what a weekend

i took friday off 
to go to the doctor
 with toonman

 he'd caught my cold
for him it was a lot worse 
than 
a sore throat stuffed nose and a cough

his doctor wasn't in 
so we saw another doctor 
she was terrific
 diagnosed his shortness of breath as congestion 
likely bronchitis 
but 
decided to do an ekg
 just because

 well first one is run 
 they think there's a problem with the machine 
so they do it again
 umm
 lets switch machines
 ok
 maybe its the tech

 finally
 the doctor comes back
 she says
 she can't find a previous ekg to compare

when are you seeing your cardiologist 
she asks

 we shrug
 his practice 
which was part of the same group 
she's a part of
 is now
 over 
across
town
 associated with another hospital
we  hadn't set up an appt 
because 
toonman had seen him in october 

well
 she said
 we have a cardio unit down the hall 
lets see if they can see you 
just to make sure ....

 so 
we go down the hall
 longer story somewhat shorter 
the new cardiologist finds a year old ekg
 which
 is 
identical
 to
 the 
they've just run

 she explains
 because he's had heart surgery
 and
 because he's very thin
 the right side of his heart has thickened
 and 
on the ekg
there are strange jagged lines 
which
 to a non cardiologist 
could be seen as signs of a heart attack 
but 
for 
toonman
 its
 normal

 so it turns out 
the bronchitis is just bronchitis
his heart is fine 

nevertheless
 it was a pretty crazy day

 we got home
 he took a nap
  i did errands
including
 hunting down the antibiotic 
he needed

seems
the first doctor's assistant
 called
 into 
the 
wrong 
pharmacy

 oy and vey

saturday
 i beautified
i had the best massage

sunday
 i met my friend blondie for lunch

all in all 
a weekend that left me sort of like this

8 comments:

  1. but at least the health bit wasn't too bad....
    sending hugs!
    x

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  2. Glad the heart is okay and hope the medicine works fast:)

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  3. Oy and vey! Doctors, bunch of wannabe players. (I can only say this because most of my family are or were Drs) I'm glad Toonman's OK though...well, relatively speaking. Chicken soup, bed and vitamin C time then.

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  4. Relatively speaking, he's okay. I now find myself wondering if what I had over Christmas was bronchitis. It took weeks to clear up.

    I like the architecture.

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  5. I had asthmatic bronchitis and was exhausted from it. Lots of water. Lots of rest. Hope he feels better soon. So sorry to hear you both had such a scare with the ekg!

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  6. I'm sorry he's sick and you had such a worrisome time. I know recovery can take some time but I hope he's on the mend and this too shall pass. Sending my best.

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