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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Well I went and saw the cardiac surgeon this morning. I found out that my heart didn't have any need for a stint and had no blockages at all. If my regular cardiologist agrees I'll be able to drop my heart medications. It seems that all these years my problem is due to my genetic make up. My vessels going to a few major parts of the heart are small. This most likely will be a problem in about thirty years and something I guess is useful now. I am just sort of pissed off that I was put through all the tests and chaos and had to reschedule the knee surgery for Sept 27. I had originally planned for April. I would have had it yesterday if not for this heart procedure. So much for planning. I do have the necessary medical go ahead. Hurray I also know that even being faced with grief from his family that my friend Bill has my back.!! I just could have done without all the drama and rush for surgery. I know now that I need to make a will. My sons would not honor my last wishes if it went against what there dad wanted,so much for loyalty...For the record I think or actually know the only person I'd trust to take care or distribute my possessions is Bill. I need to raise six hundred dollars to file a will and a separation. My next goals are still in place. I know I still need to loose weight . I don't need any special diets just one that is healthy, nothing low sodium or heart healthy. I need to get back on track and start pedaling my bike and increase my exercising. I appreciate all the advice. I am still taking baby steps forward and have my goals firmly set. I don't know what hubby problems are, whether they are mental, medical or booze but they start about four each day. I know I can't live this way any longer then necessary and I do take steps to protect myself and my animals. I am keeping all the advice emails and helpful suggestions. It is one day at a time with my goals of a new knee and a new life. Once I know about what money I'll have legally I can look for a place and contact agencies for help and advice as to where to move and how to get there. Bill is still trying to settle his matters and move in/ That would give me a buffer and a chance to save money for a more and rent money. He is my best friend and things are better when he has come to visit but permanently I'd hate having him put in the middle of my chaos and problems with hubby. I always think be careful what you wish for. I'll just need to see what God has planned for me. My plans sure haven't gone on schedule. Ii haven't given up just rearranged things.
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  • no profile photo CD5699183
    So glad about your heart and not needing the stints. My mom has 4-6 and the meds she's on! YUCK! Good luck with your knee surgery, bet you can't wait!

    Sorry about your sons taking dad's side. You just worry about yourself, you health and well being. I really hope things work out for you. You're in my prayers! emoticon
    3985 days ago
    So glad to hear about your heart! I have had you in my thoughts and prayers. Try to look at the delay in your knee surgery in a positive light - you have that much longer to get in better shape and a healthier weight to enable a speedier recovery!

    I am also glad to hear you have a plan in place with your hubby situation. One word of caution though, I don't know how the laws are where you live, but where I am your husband would automatically be entitled to half of your assets (and you half of his) that you have acquired since you have been married. This includes any savings accounts IN YOUR NAME. If you are saving up to have rent and living money and there is a record of that savings, you may very well lose half of it right up front.

    Best of luck!
    3997 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    Hi Holly,
    I am always amazed at the confusion around medical institutions and procedures and the like--I've een through enough of them to write a book with the issues (as wellas the good things) that came of them. It is important to look beyond the annoyances and pick out the good parts--Your heart is healthy. Now I wouldn't go so far as to give up eating a heart healthy diet, because that is also an investment in your future. I know that you are ready to get that knee business taken care of and under your belt, but hold on to your big goals. You need to be as healthy as possible to make the changes you are planning. You also need to be as healthy as possible to have a successful knee replacement. You can and will do this, just hang on for when the times are right. emoticon
    Gentle hugs,

    4000 days ago
    Sorry about all the drama that you have been through lately. But you got some wonderful news that your heart is okay and there's no cardiac surgery in your future.
    ASPENHUGGER gave you a great place to make out your will your self. Just be sure that you have it recorded or held in a safe place. Even give it to Bill or that attorney for safe keeping.

    Meanwhile take it 1 day at a time, there is light at the end of the tunnel. 1 step, 1 day at a time and you'll be through that tunnel and on to a new you.
    4000 days ago
    Any will that you prepare, even if it's in your own handwriting, is valid. They're called holistic wills. This web site looks like a good place to start:
    html. Good luck!
    4002 days ago
  • no profile photo CD1951302
    Somehow I thought you were divorced already. I guess I got confused. If you get a legal separation which also involves an agreement which divides all the property, which either you do by agreement or a judge having to decide, that agreement will be honored by a later court if you then get a divorce. (Been there, done that.)

    To get Social Security benefits from your ex's or hubby's account, you have to be married for 10 years at least and he has to have put in the necessary number of working quarters to qualify. Of course, if you or he are nowhere near retirement age, then there is also Social Security disability if you have enough quarters to qualify or SSI, for which you do not have to have that amount of quarters of work.
    4002 days ago
    Just as you said keep taking it one day at a time. Great news about the heart and even though the knee surgery was delayed you still get to have it done. I believe you can write your own will and file it without having to pay a lawyer to do it. If you can't get Bill to go to an Office Depot and there are packets there for sale that will help you do all of that. Also call your local courthouse and ask for the department that would deal with wills. They may also have ways you can do this without it costing you a lot of money. I would contact local agencies now about what can be done to help you move and get assistance. You may have to go on a waiting list so getting on them now may help. Good luck girl! You can do it!
    4002 days ago
  • 60SIXTY
    I know that this whole process is slow. But you have passed one hurdle and go to your surgery with more confidence.
    4003 days ago
    Great news about your heart! Hang in there on everything else. You sound strong and determined.
    4003 days ago
    Oh I am so overjoyed about the great news,sorry your knee surgery had to be changed. I agree with SAGLADY and I can too feel your positive inner strength and you are moving forward one step at time,but progressing forward.With that momentum you will reach your goals and be a happier person and may God show you his loving guidance to your happier life. emoticon Diana emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4003 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2010 8:02:37 PM
    Sorry your knee surgery was delayed, but great news with the heart stuff!
    4003 days ago
    I'm so proud of you Rottlady! emoticon . Great news from the cardiologist. It's nice to see that you're preparing yourself for the next obstacle on your list........ONE STEP At A TIME. As I was reading your blog, I could sense your inner strength building as you systematically disclosed to us your plans ahead.

    You continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. FYI ------I was a preventive medicine counselor/educator for 35 yrs before I retired last October.
    4003 days ago
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