Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Bob's Having Surgery Tuesday - Tues., May 24

Bob has atrial fibrillation which means his heart is not in normal sinus rhythm. This makes him feel sluggish, tired, and not his normal, hard-charging self. Some days he feels great, other days not so much.

Bob on boardwalk at San Jacinto Battlefield
He looks good to me!
Two years ago Bob had a catheter ablation for atrial flutter, which is not as severe as atrial fibrillation. They scarred his heart in a pattern they thought would help diminish or get rid of his atrial flutter. At that time they told him if that procedure didn't work he would probably need to have a more comprehensive catheter ablation to scar different areas of the heart to try to make him in normal sinus rhythm. Lately he has had more of feeling "not so well" and went to see his cardiologist for possible solutions. The time for the other catheter ablation procedure has come.

Today, he is going into Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio for the procedure. I will take him in at 9 a.m. and they will prep him for surgery. He will have the procedure at 11 a.m. He probably won't wake up until sometime in the evening.

Meanwhile, I will go to my dentist appointment at 1:15 p.m. and go for a massage at 2:30 p.m. Around 5 p.m., I'll stop by the hospital to see if he's out of anesthesia yet and spend the evening with him.

Wednesday morning, Susan and I plan to go to Natural Bridge Caverns by New Branfels, Texas, and take the Aquifer Tour. Texas Hill Country has had so much rain that the aquifer has risen up into the caverns and the 75-minute tour will take us down to see the high water. After we finish the tour, I'll check in with Bob to see how he's doing and when they plan to discharge him. Susan and I may have time to go to lunch.

We hope there are no complications. Please keep Bob in your thoughts.

Travel Bug out.

21 comments:

  1. Wishing Bob the very best and a short hospital stay.

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  2. Thank you, Sherry. It's only and overnight stay, so if all goes well I should be picking him up by afternoon tomorrow.

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  3. Hope all goes well and Bob has a speedy turn around. AND I hope this really fixes the problems he has been having. Wishing you both well.

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    1. Cheryl, He's home and feeling great. Now we just wait to see if the normal sinus rhythm holds. I sure hope so too.

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  4. Wishing Bob the best. Bill had the Flutter in March and they gave him some pills which seemed to work. They took him off the pills after a month. It's a amazing the things they can do medically.

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    1. Very happy for Bill that his pills worked. That way he didn't have to have surgery. Bob is home and feels great right now.

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  5. Hope all goes well today. We know a couple people who've had ablation for A fib and they are doing great.

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    1. So far, so good. Bob is home now and feeling fine.

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  6. Good luck with today's surgery.

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    1. He came through with flying colors and is home working now. I didn't have to drive him to the office.

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  7. Wishing Bob a good outcome and easy recovery!

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    1. He did very well. Thanks.

      How's Taggart doing?

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  8. Sending good wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery and strength and patience for you both. It's sure not easy deadly with medical issues.

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    1. He feels much better now that he's home...just very tired. He's taking a nap. I don't have to drive him into the office. My bad, he planned to work from home today.

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  9. Hope all goes well today and Bob is up and back to his regular self soon.

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    1. Bob is now home and doing great, just tired. He's working from home, not the office. I didn't have to drive him in after all.

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  10. Thinking of both of you. Wishing Bob a safe and speedy recovery!

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    1. Thanks Peri and Jim. Bob is home, feeling way better. Currently napping. (I'm sure his body is exhausted from having his heart scarred.) He is working from home, so I didn't have to drive him to the office. Yay.

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  11. Hope all goes well and Bob is back to his old self!

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    1. So far, so good. Hopefully, it will still be good in a few months. Thanks for the kind words. Bob was really touched when he read all the comments.

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  12. Glad to hear Bob is on the mend and hope that his progression is for the better. We both wish him well.

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