Today is Slice of Tuesday – the weekly writing teacher hosted at “Two Writing Teachers”
All this week my hubby and I are attending Cardiac Rehab workshops. Yesterday was a discussion of what CR is. Today was a look at CPR. Still to come – medications, exercise, diet and stress management. Lots of information and great follow-up.
It has been a scary time since Bill was hospitalized in November with pneumonia and then to be diagnosed with heart failure.
He still has less energy, which means less exercise. As a kidney transplant patient (13 years now with the kidney), he needs to drink a lot of fluids. As a HF patient – he needs to cut his fluids. So it is a challenging balance to get enough fluids, but not too much.
He had been slowly losing the fluids since November – from 268 lbs. in the hospital to 233 last week. But the weight has started to rise again – almost 10 lbs. in a week.
The transplant doctor we saw yesterday is looking into why his creatinine level (kidney function) has risen so much this past month and what is causing the increased fluid retention – heart or kidney?
So we will attend the workshops, follow the prescriptions, watch the sodium even closer and PRAY.
Please pray for us.
I am so sorry to hear about your husbands’ health challenges. I am also concerned about you. Remember to take care of yourself first. If you don’t take care of yourself, you can’t take care f your husband.
Thanks Deb. I appreciate your advice. It has been stressful for sure. I try to get extra sleep and I have art and reading to help.
Oh my. Hope all goes well. Will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
Thanks so much – appreciate your prayers.
Sending prayers. Sounds like a lot to balance, and it also sounds like you are on top of it!
Thanks so much – prayers are a blessing.
Sending love and prayers. This is a tough place to be.
I appreciate the love and prayers. They do help.
Oh, I feel the scary uncertainty that surrounds you. I am praying; may your heart and mind be filled with God’s peace.
Thank you Alice. I appreciate your care and concern/.
What a difficult issue to balance heart and kidney! You have my prayers too. Stay strong!
Thanks Elsie. I appreciate your prayers.