Monday, November 18, 2013

The Widow Maker

Doug and his bass.

Okay I have been off the blog net for quite a while! So much has happened since my last post and not all good.

The one event that has impacted my life the most is the sudden heart attack that my husband had on October 5, 2013. It is still very recent but because my husband was so active and in health he has recovered almost completely. We just went to see his regular doctor last week and he pointed out the evidences of continued heart trauma that occured when his heart was without oxygen.

Life without my husband would have been song-less! I can't imagine life without him at this point. I know there are very many brave ladies (and men) out there that have been given the awful situation of losing a mate and then continued on with life alone, my heart goes out to you. 

The doctor said Doug had the bad one of all heart attacks, "the widow maker" but because everything clicked along really quickly after I called 911 he has little damage to recover from. I am very thankful for our paramedics doing their job so well.

It is a very serious condition. If the artery gets occluded completely and all at once then you'll be having a massive heart attack which is very likely to lead to a case of sudden death.
I highly encourage anyone that suspects anything going on with their heart not to delay getting seen by someone that can tell you what is going on. Call 911 quickly, it may be the difference between life and death or a life with a lot of recovery.

Today I am very grateful that my husband is still around here and he is doing well.

Thank you kind Shepherd, You have been very kind to us.

1 comment:

Faith said...

wow....i had no mom died very suddenly of a heart attack last oct. it was sudden, and she only had been diagnosed with high cholesterol. but praise God she is with Jesus....and yay that your precious husband is going to be ok!!!!