Well, today is a good day! This past Thursday wasn't so good...well, yes and no. Here's the scoop...hubby started the morning out, after his breakfast, saying he was having chest pain and short of breath! "WHAT!!!!" So I started my speech about us needing to go to the Emergency.
"No, I just need an aspirin" he told me!
"Why an aspirin?" I said.
"Because you should take an aspirin when you have chest pain as a preventative".
"But, after you take an aspirin you are suppose to call 911!!" I stated. And so this conversation repeated itself! You can see where our conversation went the rest of the morning.
So what does my hubby do? He goes golfing! Yep, 18 holes...I was beside myself all day...each time the phone rang my heart dropped...he finally got home around 4:30, as we had dinner plans.
When he walked in the door, we asked him how he was doing...mumble, mumble..."lets go to dinner" he said...when we got in the car I started my speech again "we shouldn't be going to dinner...we need to go to the ER". FINALLY...he agreed.
OK, to make this long story shorter than I normally would....hubby is fine! WHEW...but he ended up having to stay in the hospital overnight!
While in ER, they ran cardiac lab tests and several EKG's (which were all negative so we knew he didn't have a heart attack at least). He was monitored all night...every two hours for EKG, etc. and had a stress test Friday morning. And he passed that with flying colors! All in all his heart is in great shape....we can only determine that on Wednesday he rotated the tires on his golf cart, by hand!!! He was down on the garage floor pushing the tires around and lifting them back up onto the cart. All alone!!! Most likely he hurt his chest muscles causing the pain and shortness of breath. Oh, and he was also very dehydrated and was given IV's for that. Something that I constantly nag him about is drinking enough but Dr. recommended he make sure to use an electrolyte replacement in addition to water.
Bob is 78 years old (he'll be 79 in December!) and does strenuous activities and pushes his body beyond his years. Even my grand daughter said he needs to stop doing some of these things he does. "pay someone" she said! Remember our major deck project last summer? Yep a 78 year old rebuilt our deck! Guess it's hard to remember how old we are but at some point we do need to listen to our body.
One good part of all this (beside Bob having a good heart and no medical problems) I didn't have to make breakfast, lunch or dinner for him on Friday! HA We didn't leave the hospital until almost 7 p.m. waiting for the stress test results so he had 3 meals on Friday! Wait until he sees what that cost him! Cheaper to take me out to dinner even with me having a glass (or two!) of wine!
But look what I had for dinner! A peanut butter sandwich, which I made at home and brought to the hospital so we could have dinner together! YUM...
I am so relieved my room mate is OK and glad to have him back home "being Bob"! Family and friends will know what that means! HA Now we can get back to our normal snowbird life! Whew! And dinner out...unless he gets the hospital bill(s) before we leave Florida!