Bless My Appalachian Heart

A couple of weeks ago I posted about my challenges dealing with atrial fibrillation. Well, since then, the issue has gotten worse. And so, in the midst of the country being in various types of quarantine, I’m going into the hospital today (just for one night) to see if we can’t fix this thing once and for all!

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Grandma Burla would be telling me to be thankful for my health! Wish she were still her to bless my heart.

I’m having a procedure called a catheter ablation. An amazing doctor will use a catheter to slip inside my heart and ZAP it. Don’t worry, he does this all the time.

And, in a weird way, this is turning out to be a great time to do this. In my part of the country we’ve been fortunate to see only a handful of COVID-19 cases. With so many procedures and appointments cancelled, the heart ward is actually pretty quiet. And, since I’m already working from home, the recovery time will have less impact on my job.

Win, win–right?

Still, we’re talking my heart here. So if you’re the praying sort, I sure would appreciate your prayers that all goes well, the procedure works, and I recover quickly. And while you’re at it–maybe say a prayer for anyone else who has to be in the hospital these days . . .

How many times has an Appalachian granny, aunt, or momma said, “If you have your health, you have everything.” I rolled my eyes when I was a kid. Now, I think, we can ALL agree that grandma was right.

Proverbs 3:7-8 – Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Published by Sarah Loudin Thomas

Author, wife, child of God.

14 thoughts on “Bless My Appalachian Heart

  1. Prayers for you, your family and your doctors today. May God guide every step of your procedure and may He provide healing and happiness today and always.

  2. I will be praying that answers will be found and that you will have a speedy recovery. Your beautiful words and our similar backgrounds, KY & WV, make me feel a kinship and praying for a friend us a privelege!

  3. Absolutely praying for you. Having just finished a round of heart monitor testing and being told heart flutters aren’t a big deal does not stop the concern that says, “That might be, but it’s my heart!” Praying for doctor wisdom and an uncomplicated recovery. Take care–

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