Update October 5, 2019

Hi all! This week was a whirlwind seemingly resulting in nothing. Dad started his rehab for his claudication, which is apparently a cramping in the leg which occurs when the arteries going to the legs are a bit clogged. His cramps have been getting worse and worse, and he’s barely able to walk a couple of blocks without needing to rest. While dad was at rehab, I stayed with mom because dad was concerned about leaving her alone for a couple of hours 3 times a week.

Mom had her Watchman procedure, which is meant to reduce stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation. Most strokes originate in the left atrial appendage (a little pouch hanging off your left heart). There is a newish device which blocks the pouch off, thus reducing the chances of strokes. Sadly, they put mom under anesthesia, scoped out the pouch laproscopically, and found that her pouch was too small. She ended up spending the night in the hospital anyway, because she was too frail after the aborted procedure to leave. *sigh

There’s nothing new to report about the kids, though IL did take two independent steps last night, and then sit (instead of falling) down. Personally, I think he knows perfectly well how to walk and is just relishing the suspense.

This week I read about half of The Economist, and a month’s worth of the Foreign Affairs weekly Audible articles.

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Hopefully this week I will catch up on at least a few of my reviews. Upcoming are: Good Omens, Crank, The Earth My Butt and Other Big Round Things, Furiously Happy.

6 thoughts on “Update October 5, 2019

  1. I hope that your parents’ health stays as good as it good as it possibly can be.

    The Economist and Foreign Affairs are great magazines. I used to read magazines more, but it is hard to find the time to fit them in.


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