Friday, July 18, 2008

Life is Sort of Sucky

Hmmm....the weather is 90 and sunny and, yeah, I'm weird coz I love it.  I planned a "mini-vacay," long weekend to float in the pool and relax.  I requested today off on Monday. Sounds wonderful, doesn't it?  Not meant to be, I guess.

I got a cell phone call at work yesterday from my BF, my soft place to fall.  Odd coz he never actually calls much on the cell phone; just texts.  He was having chest pains and had driven himself to the VA Hospital.  Hunh?  Phone went dead; me too, sort of.  He said he was walking in the door when it cut off.  How do you work after that?  A nurse called back on the cell about 20 minutes later.  They gave him the meds that stop a heart attack and were transferring him to the regular hospital in our small city.  Actually, it's not a Pgh. hospital but the cardiac unit there is excellent.  I was relieved about that.  They said he would call when he got there.  Didn't happen.  I called the Emergency Room, and they said he was in the Cath lab which made sense and also made me realize that far more was going on.  My dad had two open heart surgeries and numerous heart problems.

Still no word at 2 p.m. so I called admissions.  Yep, admitted and to the ICU.  I was totally gone.  I called Megan.  She and Joey went down and said they were his kids.  In the meantime, I got ahold of his nurse in the ICU.  One artery needed 5 stents placed in it, which JMO is really an invasive procedure for that many; plus he'll need a triple bypass. 

I stopped after work.  Needless to say, he is still in shock.  He is an anal person about his weight and walks about 2 miles a day.  Cholesterol was borderline high but lowered with diet; which he has followed religiously.  The triglycerides were off the wall about a year ago and still way too high in my book but no family history of heart disease.  Smoking is most likely the culprit.  He is quitting.

He called a couple times on his cell.  I don't think he was supposed to.  I texted him this morning.  He called back and said he is really supposed to rest and not talk.  More tests on the arteries and a chest x-ray to see if he will tolerate surgery well.  He said to go swim in the pool and come in this evening.  As if, but I will because he hasn't had his tests yet plus I'm thinking he still needs to absorb this all and is in the ICU for a reason...to recuperate from that darned stent procedure.

Prayers, good thoughts, whatever will be appreciated.  I'm certainly not at all picky about where or whom the prayers are being sent to.  Love you all!!!! (I actually made this blinkie the night before all this happened....)      CHRIS

40 comments:

emmi2sweet said...

OMG Chris ... how horrible. I know your scared out of your mind. Prayers being sent up for you & your BF. May he have a speedy recovery. Emmi

queeniemart said...

Chris, you call me if you need me and i mean it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will start praying now and not stop. PLEASE be safe when you go to visit him.....and let us know what is going on. Thank God he got to the hospital and is being treated...he is in good hands and they will heal what is wrong.....i love you so very much and i am so very worried now.
XOOOOXOOOX

chat2missie said...

Oh no!  I'm keeping him in my prayers!  Keep us updated.
Missie

carolhehe said...

Wow! Sorry to read about your soft spot. Sometimes life feels like it just out of control when it comes to loved ones. Hopefully he had a good recover, in the name of Jesus.

glensfork4 said...

Wow....Chris of course your dear BF will be in my prayers.....keep us updated if and when you can k?

Michele

firestormkids04 said...

Oh, Chris!  What a scary thing to have happen.  I have and will pray for his recovery and peace for you as you go through this with him.  For your question . . . Dead Man's Chest.  Hubby had never seen it.  Blessings, Penny  

bojgill4375 said...

Pool, floating, and relaxing sounds great to me. Oh my goodness, will keep every one in.  Hugs, Janie

bojgill4375 said...

Everyone in prayers. Hugs, Janie

lattedah711 said...

WOW.....that is very traumatic and it came on just like that huh?  
You are both in my prayers.

lv2trnscrb said...

I'm so sorry Chris!! your poor boyfriend!! so glad he did get help in time though; hoping he makes a speedy recovery; that does sound like a lot of stents plus bypass surgery, but what do I know?

(((Chris/boyfriend))))

will pray for his recovery Chris

betty

astoriasand said...

Oh Chris I am so sorry to read this sad news.My son had a heart attack at 36 yrs old .His heart is too damaged for the stents so he is being kept alive on medication.I know just how you must feel at this time.So nerve racking.Please know you are all in my prayers.I am going away again this evening.So I won't be online for another week.So I hope all goes well.I will be thinking of you all and praying hard all goes well for BF..Try enjoy th epool not relaxing as you planned won't change things will it ?So try enjoy your pool it will do you good. Take Care God Bless Kath astoriasand http://journals.aol.co.uk/astoriasand/MYSIMPLERHYMES

freemansixpack said...

sorry to hear about you friend, I'll keep him and you as well in my prayers.

keep us posted

lifes2odd said...

Good thoughts and prayers on the way!
Martha

springangel235 said...

