After I wrote the happy post this morning, my wife walked into the room and told me that she had pain in her chest and a numbness in her left arm. She asked that I take her to the hospital that is about 35 minutes from home. I asked her to lie down, and I called 911. She was clammy and pale. I gave her an aspirin to chew and waited next to her until the EMTs arrived.
She is now in the cardiac intensive care unit and will have bypass surgery on Friday morning. She had a heart attack with some damage to the heart but the extent of that isn't known yet. Three of her vessels are blocked. She is in good spirits and is taking this in stride, as much as one can. I am relieved that she is in the best possible place for heart problems as the heart and vascular center is superb here.
I feel a lot of emotions right now. How quickly life can change from one moment to the next. I am reminded that every moment is precious. I know that this is part of something bigger than I am. And, yes, I am powerless over the outcome. That is in the hands of her surgeons and her HP.
I am planning to read and comment on blogs when I can. She and I have many friends in both fellowships. You are here in support and friendship as well. Your positive thoughts for her are much appreciated. I am planning to keep to my usual routine as much as I can, minus going on the boat. That will be delayed for some time. The most important thing to me now is having my loved one be well. As one of my favorite bloggers writes, "Every day matters". Yes, it does. It surely does.