Monday, May 11, 2009

DH's surgery went fine. He's doing really well, and has been getting around a lot better than he did after his last operation. Incidentally, the surgeon also found a cyst near his colon that he thinks is nothing, just a result of some diverticulitis he's had at some point. They're going to biopsy it anyway, just to be sure, but it didn't sound like anything to really think much about. Tomorrow will be his last day off from work, and he'll get plenty of rest with all of us being away on field trips and whatnot.

Mother's Day here was pretty quiet. DH told me a few days before that he had thought the gazebo I ordered a little while ago on clearance was meant to be my mother's day gift, so he hadn't gotten me anything, and he hadn't had time to take the kids out to get me anything, either. Patrick forgot that it was this Sunday at all until I mentioned it towards the end of the day. Josie remembered, though, and gave me a pinch pot she made and painted, as well as a little fabric dolly she sewed with floss. They're so sweet, and I love them. Other than that, I mowed the lawn and did some yard work.

By mid-day yesterday, my heart was acting funky, skipping a beat about once a minute and then thudding back into a rhythm. It's still doing it somewhat today, but not as bad, which is good, because tomorrow is the big field trip to Annapolis with Josie's class. I read online that the irregular heartbeat can be the result of electrolyte imbalance, which actually makes some sense, since I did a lot, lot, lot of yard work this weekend, and have been very busy in general. Plus, I have my period, and was really stressed out last week with the email issues and DH's surgery. So, I think it was like the perfect storm of problems to knock my body out of whack. I went out and got some Gatorade, and took a nap today, and didn't do much other than vacuum the house and play video games with Patrick after school. I have a regular doctor's appointment this Thursday, anyway, as a new patient, so if it's still going on by then, I'll at least have the doctor to talk to about it. I've had this happen before, although it's never gone on quite so long.

This is such a busy time of year, this downhill slide to summer. End-of-year luncheons, field trips, parties, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. The kids are done on June 3rd, and I'm really looking forward to just taking it easy and not having to haul everyone out of bed for the daily marathon to the school on time. I always feel like an ox pulling everyone else along behind me like logs on chains. Having nothing in particular to do will be weird, but welcome. At least for a little while!

8 comments:

AndreAnna said...

Oh geez. I know all too well about the whole heart thing. I have PVCs, sometimes severe, and even though they are benign they still are scary and annoying.

Being dehydrated definitely makes it worse, as do hormonal changes, so yes, you definitely had a perfect storm! Drink tons of water and mention it to your doctor! It can't hurt to get an echocardiogram done to check things out, either!

Good luck and glad to hear your husband is doing well.

P.S. I'm more than halfway through the book! Woo!

Shelly Overlook said...

Glad to hear DH is okay. Have fun on your trip!

Not Your Aunt Bea said...

Glad to hear he is ok. And glad to know I'm not the only girl who mows. Have fun on the trip!

Hotch Potchery said...

oh, that heart thing sounds really scary! I am glad your DH is doing well.

Kristi said...

Glad DH is feeling better. Have fun on the field trip!!

Bring A. Torch said...

I have decided, after going back and re-reading the post about the field trip, that "BOATLOAD" is going to be my New Word this week. *absurd giggling*

Good luck to both of you with your medical stuff, and I hope you have a good time, to the extent that is possible, on your seafaring adventure!

creative kerfuffle said...

glad dh is doing well! hooray!!! i mow too!! : ) actually mowed today--but it's a riding lawn mower and i don't think that counts for most people.

Sue @ My Party of 6 said...

Glad to hear your husband is on the mend! My husband has PVCs too. Caffeine definitely makes his worse. But if it gets more frequent, it wouln't hurt to get an EKG! Just in case!