Welcome winter! In November! We had our first snow day of the year, and it just so happened to be the day we needed to go to Ann Arbor for my TEE test. Thankfully it was all lake effect snow, so about 30 minutes in, it was all done. Mazy came with us, since she feels so special coming with us, and it was a short test anyways. Also, Dan got a DEER! It’s been 12 years since he got one, but this 8 point ( you’ll see below), sure was a good shot!
From what I understand of the “unofficial” report, it looks like the valve isn’t failing, which would be very encouraging. The other parts of the summary stated things we already knew, that the heart is still, well, in heart failure, but at least it looks like the valve isn’t causing it to be going into disarray. With that said, I now have my second ablation procedure on December 2. I was told it’d be after the first of the year just because they were scheduling that far out, but apparently they wanted to get me in sooner, so I am thankful for that. I am hopeful that the procedure will work this time (it’s a 50/50 chance and last time, I was part of the 50% that it didn’t work for). The roller coaster of heart failure continues…
Anyways, here is what our week looked like in pictures:
Mazy walked up to me with Dan’s shoes on with that cute little face and says, “Hi Mommy, I’m Daddy…” in a real low voice:
Indeed, a winter storm that took us all by surprise!
Waiting to go back for the TEE procedure…can’t say I was really “that” excited, but it was fun to have Mazy along:
My little buddy! The nurses couldn’t get enough of her…
Mazy took excellent care of me while I was in recovery:
Daddy left for deer hunting this week, which means we pull out the Christmas decorations!
We also paid a visit to the farm and boy does this girl and her animals:
We took a walk through the woods and this barn cat followed us the entire way, even though this is how Mazy held it anytime she got the chance! I lost count how many times she asked me if she could take it home! Though her smile and glance down at that cat, says it all:
Our little town also put up their Christmas lights too…let the drives begin!
Beautiful mornings for Dan hunting up north this weekend!
And this 8 point beauty:
SO excited for this guy, since this deer has been a long time in coming! Filling up that freezer for the winter with this big ole guy!