This past week has been a true test of our faith in many ways. The week necessarily didn’t go as planned with my heart procedure and we had both of our vehicles gives us major issues this week. But we can honestly look back and say that God has been faithful and continues to provide for us! And we know that He will continue to, no matter what life brings.
I tried to soak in all the hugs I could, before we left for a few days to head to the U of M for my procedure.
Last weekend, we “opened” our pool and this crazy girl wanted to go swimming. It definitely wasn’t swimming temp water, but she didn’t care one iota!
And who had to keep her warm in her freezing cold towel and swim suit? Hey, I’ll take all the snuggles I can get…though maybe I wasn’t as quick to say yes as I usually am!
And duh, when your feet are cold, you just get your slippers!
On Tuesday evening, we headed to Michigan for the night, since we had to be on the procedure floor by 7am the next morning. This is the U of M Cardiovascular Center and boy does this place hold so many moments of my life. As I stared out the window at this place, I couldn’t help but tear up, as all the memories of the past crept back in. Memories of the ICU, where life was put to the ultimate test. But there I stood, on the brink of another procedure, having endured and made it through. And I knew I could do it again – I just had to psych myself up, once again.
I finally got a picture of the floor where I spend most of my time at Michigan – on floor 3, where all of the outpatient appointments take place. This waiting room knows me well and even the receptionists, know me. Not sure that’s a good thing, but it always feels good to feel welcomed too.
Even though the ablations didn’t go as planned, I went to sleep in the OR knowing I would wake up and could eat my favorite meal – the hospital’s potato encrusted cod. It seriously is absolutely AMAZING. I didn’t care if I had to eat it laying down (I had to lay flat for 8 hours), I HAD to get it and it was worth every bite!
And because the ablations didn’t go as planned, I was sent home on a 12-lead heart monitor that will hopefully detect where the extra beats are coming from.
One of Mazy’s favorite places to be is in her hammock. And cuddling with her daddy!
So what’s next? We will wait for the results of the heart monitor, to see if any definitive answers are given, as to where the extra beats are coming from. We hope that it at least shows something, so that they can find a solution to some of my heart failure symptoms. Having two separate issues doesn’t make it easy for my cardiologists, but let me tell you, they sure are persistent. I am thankful for the great team I have. So we wait patiently (as patient as Kristin can be), to see what they say. It’s not easy and it’s been a tough week, but like I said at the beginning, God has proven His faithfulness to us, time and time again!