beemerboy wrote:Well, here it is 5:45 am Thursday and I'm back at BIDMC for another week of "IV Lasix Therapy" to get squeezed out. Got here last evening. This makes the fifth week I will have been in this hospital since October '12. The Doctor figures I will be back every 3 - 4 months.
I'm thinking that if this continues during cold weather I may have to have a furnace put in my house. Don't know if I should go oil or propane. I know, I know, that is treasonous talk. I would still use coal when I'm home, but I just don't want the house to freeze when I'm not home for a week. Unfortunately, I don't have anyone to take care of the stove when I'm gone. Plus, if I have to stay at the hospital for an extended length of time waiting for a heart, a furnace would make it easier to rent out the house if need be.
I was talking to my doctor's NP and she was telling me about another patient whom had a dual transplant (heart and kidney) and he is doing great now. However, he had to live in Tufts hospital for about eight months before.
Sometime this am I get to have another right side heart cath (boy, what a pain in the neck, literally).
well... you know your in all our prayers and hopefully the cath goes quick. I know a lot of pretty able mountain men at a sugar shack and a lot people in a town who have a lot of respect for you... being a volunteer and firefighter has its perks. I know its difficult sometimes to think about others inside your "space" or the thought of others helping to care for or stopping by a place that's been in your family forever, but the fact is... nobody really gives a crap about "anything" other than helping a neighbor if they need help. If you need help, if your mom needs help (I know she is on the same farm complex)... ASK FOR IT and local people will help you! It does not take much to drop off milk & eggs or to take 4 min. to load/empty a furnace/boiler and truth be known beemer... it does as much for those who help as it does for you