Thursday, May 13, 2010

Race ya!

Tomorrow i go home. Allegedly. I've remained a boring patient for most of this stay at the hospital, except for last Friday, when my heart went into "atrial flutter". Which meant they (the docs) sent me down the hall from the transplant wing into a room with a heart monitor, as my heart wouldn't release the beat of 160 without some sort of treatment. Many drug trials later, the docs reduced my rate back to a normal beat and rhythm on Saturday, only for my crazy heart to develop an "atrial fibrillation" on Monday. Again with drug trials and beta-blockers and now i'm at a regular rhythm again, and it appears that I can go home tomorrow. As long as i can make it through the night without incident, and I can stay at home as long as I can remain without illness, infection and more heart racing incidents. There will be no lawn-mowing, no gardening, no strenuous activity for a while and no heavy duty work around the house. Luckily for me it is almost summer and I can concentrate on golfing and fishing, right? Anyone who cares to drop a line in the water should look me up, my license is up to date and my reels are all wound. My golf clubs should be in order, but my dreams have told me otherwise and they are all i have to gauge my golf by these days. Perhaps we can form a group and make road rally to the drive-in some saturday night - it is the one way for me to see movies without being in a large crowd of people. I'll race you for the good spot in the middle in front of the snack bar.


  1. AH, if you there was only a drive-in theater down here...J9 sends her love Mark. Its a testament to your passion that the good things in life-solid greens and long drives; quiet movements of line and cast that its NOT surprising that the big damn heart of yours would aflutter with the dreams and anticipation of recovery. Keep up the good work, bud. You'll be there soon.

  2. Drive in sounds like a blast...keep us posted if you get a caravan together. Take care and fingers crossed, knock on wood, salt behind the back, prayers, voo doo chants - whatever works - hope you are coming out of the woods and nearing the end of this. XXXOOO Jamie Ron and kids

  3. So, are you going home today?

  4. I am sorry to repeat myself here, I left a post on an earlier blog date a few minutes ago. I am not sure if you will see it.

    this is a great blog. I am newly diagnosed with T-Cell PLL and have 10,000 questions. I have a follow up appointment on Monday. I could really use a friend to talk to and learn from. I would like to communicate with you if you don't mind.

    Sincerely, Bill - Florida