So it’s almost one year since my open heart surgery. And the doctors are still working on getting my heart working at its best. Now it seems I need another “cath” procedure. We need to see if I have any new artery blockages that may be casing reduced heart pumping capacity. If I have another blockage I will get yet. Another stent. So three stents, maybe a fourth stent, a repaired mitral valve and a pacemaker. Who ever thought I would have all this work done on my heart. I just hope it all works.
It has not been easy. I know the heart is just not 100% right. If it’s not another blockage it may still be an arithmia. Then it will be back to the electronics doctor to see if we can get the pacemaker working better. Getting older stinks.
And now we are doing this all during the pandemic. The new normal is not so much fun. Since I have such a compromised system I have to be extra careful. I do not want to get the virus and I certainly don’t want a bad case of it, if I do get it. Socially distance wear a mask wash your hands, stay out of large groups. It’s hard. But at least the rate of infection has gone way down here in the NY metro area. Just want it to stay that way. We want to keep the transmission rate low until a vaccine comes along.
It’s been three months like this. And we are told to be patient. There is still a long time before it will get normal.