More testing

I have met with my heart surgeon who agrees with my cardiologist about the mitral valve replacement surgery.

It will be an artificial heart valve replacement and two blood thinners for the rest of my life. These typically last about 10 years.

I am having more testing done before the surgery this is to rule out any blockages. If they find any blockages that will have to be fixed before the heart valve replacement will take place.

First up Carotid artery scan this week.

Then heart catheterization and tee esophageal echo hopefully next week.

If all goes as planned I will be having surgery very soon.

I think the worst part for me will be the hospital stay since I do not like staying in a hospital much less for a week or more.

Cardiac rehab will follow me after I get out and I guess that will go on for about 6 weeks.

 

 

 

The inspiration of color

In the wintertime finding a glimpse of color can sometimes be all the inspiration, we need to find hope and put a smile on our face.

This Mexican heather is truly an amazing plant ours blooms all spring, summer and most of the winter.

This time of year it is a breath of fresh air standing up and saying “I am here take notice.”

We move forward with our lives each day without realizing time is passing us by.

Do something today to make a difference in someone else’s life.

 

 

The boxer dog kiss

Our two boxers dogs love to run, play and wrestle together.

Daisy is 6 yrs and 9 months & Zoee is 1 yr 6 months.

They get into these kissing sessions that are normally initiated by Miss Zoee she loves her Miss Daisy girl.

I wanted to do their pics together so I raked up the cypress tree leaves into a large pile and this was their idea of a photo session.

Gotta love these two doggies.

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