Its Saturday now and its the week that was!
4pm last Saturday, my husband had a heart attack. Its always shocking – but this time especially so as he’s two years younger than me, has few if any, obvious, risk factors and had had a normal ecg only a few months ago.
Luckily, we had the gold standard NHS care in that he’d had an angioplasty, stent insertion and was in his bed on the CCU at the local regional centre by 6.30pm the same night. Something that twenty years ago was completely unheard of. He was out of hospital less than 48 hours after the whole event started.
In some ways all the threads of my life coalesced together for a brief time on that Saturday night, husband, informatics (the ambulance men faxed the ecg off to the hospital for their analysis), child psychology – very scary for the boys, me.
Hubby’s been tired and no repeat of any pain this week and he has to make some changes (low numbers of risk factors) – for both of us it has been psychologically hard for both of us to get our heads around it – but we are trying!
In other places – the world has been changing too, I’m looking forward to tracking those changes and to contribute to them too.