I realized this today as I watched Ken get his blood drawn, yet again.
Almost 2 months of blood draws, doctor's visits, EKG's, & a cardioversion, you would think we'd be accustomed to the routine, on the contrary. Some days are easier than others, today was one of those days that I wanted to crawl into bed, fall asleep, wake up & it's gone. But here we are, preparing for yet another cardioversion, scheduled for Friday.
As a nurse, I take care of patients that live with A-Fib, most of them between the ages of 70-90 so I know that this is far from life threatening. As a nurse, I know this is manageable. But as a wife, who is watching her husband go through all this....
So, two shocks later, it's still there. The procedure itself went smoothly, the outcome another story. Unfortunately, the heart arrhythmia is still there. So, on to plan B, which includes a new medication & a second cardioversion in two weeks. Needless to say, we still remain very hopeful & are determined to do whatever it takes to nip this in the bud.
Leave it to a medical diagnosis to slap you in the face & remind you how vulnerable you are. It's been a month since Ken was diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation. While it's not the greatest news we've had-we found it & thus is being taking care of.
Add them to the million & one reasons why I adore living in SoCal.
That & a day spent with an amazing 3 year old, who happens to be my niece. A sunny Sunday at the park having conversations over a chicken McNugget picnic, flying kites, and climbing trees...a much needed break from the grind of everyday life.