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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Got our call this morning and hubby is now scheduled for his heart cath on the 26th-so 2 weeks to wait. We have our instructions and now just pray things are stable till then. Waiting isn't either one of our strong suits!
He has no energy and even though he wears a c-pap mask at nite, he says he is tired all the time and it feels like he just can't get enough air in. I wish I did know what was causing this as he was doing good till about 6 weeks ago and it gets steadily worse. However, about 12 years ago he had something similar where he could hardly walk from our house to the mailbox and back without being wiped out for the day but that didn't last more than 6 weeks and they ran all kinds of tests - except for a cath - back then and came up with nothing. I don't know if this is related but until today, I hadn't thought of this so will make a call to the dr.
He didn't walk with us this morning as he takes my dad for coffee and donuts on Tues morning. We had been walking later, but getting too hot now so we walk about 6:30 in the morning to beat the heat.
He tried to help me paint some vents in the outside of our house and he was quite dizzy so had him sit down but again, it only lasted a few minutes and cleared up. Wish we could be at the dr when these episodes happen but of course it never does! But about 3 years ago he was in the hospital when he had one of these bouts of severe chest pain and they couldn't figure it out then either but again, they didn't go in to see if there was any blockage. Different drs, different hospitals, different towns-hmmm is there a pattern to this???
Thanks everyone for your encouraging words and prayers. They mean a great deal to us both. I am trying to back off and relax a bit-even read a magazine this afternoon!!
God Bless you my wonderful Spark friends.
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  • DOODIE59
    I sure hope they get to the bottom of this, Pat, sooner rather than later. His symptoms are enough to cause sickening stress for both of you.

    Thinking of you both, and sending good thoughts --
    3614 days ago
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    The waiting is the hardest, fortunately you don't have to wait for too long.
    3614 days ago
    Thanks for keep us posted,

    Waiting is the hardest part.

    The Lord will be with you,
    sending prayers up for both of ya.

    3615 days ago
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    3615 days ago
    I hope everything gets cleared up soon. I am guessing your DH has sleep apnea because of the c-pap. When was the last time he had a sleep study done?

    It was found during a second sleep study that my oxygen levels drop severely low and I need to use oxygen along with my c-pap. It made a huge difference. The doctor had to specifically ask that my oxygen levels be checked during the study.

    Just my experience. I'll continue to pray for you both. God Bless. emoticon
    3616 days ago
    Definitely continuing to pray! Waiting can be frustrating, and scary.
    Many hugs, and many more prayers.
    3616 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8911862
    Thanks for the update...still praying. I get ultra tired and have tachycardias and such when there is a change in barometric pressure and the doctors have no reason for it...I only mention this because sometimes the issues can arise from the most bazaar reasons. (can't eat McDonald cheeseburgers either...LOL)

    Consider logging EVERYTHING for a week, as it might be something that is triggered...I don't know, I'm just wishing I could offer an answer for you.
    Hopefully it will become apparent soon, so it can be better controlled.

    All the best!
    3616 days ago
  • MARTY728
    Sending more prayers your way!
    3616 days ago
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