Hee Haw!!  

berrigal2 62F
283 posts
6/27/2005 4:49 pm

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Hee Haw!!

Remember that show? My favorite part was the lazy guys and the big ole bloodhound sitting around singing "If it weren't for back luck, I'd have no luck at all!"

That's how I have felt this past few days..lol

First hubby had a dr. appt. and his pacemaker has quit pacing his heart. He is in atrial fib really bad, which left untreated can cause a stroke, etc.

He has to undergo a procedure called ablation as soon as they can schedule him in. If this doesn't work, he will have to undergo another ablation procedure that will make him totally dependent on his pacemaker for the rest of his life in order for his heart to beat.

THEN the daughter had to borrow some money, (don't they always? LO So we only had enough to buy paint and some other things to redo the dining room and living room. The bathroom will have to wait..sighs.

I live in a house that started out as a log cabin a doctor in this area built. It's approaching it's 100th birthday soon! I love the ceilings (wooden beams), but there is so many repairs that need to be done.

Just when I thought things were looking up...my DSL modem went out a few days ago....I HAD TO GO A WHOLE WEEKEND WITH NO INTERNET!!! OMG! They finally fixed it today...I don't know if I could have stood it one day longer...

I have stayed on the WW plan despite the setbacks however....all in all....the DSL modem and the remodeling can wait...I just had to vent.

I probably will have to blog alot about hubby's condition in the next few weeks. It's scarey for him....and for me.

I have missed all of you!!!

rm_jayR63 60F
1884 posts
6/27/2005 6:15 pm

I had a uterine endometrial ablation.
What do they ablate in cardiac?

avlicker2 55M

6/27/2005 6:19 pm

Best of luck with everything in your life. Please keep us informed of your husband's condition. However, great hearing that you were able to stick with your WW plan. I'm finally getting some time back to work out more, and I know how that feels to me - I'm sure it's the same for you.

Take care,

rm_jayR63 60F
1884 posts
6/27/2005 6:21 pm

You know what's funny (or sad, depending on your viewpoint)
I know all of the words to that song-

Gloom, despair and agony oh me :
Deep down depression excessive misery
If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all
Gloom , despair and agony oh me.

berrigal2 62F

6/27/2005 6:36 pm

From what I understand and have read, in a cardic ablation, they start as if it were a heart cath by inserting a large catheter in the groin area to the heart. They then thread smaller catheters attached to a small electrical current (usually 7 or 8 of them) to certain areas of the heart. They attempt to cauterize the nodes or areas around the 4 pulmonary veins leading to the heart as this is the areas that facilitate the atrial fib.

Sometimes this is successful and no more ablation has to be done! We are hoping it is a success! The statistics are high for success depending on what hospital you check with. With University of Kentucky its now 70% success rate.

cajunpet 71M
1185 posts
6/27/2005 6:52 pm

Sorry to hear about your husband heart problem. Hope everything works out.

The surgery, called thorascopic ablation, protects the heart from these aberrant impulses. It uses microwave technology approved by the FDA earlier this year (2004) to create scars on the heart surface through two small incisions in the chest.

"The scars protect the heart from the abnormal impulses -- essentially disconnecting those defective electrical switches from the rest of the heart," Simsir said.

I will e-mail you more information about thorascopic ablation.

Good for you sticking with your weight program. Keep your goal in sight everyday.

Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet

rm_w0lf20015 59M

6/28/2005 4:41 am

Best wishes to hubby and hope things go well for you all

lonlyhubby2004 51M

6/28/2005 7:29 pm

Hope everything goes well....if you need me, I'm here!

berrigal2 62F

6/29/2005 10:52 am

Thanks everyone! It's nice to have such good friends just a click away!

rm_SpnshButrfly 40F
26 posts
7/5/2005 12:40 pm

Wow, Berri hun. I can only imagine how hard this must be for the both of you. Just the thought of having tubes in the body makes me cringe. I hope all goes well. I'll keep praying for you guys.

Way to go on the WW! Keep up the good work! Hugs!


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