Monday, January 16, 2006

The pictures have arrived.....

and if I'm not too tired when I am done here, I will post it. Otherwise I will wait until tomorrow to introduce Cayden to the blog world!

I don't know how I get so busy, but sometimes it seems that I have no time. I don't know how in the world I ever worked full time, cared for children, and kept a house clean and laundry done! I no longer work outside the home and my children are all grown and out on their own but it seems like I am always hauling some child around in my car or carrying one on my hip. Don't get me wrong.....I wouldn't change a thing. I love being with my grandkids. I think they help keep me young.....or make me older faster. I can't decide which!

Today Hubby had an appointment at the cardiologists office for a Myocardial Perfusion Scan. Sounds impressive, doesn't it. Basically it is a stress test on a treadmill walking at increasingly faster speeds and higher inclines. So it feels equivalent to running up a mountain side! This is followed by a scan of your heart after radio active isotopes have been injected into your body via an IV. Mind you, they must transport this substance in a steel container from one area to the next so as not to contaminate the environment, but then it is injected into the human body. Sounds bizarre to me, but I have been going through this same test every year for the past 10 years at least.

Hubby did very well. He made it quite a while into stage 4, which is much better than I have ever done. The farthest I have ever made it was just into stage 3, and I didn't last very long there. Of course, I have failed every stress test that I have ever taken and because of the failures had to have a heart cath done within a few weeks of taking the stupid test. But I'm sure that hubby passed. I kind of feel like a big wimp for never making it as far as he did. After all, the heart attack he had was a massive one and he is lucky to be alive. The heart attacks I had were never as severe as his.....and I just wimpped out on those darn tests. He says it's because (and I quote) "I am younger than you!" So much for making me feel better about it!

Maybe I will just decide to never take that stupid test again! Can't fail it if I don't take it......sounds like a plan to me!


naive-no-more said...

No, that doesn't sound like a good idea to me. If I'm remembering right, you passed your last test, kinda.

Nicole said...

Martie don't you dare stop taking those tests! :) We want you around for a long time.

It's good to hear hubby is doing so well.

Connie and Rob said...

It isn't a contest! We want you healthy and happy. So please continue to take the tests. We would miss you in the blog world but more importantly those grandbabies want to get to know you.

Take care. Connie

martie said...

Connie - I didn't mean to make it sound as if it were a contest, of course it isn't! My reasoning is that when I fail, my doctor requires that I have a heart cath done and that is a very invasive procedure and can trigger a heart attack. It happend to me after the one 3 1/2 years ago and I really don't want to go through that again!

Thank you all for your concern!

rosie said...

It seems like I'm fighting time. I'll get iritated at myself thinking I should be enjoying a moment and doing nothing since there's so much to do and learn. And, then I'll remind myself that sometimes you got to sit still, breathe, take it in, to appreciate some things in life. :) Hugs!