Monday, November 26

Why Do They Do This? Update on Hubby!

Last Thursday, I took hubby to see the family doctor. He was to go for a checkup. He also has a checkup with the cardiologist and the heart doctor who did his stents coming up in the next month of so. But, back to Thursday.

We went and the doctor basically said the hospital had put him on too much blood pressure medication. She didn't change it though, as she doesn't want his pressure to go too high. Not sure about this. They did that to me and I cut my meds down myself. The reason was, I kept trying to faint. Last night hubby only took 1/2 of his blood pressure pill and he feels quite a bit better today. No dizziness or feeling like he's going to fall over. Usually this female doctor is very good. Not sure why she didn't change it.

Anyway, she checked his heart, his breathing and his throat where he had the bleed that I referred to in the previous post. Then she read the test results from his hospital stay. Somehow the hospital had it that hubby had only one stent put in. We were told two, so who knows what the truth is.

The heart doctor who did the stent procedure told hubby that it was the last procedure that he could have. The female family dr. then told hubby that he had five years left, give or take a year or so. I felt like someone had punched me in the gut, so not sure how hubby felt, but know he has been depressed ever since.

I told him to look at it in a positive light. Not many people know when their time is short and that he should make a Bucket List. Maybe we can do some things that he's always wanted to do. He has done that, but it can't be fun knowing that your time is short. Anyway, I don't believe them. No one knows for sure when another person is going to run out of, not even drs, though they may have a fair idea. I know a man who was told he had three months to live and that was over six years ago.

All of this has been very stressful for both of us. We are trying to move along and make the best of things. We will be moving sometime in the next couple of months and that is added stress. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers.