Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Fragile Hearts Part Two

8 episodes of Dr. House later....
My husband's operation went very well yesterday. I spoke to a friend of the surgeon's, and he told me that hubby will be up and on his feet in no time!
So that is a great relief for the family (and for my husband too, I'm sure!)
He has a brand new valve. It's made from biotechnology, (a calf, if you really want to know) and that means he won't have to take anticoagulation medicind for the rest of his life. A mechanical valve would last longer, but it had more drawbacks. So, somewhere in the future he'll need the valva replaced again, but I'm sure that once you do something, it gets easier the next time. I remember my first ceasarian - I was terrified. But for the second one, it was routine. Been there, done that.
Well, I have to do everything I put off yesterday (yesterday I sat in front of the phone and just Waited.) So it's quick trim the front lawn (postage stamp size) get the house clean, go to the bank and go to work! Have a nice day!

11 comments:

Travis Erwin said...

Many years ago my grandmother had a pig valve installed. she's had a few surgeries over the year to fix and redo it but for twenty or so years she had gotten along great as I'm sure your husband will. Hope is is up and going soon.

yaddayaddayaddablahblahblah said...

I hope your husbands recovery comes quickly! I'm glad the surgery was a success :)

John Nez said...

Whew!.... that's a relief! That's great news!

I think it's the anxiety and waiting that's way worse than the doing with anything medical. In fact I suspect that the overpowering emotional connections to medicine make any unclouded logic seem impossible.

At least that's the case for this particular medical chicken.

Here's to good health for everyone!

:0)

Bernita said...

"(yesterday I sat in front of the phone and just Waited.)"
The hardest part. Onfeels so helpless.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm glad to hear it. Great news.

Ordinary Girl said...

I'm so glad to hear your husband is doing well and that you're past the worrying stage.

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

So glad to hear the op went well, hope your husband's recovery is smooth and quick. And that you get to have a wonderful weekend without stress or worry!

writtenwyrdd said...

Glad everything went well.

Wanted to also say I'm reading Zombie Jack. Great read!

Lyn Cash said...

Lord, girl - glad the ordeal is almost OVER for both of you. I have thought of you so much this past week.

Postage size lawn, huh? We've had to mow ours like 3X in the past 2 weeks - and more rain last night and today. One of my biggest allergies is to freshly cut grass, too, and everyone around is is mowing in between rains - lol.

Lyn Cash said...

another hug...just in case...

Rosie said...

Sam, I'm sure you've been busy with your husband's recovery. I'm so glad to hear the surgery went well.