At the moment, this is what the inside of my head feels like.
Medication never seems to agree with me, and the ones they gave me to help shift the blockage in my artery have been no exception. I keep hoping my body will get used to them and that the pea soup in my head will fade and let me get on with my work.
I am managing the basics, but my brain falters even with the easy stuff. I am used to my brain having more holes than that cheese I love, but the last few days have been ridiculous. I still have the WIP to finish and work on the launch material for the 27th. I have been trying to write a blog post, but the original idea has taken a walk.
This post is to let you know I am doing well, I think! and to let you know, I really appreciated all your hugs and good wishes last week…
And looking surprisingly well after her ordeal and determined to carry on where she left off before the proverbial stuff hit the fan.
Anita also came home with even more medication than last time, plus a daily injection, all of which to be carefully administered by little old me.
We also have a new set of worries, due mainly to the fact that Anita is still not fixed, not quite yet. It will take a pacemaker to do that. Her heart must settle down first, clear the rather large clot that is preventing the left side of her heart from working properly, and recover enough for a pacemaker to be possible.
This requires an intense regime of blood thinners and warfarin, a nasty drug that needs constant monitoring and blood tests. All worth it if the pacemaker returns Anita to full health!
Turns out it wasn’t a second heart attack after all. Due to the massive damage the first one caused and the presence of a large clot inside Anita’s heart, it just couldn’t cope. It stopped minutes after we arrived at the emergency department. Luckily, they managed to bring her back, but it was touch and go for a while.
Apparently, the first heart attack was what they like to call the widow maker because it is usually fatal.
So the fact Anita is here at all is miraculous and something we are all grateful for…