Friday, June 26, 2009

I'm Home!

Just not in these pictures. They were taken at St. Luke's Hospital in Houston while the doctors were doing my thing.

Tim (son) met us in the parking lot at 5:30 AM Thursday. This nice long line awaited us.

The morning was typical hurry and wait. We had to come early in case the first patient did not show.

From here I would go to the prep room and wait until they took me away just a little after 10:00 . Thank goodness Tim, Karen, Billy, BP, and Mrs. Jim were there to keep me company during my wait.

It has been a long week and a long two days. I am teaching Sunday school this Sunday but worked my lesson pretty well up before I went to Houston.

I was 70% blocked in the artery that they stented, same as the one to my kidney that they will stent. Much more and I might have been hurting. The blockage was in this one before but only about 30% so they didn't stent it then.

These are my cardiologists, Dr. Krajcer is my doctor.

I am feeling just fine. Zochor will be my trial again dropping Welchol and Niaspan. We will see how the muscle cramps do this time.

Thought you might like to see how happy I looked in bed.

I had to lay flat on my back with my legs straight out for eight hours after they closed the incision in my upper leg. That was where they threaded the stent and stent guiding wires that would fish their way up to my heart.

I was hooked to this machine by radio telemetry. It went to the nurses station as well.

I was discharged just before noon today (Friday, June 27).

We had to go to Karen and Billy's to get Adi and Katrin as stayed there last night. As did Mrs. Jim.

Mrs. Jim wouldn't let me drive. I am on "light duty" for three days. Can't drive or lift more than five pounds. I can do everything else.

It was nice that LSU could hurry and win the College World Series before I had to go in. If they were still playing I would have had to postpone my coming.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Midweek Blues -- Looking At the Sky

Taken from the 27th floor of the St. Luke's Tower building in Houston.

I had a nuclear stress test and a peripheral vascular scan (ultrasound) test and was waiting for the bad news from my cardiologist. It was nice they put windows in those little visiting areas, the ones with the little lay down table put there you can be poked and kneaded by the doc.

News wasn't real good, I will go in St. Lukes Hospital tomorrow for a heart catheterization again. I am prepared for a new stent or two and possibly a roto-rooter procedure in a few tight spots or to clean out a plugged up stent.

If nothing is done to me, I will go home tomorrow evening. If a stent and/or roto-rooter comes my way I will spend the night. I'm bringing my PJ's.

This pretty blue sky picture is what was over my house yesterday. Adi and I went for a little walk and each of us was really impressed with how great things were looking.

Click here for to see how excited Adi was!)***

If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo below. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions (considering it is for the second week). Just do what I did.

Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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