Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Medical update

Good news.

We just returned from the doctor for routine check on the device, the wound and my blood pressure.

The new lead is still anchored in the proper place so the device is humming. I feel better than I’ve felt in three years (while is was only partially working). The wound is healing nicely. Interestingly, they go in via the same incision every time there’s work to do on the pacemaker/defibrillator. I asked how many times they could do that – “'bout a million" was the answer.

My blood pressure is back to normal. It was very high and the meds gave me problems. So I flushed the pills and started walking. I’ve managed to walk a mile almost every day since the surgery two weeks ago. Boring, but it does the job.

It’s a beautiful, crisp, sunshiny day in Texas. So we went to Cisco’s for migas.

Hell yes, it’s on my diet.


Ken Martin said...

It's great to hear you're on the mend and feeling frisky, George. Keep up the walking. I'm also a migas fan but haven't ventured to Cisco's in umpteen years. Actually the best I've found are served at brunch on weekends at Hyde Park Bar & Grill.

sph said...

I read your post upon returning from a few miles out walking! Incredibly beautiful day! Hurray!That is the best medicine - outside, isn't it? So glad your pump is pumping and your blood is properly pressured!

The outside of each of us is a good place to start feeling better for sure.

Max Fischer said...

Nice, George. Pitch the meds and walk, huh? What's next, vitamins and Scientology?

Great to hear that you're well on the mend. Even greater to hear that you have 999,997 more viable dents if needed.

The South Plainsman said...

Good news.

Anonymous said...

Oops. You weren't supposed to flush the pills. To protect the water supply (since there's a problem now with flushed drugs not being cleared by the wastewater treatment plants and thus contaminating the water supply), we're supposed to crush the pills and put them either into coffee grounds or kitty litter, as I recall, and then put out with the regular trash.

Don't mean to be a know it all. I didn't realize this until a few months ago when I read an article about the problem in USA Today, I think.

Oh, and glad you are feeling so much better!!!

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