Well it’s all over for now. Thank goodness, at least the latest episode in my life seems to have ended for the moment. Now I have to get down to where the rubber meets the road and figure a happy medium now that I am diabetic. Seems to always be one thing or the other as each of us well know.
.Yesterday was a very exhausting day for all of us. We were up at 5:30, so we could get to the hospital at 7:00. I was to be the first procedure that day in the cath lab. I finally go back at 7:45 and find out there has been an emergency and it would be 9:00 before I would go in. That’s ok, if it were me on the other end I would hope they would do that for me. Stephen, Allison, and Robby were with me. They came back and stayed in the room with me until 9:00 when they came for me. They gave me a pill while I was waiting and as soon as I went back they put something in the IV and I really don’t remember much about anything until 11:30 or so. I do seem to remember them telling me I would not have to have anything surgically done. Much relief as the nurse had told me three things would be done after the doctor viewed everything: 1st the blockage was not as thought by the stress test. 2nd I would have the stint or balloon. 3rd I would need to have bypass surgery and that would be discussed by all concerned. Loretta had already told me they were often incorrect and the man after me had come in for 4 bypasses and when they got in, he didn’t need it. Goes to show nothing is as it seems at first glance. Guess I went back to sleep, don’t remember much until 2:30 and my knee was hurting so bad, I needed a new position, but couldn’t until 4:30. Finally at 4:15 the nurse let me sit up on the side of the bed, and then I got to walk down the hall. In a little bit got to walk again and it seemed the incision had clotted and was not bleeding so finally I could dress and go home. We got home around 5:35. Robby and Allison went and picked up Chinese and it was great.
Lee is doing fairly well. He has been feeling pretty rough ever since we got here. We started out in Little Rock on Monday 7/5 at around 3:00. Our flight out of LR was on time 5:05 and we arrived in St. Louis on time. We had around 45 min. till next flight, we got a drink and looked around a minute then went and sit down to wait on our flight. It was beginning to get dark outside and then the storm hit, one after the other and we finally got out of St. Louis at 12:30 AM, we were supposed to leave at 7:00. Neither of us had eaten and Stephen, Robby and Allison had not either, so we stopped at IHOP and then by the time we got to bed it was 4:00AM
Stephen, Lee and Robby are helping Lee with a web page for his brother-in-law Nick McDaniel (McDaniel Realty). They have put much time and effort into it. Rob and Allison didn’t go home until after midnight last night. Allison had picked up a couple of movies that she thought I would like and I enjoyed them very much. Robby and Allison are on their way back over to do some more on the web site and I am not supposed to do anything much and cannot drive today. Not supposed to do anything much for the next 5 days, so I guess Stephen gets to do the wife thing for awhile again. Sleep well, was pretty sore when I got up, but feel better now.
It is a really hot day today, the clouds have moved it and the sun is not shinning now, maybe that will help the heat some.