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!
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.
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.
My prayers for successful results from this procedure…. and healing continuing…
Amen! Home now.
Sending prayers! I know life will be SO much better after the procedure!!!
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.
Thank you SO much!
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!
It’s a privilege to be prayed for!
I’m praying for you Sarah. Please keep us updated!
Home again, home again. Amazing that a somewhat serious heart procedure means little more than 24 hours in the hospital–and I’m SO grateful!
Praying for you! My great aunt had that done and her heart beat right as rain for the rest of her life. Thanks for all your posts-I love them and they make my day.
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–
Yes, Having something wrong with your heart or your brain feels like a VERY big deal no matter what! I’ll be praying you have peace over your flutters.
Thanks—a heartfelt prayer is always appreciated.😊
Praying for your procedure, the doctors , and your successful recovery.
Thank you so much. Now it’s a three-month “blanking” period to be sure it worked!
Been thinking about you. So glad it went well and you’re home.