March 2018: major progress!


Updated shower bar




view from my hosp room (metro parks Rocky River reservation)

I had a haircut with the very lovely Kim on the first, and then on the second, I went to Fairview Hospital for my cardio version procedure.

I checked in to have it done, but the cardiologist said I had too much fluid and put me in the hospital.  I weighed 212 when I was checked in.

The procedure was performed on 5 Mar – a success!

I was kept in until 8 Mar, and weighted 186 when discharged, but I was very weak.

I worked on my strength at home, and continued to do Yoga with katie,  Russian with Daniil, and went to doc appointments with my GP and urologist.

Home health arrived, and was of little help they wanted me to use a walker, which I would not.

Sharon had bought us a new wireless router – a Norton Core – and I got it working.

Feb 2018: AFIB!

parts for mini

On 7 Feb 2018, I planned to start cardio rehab at the center at Fairview hospital, but I was in afib – irregular heartbeat.  (This is not an uncommon side affect with my surgery).  They kept me overnight for two nights.

I wore a monitor on the 14th for 24 hours, on on my appointment with my cardiologist on the 22nd., he told me I had been in afib all 24 hours.  We had an appointment with a specialist that day, and he scheduled a procedure on 2 Mar – a cardio version – to shock my heart into sinus (regular) rythym.  Some parts for our Mini arrived from New Zealand.