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Rough week last week

Sunday, February 07, 2016

This has been a rough week. The love of my life, my husband for almost 23 years, had a heart attack on Monday. I spent the day at the hospital pacing up and the down the hallway. Needless to say, I did get my steps in, not much for exercise, but no sugar.

Hubby had a stent placed and went to CCU. Dr came in later in the afternoon and said hubby was recovering so well he could be moved to a regular room. Was very grateful to hear that. We were told there was very little heart damage and the other three arteries were fine.

Come Tuesday, hubby was ready to come home. Doc said he had to wait til Wednesday but the final tests came back and there was NO heart damage at all. We are very thankful.

No diet or exercise restrictions, if he can do more exercise and cut out some salt, that would be great, but doc was more worried that hubby smoked. At this point, hubby hasn't had a cigarette all week.

Brought him home Wednesday and have been home with him all week. I haven't gotten my steps in the last 4 days, I did break down and had 2 squares of Ghirardelli chocolate yesterday. I'm still eating right, though most of the week was a late breakfast and an early dinner then a couple of pieces of fruit, cheese or yogurt for a snack a couple times a day.

I am thankful he is doing better, anxious to get back to work, NOT smoking, and taking his health a bit more seriously. I am getting back on track starting today. I will have my 10,000+ steps today, 2 hours of exercise, and will keep sugar at a minimum.

I wanted to keep my streak going from January, but hubby is more important and I didn't worry about me. Strangely enough, I still dropped some pounds during the week. I did walk around the hospital, step in place, took stairs instead of elevator, etc. I continued to eat well, though 2 meals instead of 3 , but snacks were healthy ones and not junk.

I realized very quickly that my best friend, my love, could have been gone. I could be a widow now. Thankfully, hubby is healthy (for the most part-smoking), the doctors were quick and knew what they were doing. I appreciate him for all he does a little more than I did before, I hold him a little tighter when I give him a hug, I tell him more often that I love him, though I think it might be coming annoying at the moment....lol. He holds me tighter, tells me he loves me more and those little annoying things he does, don't bother me as much any more.

Tell those in your life how much you love them and how much they mean to you. You never know when that time will come they will no longer be there. I am thankful I still have my love, our kids still have their father.
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    I am so happy all turned out well and your husband has reacted positively toward no more smoking. Whew. emoticon
    1147 days ago
    emoticon message and I'm glad he's recovering well. We all should be thankful we have someone special, even if they're not "perfect." Show them some love. But if it truly is untenable then this proves that there's no better time than now to start looking for "the love of your life." Someone wiser said that the present is a gift. Let's cherish this gift.
    1438 days ago
    I hope things are moving in the right direction for you now! emoticon
    1445 days ago
    emoticon That's quite a wake up call. Glad it turned out alright.
    1447 days ago
    I'm so glad to hear that your husband is home and doing relatively well. I will continue to keep you both in my prayers!
    1447 days ago
    Praise Jesus he was diagnosed and treated quickly. I love how you are looking at the positive, a fresh look at health and wellness with family at your focus. Don't beat yourself up, lift your head high.
    1447 days ago
    Will keep you in my prayers
    1447 days ago
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