For sure he has our prayers....and for you my friend......know he is in good hands.   As you know my hubby has two stents...and may have one more soon, but he needs to get his strength up for sure.   Know I am here if you need me...always...hugs and much love to you all,
Joyce

nortenadcorazon said...

Hello Lil' Friend :)
So U Know....
I'm Sending Healing Thoughts & Prayers to U Both.
(I don't know his name so I asked God to pull CAB's mate through)
Breathe*Chris, all is in God's hands who Better to hold & leave it all up to.
BiGG HuGGs
Debra Jean
p.s. Please Keep Us Posted.

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((CAB)))))))))))))))))))))))))))I will be praying for your BF and for you.God is with you both.

coelha said...

Good thoughts and prayers to you and your loved one.  I hope all goes well..  Hugs - Julie

siennastarr said...

{{{{Chris}}}}   I'm so sorry to hear about your BF...  that is so awful.. not to mentiion scary.  Just remember that they have really made alot of medical advances and strides in heart health care, so , he is where he needs to be.  Thank God, he didn't just ignore his symptoms, like many of us do.

You know you are always in my prayers.. and you know where they go. To the Man upstairs.

Please keep me informed, and know that I am here for yiou my friend...always..

Love you
Jackie
http://journals.aol.com/siennastarr/Hopefloats/

ally123130585918 said...

Chris so sorry to hear your BF is in Hospital ~ my prayers are with you both ~ Ally x

frankandmary said...

I'm so very sorry, Chris. NO, not a weekend to lay around the pool, but at least you have the time to spend with him.
I wish I could think of something super comforting to say, but I just don't think there is anything right now....~Mary

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

OH Chris I am so sorry to hear the news....I am sending prayers up and passing on to some prayer warriors Big hugs and shout if you need anything!  Big hugs,TerryAnn

stetsonsfyre said...

My thoughts are with your family ~ best of luck, it will be ok! Hugz, Teresa

midwestvintage said...

 Oh I,m sorry about all this.  As a cardiac nurse I could give you all kinds of reassurances but until you get through it all safe and sound it wouldn't help.  It is good he didn't ignore and went right in and it sounds like they were right on top of things getting him in the cath lab so quickly.  My prayers for you all.

              Julie

pharmolo said...

Chris,
Very sorry to hear of your BF's heart attack, that is a major concern. Will keep him and you in thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Guido

jlocorriere05 said...

Chris, I was so sorry when I saw your email about your BF. I'm praying for you both that he'll recover fully and you'll have him back in no time. I know what it's like to have a partner in hospital and you'll be worrying until he gets out of ICU.  Bless you both. Jeannette xx  

slyracing1 said...

Lisa Jo sent me... Prayers are a powerful thing...
Hugs with Love and Prayers are sent your way!
Kendra

nightmaremom said...

OMG Chris..  I'm sorry to hear this.... you know I am sending prayers and good thoughts... lots of hugs and strength.  I'm here if ya need.
love ya
d

tpiez4me said...

Oh Chris....so very sorry to read about this.  My mom is so upset with my step dad for continuing to smoke after what he went through this past Oct.  Crossing everything and saying prayers for you and BF.  The graphics are beautiful as always.....
xoxo
Sharon

bhbner2him said...

God bless!  What a shocker.  You both have my prayers.  -  Barbara

queenb8261 said...

Oh my dear friend Chris. I am so sorry to hear about your BF. He (and you) have all  ny love and prayers. What they do in the cardiac field is amazing. I went through one day of heart  tests and can only only imagine how many they are doing on him It's exhausting, but good to know they know so much about the heart. You hang in there and just let me know if you need anything.
Love you dear friend, Barb

knoxkrissy said...

Praying.

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

pprrrr39 said...

Chris...... just popped over from Lisa Jo's journal.

I am so very sorry to hear this news......... keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers and hoping that everything goes well

hugs Jayne

lisa41076 said...

Chris, sending up prayers hon, Love Lisa

lanurseprn said...

Hi Chris,
I'm so sorry to hear this news about your BF. I hope the heart surgery goes well and is a success for him. Yes...smoking will do this. I'm hoping he is able to quit after all of this.
Saying prayers for you guys. Keep us posted, ok?
Love you, Pam xoxox

jmoqueen said...

Awww Chris I sure hope he's okay.  My thoughts are with you both xxx

Jenny

http://journals.aol.co.uk/Jmoqueen/MyLife

heavenlybama said...

Praying for your friend Chris!
Hugs,
Dana
http://journals.aol.com/heavenlybama/journey-to-success

sunnybethe said...

OMG!  How helpless you must both feel.   Of course, I'll give blessings.  ((HUGS))   Bethe

cherry2sweet2eat said...

Damn. Im so sorry chris i hope it works out well.

carolsixpac said...

Ohh Sweetie- keep us updated on how he is doing...youve got my prayers!!!!

eyesbaerle said...

Wow!How traumatic. I will keep your BF and you in my thoughts and prayers.
Stay strong! My best wishes are with you. Hugs, Maria