Monday, January 26, 2015

Pre-Surgery Update

I had an appointment with my 2nd cardiologist today, the one who prescribed the life vest. He also OK'd my surgery for Wednesday. Yeah!!!!! We're making progress, this is going to be a good year for me!
I have one day to straighten up the house and get myself clean....huh? you say...
I have to shower the night before my surgery with hibiclens and then the morning of surgery also. Since we are leaving at 4:30 AM I am going to be one clean woman.

One of my friends drove me to my appointment today, it was a breeze and if I wasn't concerned about my heart I could easily make the drive myself. One good thing about seeing a specialist (the ones I see anyway) is that I don't have to wait. It was rather humorous that after I checked in and while Carla and I were sitting and waiting the person at the counter asked if we had been checked in....and I thought 'You just saw me 5 minutes ago, maybe you shouldn't be working here'. I guess she didn't recognize me without my winter jacket and hat on.
Geez, since I've been wearing the life vest they know everything about exactly when I take a bath, etc. Talk about big brother....... I was told I still have a lot of extra heartbeats but we can't tell if my heart is better or not until I have another ECHO. I told them I am so used to wearing it that 'Jon' doesn't really bother me.....the nurse says men are not so receptive to wearing it. The dr told me to wear it until we get the report/ECHO from my other cardiologist. I may end up having a defibrillator implanted, but I'll cross that bridge if I come to it.
The nurse seemed surprised that I was smiling and happy today. Why not be???
After that it was almost lunch and I was hungry so we went to the Schreiner's restaurant. I had one of my standbys....hamburger and French fries "no salt please". A really good hamburger. It was snowing when we left and we weren't sure if we wanted to stop any where else but we did stop at the St Vincent de Paul store. It's a big, very nice place. I didn't look at the clothes....don't need anything...but did look at the 'stuff'. We each spent a couple of dollars. It was still snowing so we decided to come home. As we neared our area we saw dry roads.....that was OK, I had phone calls to make.....only one was completed. There's tomorrow yet.

This will probably be my last post for a couple of days. I'll be back after my surgery.

The card above is from my Red Hat group, we have one person who sends out cards to those who need one. Joyce does fantastic work. This card looks much better in person. The gold is metallic and the angel is a pin. Love it!


  1. Linda, I am praying for you. I would hug you if I could. I like that you had a good attitude.. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  2. Such good spirits! You sound great. Love that beautiful card. Hugs and prayers for you.

    Blessings, Vicky

  3. Great news!!!! Just relax and know that we are all praying for you!!! God has you in the palm of his hand!

  4. Being in good spirits helps A LOT.

  5. Glad it was a successful trip! Love the card too! I will be praying for you and maybe see you Wednesday or not.

  6. Such good news! Praying that surgery goes well and that you'll be back on your feet in no time!

  7. What a beautiful card!
    I will be thinking of you tomorrow.
    Hugs! Hope to give you a real one tonight.

  8. Sending prayers and positive vibes, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

  9. Father, God,
    I thank you that your hands will guide Linda's surgeons hands tomorrow during her surgery. I pray for her surgery to go very well, a complete and easy recovery and PEACE for her and her family during this time. Thank you Father.
    In Jesus name..

  10. Glad you can go ahead with the surgery. Prayers for you today and tomorrow. I was preparing dinner tonight while I prayed for you and several other blogging buddies. Prayers for my chocolate loving friend.

  11. Catching up with you by reading your last two posts. I will continue to pray that you are strong during the surgery and make a swift, complete recovery. God bless you, Friend.

  12. It's Wednesday night. I pray all is well and you are recovering nicely.