Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hospital trip

Just got back from the hospital. Not the best way to spend one's Easter. Last night, my lovely wife complained of chest pains and shortness of breath. How many seconds do you think it took to decided to take her to the hospital? 2? 3? Yeah, we bugged out of here in a hurry.

It is a cardiac issue, but appears to be a very minor one. Her blood tests came back good, so no damage was done.

Of course, we've follow up tests to do, and all that. In December, we had some suspicion (from a stress test) that there might be something going on. Results were inconclusive. She was put on a new med and told to come back for tests when we get back from Florida.

Since we got back, she'd been overdoing it, with all the unpacking, house care, and grandkid time.

We should have stayed on a never ending vacation.

Anyway, I'm exhausted, but pretty relieved.



  1. Hope all is well and take care of yourself.

    Vacations may be a little to stressful for you two?

  2. It's not the vacation, it's the coming home.

  3. Glad she's okay. Yeah, hospitals are lousy places to spend a holiday. Or any day, for that matter...

  4. Glad to hear you acted immediately! Heart issues have a sneaky way of disguising themselves, especially in women. Her health is more important than any household task and she's blessed to have a caring husband. Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. At least your wife was willing to go and get checked out. Mine would just tell me that everything is fine...we know what the outcome to that will be in the end.
    Stay safe Bear, tell the Mrs. to slo down and get well. None of that stuff, is really more important than life itself.

  6. Thanks for all the prayers and concern. She is fine. We are on top of things and getting proper follow up. Caught the problem early.

  7. Glad to hear she's okay and hope it stays that way for a loooooonnnnnnngggggg time. Take care of you, too.

  8. I'm glad to hear she is okay. I had a case of CHF a couple of years ago, but meds, exercise and losing some extra 'insulation' have me in much better condition now. Still keep an eye on it though.

    I hope her future prognosis is positive too.