Well...the catheter went fine. I don't remember a thing. Feeling very groggy for a day and quiet as well. Not much appetite. That was Monday. Tuesday night I got the shakes woke Gary around 10:30 and we decided to go to the ER. By the time I got there the heater in the car had stopped the shaking but I was nauseous. So turns out I had a fever. Also turns out that when two middle aged old people don't have their glasses on reading a thermometer is purely guesswork. Heart enzymes elevated, white blood count normal. Eventually (like at 5am) they decided that I did not have a heart attack, did not have an infection (though they are growing cultures still), but instead had a reaction to the invasion. Makes sense but was something we were not prepared for. So slept all day yesterday as well as a good night sleep last night. I feel good. All my arteries are good. Just the valve is bad...soooo off to talk to a surgeon next week in Burlington, VT, though I don't think that is where we will go for surgery. We'll see.
Here is a boring video of Magic and Hannah...Magic keeps her in line because she has very sharp claws that Hannah respects.
I have been weaving for 24 years and selling for almost as long! I have slowed down my weaving since my cancer diagnosis and subsequent Whipple surgery but still weave on and off during the day when I have the energy! I currently sell my work on www.barefootweaver.etsy.com.
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December, 2009. Had Whipple surgery in January 2010 and have had clear CT scans since! We are hopeful for a long and happy life!
As an update...I had a valve replacement in May 2016 and apologize for not answering comments or blogging! I am off to NYC February 15, 2017 for surgery on the 16th to remove a little spot of lung cancer. Hopefully recovery will be uneventful and I will be back at weaving soon!