Well, I had no idea when I took a break from blogging that I would find myself in the hospital and need to take even a longer blogger break. I think I really need to start blogging now to help me move forward.
I went to the doctor last Friday. I needed to get established with a new primary doctor and I have been having a lot of problems with my left foot. I was very nervous when I went in, as it has been way too many years since I had visited any doctor. I know, stupid. I waited for Dr Jen Butler on the recommendation by my daughter that she would be a good fit. She is wonderful and a hugger and a good listener. That's what I need. So my blood pressure was sky high and went up during the visit. She listened to my heart and then sent me over for an EKG. The next thing we knew, Jim was driving me to the hospital. They were waiting for me at the emergency. I had super high blood pressure, a racing heart beat and AFib. Not good. I am so blessed to be alive. It's a miracle that I didn't have a stroke or a heart attack. I guess God has more plans for me, as I really shouldn't even be here.
They gave me meds and kept me in emergency until about 8 pm and decided I needed to stay over night.
I had the best nurses and care...so kind. The chaplain was so kind and sweet...really love her. She brought me a bible as I didn't have time to get anything before we went to the hospital. One of the nurses, Katherine, was just a gift from God...so funny and so understanding. She sat on the bed and held my hand when I feel apart.
They sent me home on Sunday and so the journey begins. I am on Coumadin, which really sucks. I have to learn what I can eat and what I can't eat. I am also on a low sodium diet. There is hidden salt in everything. It's going to be hard to figure this all out. I know I have to. It is a bit overwhelming too.
I decided it was it will be good for me to blog about this...at least I can get it out and express myself.
Oh, I am so thankful to still be here1 i am grateful that nothing happened when I was watching my grandkids, so thankful.
I had a really bad night last night. This is hard and not fun. I will have many changes and that is always hard for me. I want to get well, I want to be healthy, I want to be here longer. So, I will do what I need to do.
I don't want my blog to be a downer, but it might be occasionally...I need to write sometimes.
The sun is shining this morning, I can only have one cup of coffee, but I'm still here! I might have a sick heart, but I have a grateful heart.