Monday, June 2, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

Life has been very busy the last coupla months. So there hasn't been a lot of blogging going on. I have been working more than I usually do. The facility I work at has been very short of nurses and one can always use the money. Might as well work while I am still physically able. Unfortunately, I have not seen as much of my family as I would like to. On April 16 my husband was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and placed on Coumadin. He was cardioverted last Friday. This is where they use the electric paddles to shock the heart back in to a normal sinus rhythm. It did work--but no guarantees it will last. He will have a cardiac cath in 4 to 6 weeks. He does have a history of heart disease. He had a bypass in 1985 and an angioplasty in 1995. I will keep you all posted as time goes on. Things are good right now. There has been some knitting and crocheting going on. Just no pics. Am working on a pair of socks, an Irish Hiking Scarf, and Joe Joe's afghan. The afghan is about 60% done--but the weather is finally getting too warm to work on it, so not sure when it will be finished. I gifted a pair of socks that I never took pics of--sorry. I have been able to find the time to do some blog reading and commenting. Hope all is well with everyone out there in blog land. Happy knitting.

7 comments:

NH Knitting Mama said...

Glad to see a "check-in" post. Hope you are hanging in there - I'm thinking of you.

Marce (BrownBerry) said...

Thanks for catching us up Chris! Sending you big hugs to get through this time - keep up the fiber therapy!

Crystal said...

Hope all goes well with the post-cardioversion. I know how frustrating that can be converting back to a-fib! Keep on hanging in there! Look forward to an update after his cath. After all, I deal with this stuff on a daily basis! :) Thanks for all your kind words to me!

smariek said...

I hope everything goes well with his cardiac cath. Sending you (( positive)) vibes and a big (( hug )).

I have a hat that makes a good match with the Irish Hiking Scarf.

Dana said...

Chris,
My husband had the cardioversion done last year and it only worked a few days. I pray that your husband will have better luck. We have been dealing with the coumadin for awhile now, and from my past experience with blood clots, it is an awful experience!! My thoughts are with you both. Keep knitting!! D

Eileen said...

Hope all is well with your husband. Despite your busy life, I'm glad to hear there is still knitting and crocheting going on. :-)

The Litter Box House said...

I hope things start to turn around for your man. It's so hard when someone you love has a health problem...