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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Update

I should be in bed, but 1. I owe people an update & 2. it's kind of scary but exhilarating to be out here in cyberland so late without my trusty cigarettes.
Since my last report there have been lots of angio things. Look them up if you like - plenty of sites around with pics & even animations. Alan had an angiogram, which told him he needs an angioplasty. That's the step before heart bypass surgery, & it sometimes works. He'll be walking round with £1200 worth of titanium stuffed inside an artery. Date uncertain, but within 3 months. Holiday cancelled.
So he came home from that test, late Friday. Saturday proceeded in an orderly fashion, but Sunday was spent in A&E. Surprising how closely angina pain followed by over-reaction to blood pressure reducing medication can imitate a second heart attack. Monday saw us seeking to escape a limbo world where "any time now" means "in several hours if you're lucky". When I win the lottery I'll buy Grimsby Hospital an extra pharmacist so they don't have to keep people wating 5 hours for a prescription that turns out to be the same bag of tablets you went in with the day before & had nicked off you.
So today Alan, duly chastened at having overdone things in the garden on Saturday, had a nice quiet day in front of tv. Not. We brace ourselves for morning.

3 Comments:

  • At 08 June, 2006 14:17, Blogger pal said…

    I think angioplasty has a good success rate and is all some people ever need, so all the very best for you and Alan.

    I know he is the one who needs surgery but you are also living with it, so take care of yourself. Having had friends in a similar position as you be aware you may face a range of emotions, not only guilt, but also being unspeakably angry with him for being so ill. Its a natural reaction so don't beat yourself up about it!

    Glad you are giving up smoking, its a very positive thing to do.

    Best wishes xx

     
  • At 18 June, 2006 21:32, Blogger kat said…

    Is everything okay, Bluefluff.

     
  • At 19 June, 2006 04:06, Blogger Bluefluff said…

    Muddling through, thanks, Kat. Alcohol replacing nicotine as the drug of choice. Lots of stuff I could blog but it really wouldn't be fair, as Alan & I are both under abnormal stress so not at our best. Hope to be back in my orbit soon.

     

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