Thursday, February 26, 2009

Has it only been 3 days since we drove up to Tucson for Hubby's hip replacement? Feels like two weeks.

Surgery went really well for the hip, although he did have an atrial fibrillation during surgery that was worrisome enough to bring in a cardiologist and land Hubby in a cardiac unit for monitoring for 24 hours.
It's basically, for him, a racing heartbeat. Come to find out, he's had several of these episodes a year over the last 5 years. The wife is always the last to know. He didn't want to worry me. Sheesh!

So here's what WebMD says about it:
Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Disease

To make a long story short, his heartbeat straightened itself out and after the 24 hours was moved into the orthopaedic ward to get on to his physical therapy. He should come home tomorrow. How wonderful that will feel to be snuggled up in bed at home together again!

I have numerous humerous and surprising stories to share. But as this is my first night at home, I'm thinkin' a nice glass of wine and an early night is in order.

I can't wait to catch up on all of the blogs I love to follow!

2 comments:

Self-Proclaimed Editor said...

Wondered where you had gone to! Glad to hear all went well, eventually. Hunks had his second back surgery a few years back -- makes for tense times. Keep us posted.

Janice said...

I'm sooooooooo glad he is well. Soon he'll be ready for the TURBO walker!

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