Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It has been a long, long time since I've posted here. A lot has happened. I was in the hospital in mid-June due to my heart. They ran me through every test they could think of including another cardio-cath. All of my arteries were clear. My heart valves hadn't changed. Nothing seemed amiss. The brain scan that they did showed that there was scar tissue indicating a stroke, but it was an old scar. The upshot of this four day hospital visit was that they took me off of digoxin and coumanin. My heart sinus rhythm was back to normal and I no longer had atrial defib.

The day I went home a man that I had talked to on the internet and on the phone decided to come an met me face-to-face. He was on the front porch when we got home. He swept me off my feet. Right away we were engaged even though I wanted to not move that speedily. We spend a lot of time together and we seemed to get along. As you know I have medical issues and so did he. He had had several surgeries on his feet and one foot had metal in it that was being rejected. Well to make this story short...we broke up two months later. He cited his medical problem. He had been told that they were going to do surgery on both feet and there was a chance that he would be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life and he didn't want to put me through that.

As fast as he entered my life the faster he left me. In retrospect however, I was relieved that we were no longer getting married. I felt that I had to watch every thing I said because he would get upset for no visible reason. He didn't want to be touched on the back because his parents would beat him for things he said he didn't do. So, when he told me for medical reasons I agreed with him and told him to stay in touch. He hasn't.

So I'm "healthy" according to my primary care doctor, my cardiologist, and a "nurse" that I report to at the "Heart Health Program". I'm still doing Curves and of late getting caught up to date on things I haven't been keeping up on, like this blog.