letting your daughters take up some chores and errands for you. But no double choc muffins or caramel slices, that's harsh news to start the new year with but will end up being the best thing. Happy new year to you both xxx

helbel19 said...

So glad your news is good Maria.....it is very stressful for you as well so take care of yourself as that helps hubbie as well.

Happy New Year to you both

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Happy to hear that the patient is back home in your care Maria. Not a good end to 2014 so hope that 2015 is the best possible year for you and DH.

Happy New Year.

Bev C said...

Hello Maria,

Happy New Year to you and your family. Good luck with the small changes in the diet, hope hubby is over his time in hospital.

Happy days.
Bev.

margaret said...

this could not be a better start to 2015 I wish both DH and you good health for the year and all years to come

Lin said...

So pleased to hear that things have turned out so well for your husband. I wish you both a very Happy New year and a healthy and peaceful 2015. xx

Mizumatte said...

oh dear, I wasn't able to read any blogs while I was in Finlandt so read all you news just now.I really really wish you both a much healther 2015. Yes I is very pimportant to take care youself because all lights are on the sick one of family. hugs Jaana

Soma Acharya said...

So very happy to hear the good news!! A Very Happy New Year to all of your!

-Soma

Jindi's Cottage said...

Good news that DH is home...look after yourselves and have a great 2015...

Susan said...

Still catching up... so, so good to know it was quickly being sorted out.

Beaut that DH could get back home so soon too xx