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Just When you think You have it all Planned out

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DH has been having issues with his shoulder for the past year and his orthopedic surgeon has been giving him shots during the time. The first one helped him for nearly 6 months so when he got the 2nd one, we had high hope it too would give him another 6 months. Nope, didn't even last 3 months. Dr. decided to give him a dual shot on the 3rd visit hoping that would bring relief but it only helped for a few weeks so DH decided it was time to discuss surgery. Now mind you this shoulder was repaired in 2011 - torn rotator cuff,

The first thing the dr did was to order a new MRI with contrast to see exactly what was going on inside the shoulder. Yep, torn again but even worse than the 1st time! So then we were off on the next quest to get approval for the surgery. Luckily DH already had an appointment with our primary care physician so he was able to get in there immediately the following week. In this questioning, DH admitted he had felt some chest pain in the past few months so the DR called our cardiologist right there from his office and made sure he was seen the next day! Well, the visit went good and nothing showed up preliminarily but as a precaution since DH had felt chest pain, he wanted an echo and chemical stress test so that was ordered for later that week. On Friday we found out that the stress test was abnormal so DR wanted a heart cath which was scheduled for the following Thur.

Imagine my shock when the surgeon told me that DH had gotten a stent. His widow maker was over 90% blocked and he would need to spend the night in the hospital. If DH had not decided to go ahead and seek surgery for his shoulder this probably would not have been found and the surgeon told me he likely would not have survived a heart attack. Blessings do come in many ways and we definitely feel that although DH can't have shoulder surgery anytime soon that this was a blessing.

I had taken our furbaby to the vet on the day before DH's heart cath to get her shots updated and the vet wanted to schedule a teeth cleaning as she has a couple of loose teeth but I put it off till this week. On Monday I called to set that up. At that time, the person I talked to told me to hold her food and water after midnight but that was my only instructions. This morning I went to take her in and they realized she needed bloodwork due to her age. DUH, no one told me to bring her in to do pre-testing. Poor baby spent 6 hours there and didn't even get her teeth cleaned-that is now scheduled for next Wed. She was quite ticked off when I arrived to pick her up!

In the middle of all this, I had to go for my annual screening at the dermatologist. Living in FL I feel it is necessary to be checked annually-I am exposed to a lot of sun and want to be pro-active. Too many of our friends have had many skin cancers removed. Luckily all was well on that front and I am good for another year.

Who knows what tomorrow will bring-we have 3 more dr appointments then! Hopefully no surprises-we have had enough for now.
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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Sharing. Wow. I plan as much as I can.
    969 days ago
  • GRANDP
    So glad heart condition was found and corrected. I know first hand about plans going down the drain.
    1315 days ago
  • INFLATED
    I don't know how I missed reading this. Yes, sometimes has something to go wrong so that something worse can be fixed.

    I hope all turns out well,
    1321 days ago
  • JUDITHANNIE
    Oh boy , have missed you. So glad the doctor found the heart condition before the shoulder surgery. My husband had chest pain and I took him in to the doctor I worked for, eggs showed normal but dr said get a stress test. When right to the hospital after an abnormal test. After a successful surgery they told me he wouldn't have survived a heart attack.

    Sending prayers that all goes well. Please keep me posted. So glad your check up went well. Hugs to you both. Hope your fur baby is doing better. emoticon
    1338 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    Oh my thank God that was found! emoticon & emoticon
    emoticon for your poor fur baby!You are so right we never
    know what tomorrow will bring!Will keep everyone in my prayers! emoticon
    1338 days ago
  • no profile photo TSDTHZ45
    Pat l was thinking of you the other day So glad y'all when to the doctor. I have lost my sparks page 3 times So glad I got your blog. Take care Charlotte Ourelee
    1339 days ago
  • MSLZZY
    So glad you helped him get to the doctors he needed to see.
    DH's heart attack was almost 6 years ago and he had 3 stents
    in the first surgery and 2 more later. He has recovered and has
    to be more cautious in what he does and how much. But there is
    hope that this will correct one problem. The shoulder surgery
    can come in the future when the other issues are behind you. HUGS!
    1339 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    What a chain of events. Hope everything turns out to plan.
    1340 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    1340 days ago
  • BIGRENTMAN
    Thank you for sharing
    1340 days ago
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