We still haven’t heard anything from Jim’s cardiologist and I’m not real happy about that. He called and left a message this afternoon but nothing. We’ll try again in the morning.
His GP was really happy with the results of his blood sugar tests. In fact we’re doing so good (and I do mean we) that he took him off one of his medications. He gave him a good to go for the surgery. That is exciting news.
Today we were up bright and early to take Aunt Happy to her foot doctor. He took her blood pressure and wouldn’t let her leave his office until it came down. Found out that she had a problem during the night and that concerned him even more. We then took her over to the hospital to see her heart doctor.
This office is one of the busiest doctor’s offices I’ve ever seen. There are people everywhere and they were an hour behind on appointments. The poor women at the reception desk tried to tell Aunt Happy that the doctor could not see her today and that she would have a nurse call her. That was not happening for Happy. She informed the women that she and Dr. Perlstein had worked together to build that hospital and she was going to see him because they were friends. The receptionist got her supervisor who got Dr. Perlstein’s secretary who talked to the doctor. Sure enough, he would take the time to see Happy. But she was going to have to wait for awhile. So wait we did.
What started out as a brief visit to the foot doctor ended up being an eight hour day at the doctor’s offices. Happy did have a small stroke and he told her in no uncertain terms that she had to lose the five pounds she gained (no carbs). But she’s doing well and he will see her again in 8 weeks.
So how was your day?
UPDATE: We heard from Jim’s cardiologist this morning and got more great news. He actually did better on his tests than the doctor thought he would do. So surgery is a go on the 31st.
Thank you all for all your prayers and best wishes. I know they helped make this all work out for us. You guys are the greatest friends ever.
The pictures in today’s blog were taken at the Banner Baywood Hospital in Mesa. Aunt Happy (Norma) was one of the original board members who built this hospital with their own money. In addition, she had the chapel built because she knew that it was important for people to have a place to go and find peace and quiet. She’s quite a lady.