Just where have I been?????

Wow! it has ben a long time since I posted anything on MacMousecalls. Let’s see if I can come up with a few excuses.
  • My dog died -- nope, that won’t work -- I don’t have a dog.
  • The cat ate my homework -- no cat and no homework, but lots of home work!
  • I went on a great cruise -- that’s not till the end of October!
Actually, I went out to California to spend a week with my husband who was on a long assignment for work. We had a great time, visited family and old friends and did a little sight-seeing…
Wow! it has ben a long time since I posted anything on MacMousecalls. Let’s see if I can come up with a few excuses.
  • My dog died -- nope, that won’t work -- I don’t have a dog.
  • The cat ate my homework -- no cat and no homework, but lots of home work!
  • I went on a great cruise -- that’s not till the end of October!
Actually, I went out to California to spend a week with my husband who was on a long assignment for work. We had a great time, visited family and old friends and did a little sight-seeing.

Then I got on the airplane for home. It was a terrible flight, but it only got worse! I was to change planes is Charlotte, North Carolina. However, due to mechanical difficulties, the plane was cancelled and I spent several long hours while the airline arranged a hotel and flight back to DC for the next day.

I used my trusty iPhone to contact my husband, and received the shock of my life! He answered his iPhone in the Cardiac Intensive Care unit of a San Diego area hospital. He had been rushed there and subsequently into surgery to have a stent placed after having a heart attack while I was flying home. I was panicked until I realized that he could not be too bad if I was talking to him on his cell phone, and he had answered it himself.

My plans suddenly changed and I flew back out to San Diego to spend another week there until the doctors determined that he had recovered enough to fly home.

Husbands are NEVER great patients. Having him home for a month has meant I have had lots of interruptions and there has been lots of extra things to do. Although he is feeling very well, he is still distressed that his activity level is still curtailed, and is more than a little bored. However, he returns to work next week (though we have 3 doctor’s appointments during the week). He was jogging 30 minutes a day before his heart attack, his cholesterol and blood pressure were in the normal range, but those 80+ hour work weeks were very stressful.

We are watching his diet, trying to make sure his stress level is low and he is eager to return to his exercise routine. Hopefully these measures and all the medicines he now takes will prevent a re-occurrence!

Please take care of yourselves. Know the signs of a heart attack. Remember that even though you might not appear to be at risk, a heart attack is possible!

Pat
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