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21 June 2016 @ 11:35 am
Post-Op News  
So, HalfshellHusband now has a pacemaker. When his cardio tests were run yesterday to see whether he needed one, the doctor decided it was inevitable and that he might as well do the surgery that day, since he had time.

It's in, and everything is looking good. Makes us feel slightly less bad about the hip replacement being postponed for a month due to wanting to run those tests. Having a pacemaker at HSH's age (60) is unnerving, but I guess we're lucky that treatment exists.

He's mostly feeling pretty good right now. I'm tired and stressed (I ate an entire bag of chocolate chips last night—augh). So, have some humor for all of us:

Playing dress-up with the Queen of England. Bat-queen to the rescue!

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The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 22nd, 2016 12:27 am (UTC)
I liked the Queen ala Hello Kitty and the Riddler as well. :)

The pacemaker makes me nervous. HSH says it doesn't affect his long-term prognosis, but it's a reminder of nothing being guaranteed there as it is. The hip is horrible pain right now, but his heart is the part that's at risk for the future. *sigh*
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on June 22nd, 2016 01:42 am (UTC)
From what I understand, pacemakers are fairly routine. But scary, and yes reminders of how very fragile we are, and how tenuous our hold on life can be. And with the worry of the pain HSH is in, and the delay of the hip surgery must make it all feel so overwhelming. Does the heart surgery affect his ability to take pain relief meds?

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on June 22nd, 2016 05:47 am (UTC)
I don't know if it affect the pain meds. Those aren't doing much for him at all this time around-- about the same as aspirin, and that includes the really heavy-duty stuff. He won't have long with aspirin, either-- because of the risk of bleeding post-hip surgery. So sad. :(