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DH Doctor's appointment

Friday, August 09, 2013

Today dh had appointment with his cardiologist. I know he has not been feeling great lately but did not realize that he is feeling worse than I thought/knew. He has had 2 episodes with shortness of breathe--but no chest pain. Next week he will wear a heart monitor for 24 hours, then have a carteroid scan before we see the dr. Aug. 26. Dr. thinks dh's heart rate may be tooo high. Last year when we found out he had a slight case of A-fib and was put on medication to slow his heart rate down, that would take care of everything. Now this has come up and not sure what to think. He does NOT want me to tell the children so I will abide by his wishes. When we know something for sure, I will tell them then, doesn't matter what he says. I don't want them to find out something after he has a heart attack/etc. Not sure what to expect. I told him he better get his act together and start exercising with me but he does not agree with me. LOL

Now it is just a case of wait and see how things go and wait until we go back to see the doctor.
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    Well I read this really late but I hope your DH's doctor appointments went well. My husband had to get a pacemaker several years ago. He was only 60 and slim and strong but his heart just wasn't beating properly. The pacemaker has been a god-send. No more fainting, no more weak spells. He does everything he did before the pacemaker - works hard in the garden, works on cars, drives long days when we travel and he feels just great. Hope this story is encouraging to you and your husband if it turns out that his doctors recommend a pacemaker. We are thankful for it every day!

    emoticon Let your little lights shine through it all!
    2836 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/9/2013 1:26:43 PM
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    OH, dearest friend...try not to worry too much...I pray for you goth always but will change direction. I will definitely keep closer tabs again on you both. We have so much in common always.

    Hugs and more hugs and keep praying and praying some more! emoticon
    2866 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2013 6:09:16 PM
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    Sometimes people think that if no one knows they have a 'problem' that the 'problem' doesn't exist. Other times they wait until they know what the 'problem' is and can then disclose it the way they normally do. emoticon

    Of course we are talking now about a male, so toss all that aside and do what you would normally do. Which I have found is the best way to approach anything. emoticon
    2866 days ago
  • STAV44
    Follow your heart Linda Kay with regard to the children. Sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
    2866 days ago
    Prayers for you and your hubby. This can be fixed, dealt with and controlled, but in the meantime, YOU and your hubby are worried about it. I know when my parents failed to tell us about my father's heart catheterization, we were all upset, but my sister was particularly upset. As an RN, she knew that what we were told was a "MINOR PROCEDURE, so no need to worry us" could have resulted in his death without any of us girls knowing he was even sick and the decision might have ROBBED us of the chance to say good-bye or I love you. Everyone knows their own family and kids and has to make their decisions - I would tell my family, but that is MY right and choice to do - you need to do what you feel is right.
    2866 days ago
    My dh has a pacemaker with defibrillator and has had for a few years with good results. When he had his first episode he did not want the kids to know. I had to decide whether to tell them or not. Out of the five kids two of them were mad at me but the others understand and new their Dad. sending prayers and good thoughts your way.
    Jo Ann

    2867 days ago
    Maybe DH doesn't really want anyone to know, including himself. IF he can deny anything is wrong then he won't have to do anything different than he has been doing right along. One would hope that he wants to live as long and as healthy as possible, and therefore would be willing to make any changes necessary to meet that goal.
    2867 days ago
    Sorry to hear DH is unwell ikkle turtle, I'll keep you both in my prayers. hope he'll be fine emoticon
    2867 days ago
    Praying for you to have the grace to handle all of this stress and that your husband will decide to do the right thing.
    2867 days ago
    I will pray for you and your dh .

    2867 days ago
    Will be saying a prayer tonight for your husband. Hope things turn out okay ! emoticon
    2867 days ago
    I know how you feel . Hubby's blood pressure this morning was 215 over 91..pretty scary and his enzyme is up that can cause a heart attack. They stopped the infusions a couple days ago when we found out. I think he has had too many antibiotic infusions in the last few months and they said it is a side effect of daptomyacin. He had an mri today to see if the infection in his leg is gone. I hope so.
    good luck with hubby. I don't know why they are so stubborn. Of course we aren't.
    2867 days ago
    I don't believe kids need to know everything. It is more important that he is seeing doc and getting it looked at.
    2867 days ago
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    emoticon I agree with you, the kids need to know. My mom always hid stuff about my dad from us kids, it hurt our relationship with our mom - her choice though not his. So I guess that it is/was different, but still they deserve the right to know and have the ability to support both of you know no matter what is going on. Best of luck! Jean
    2867 days ago
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