Alright butterflies, time to come clean and fill you in on what's going on. The reason why I have not been keeping up with my blog, crafting, taking photos, etc is because I'm in the hospital. On 9/11 I had chest pains and went to the hospital. Lo and behold I was having a heart attack. I had a heart cath done and I was told that I need my aortic valve replaced. is been a long process because there are other health issues that had to be checked out. The doctors had to get all their ducks in a row, so to speak. I'm still in the hospital and the surgery date has not been set yet. But I'm hopeful that it is going to happen very soon.
The heart cath was a breeze. If you ever need one don't be afraid to do it. Sometimes they sedate the person but I didn't need it. They went in through my wrist. But I suppose that if they go in through the groin it might feel a little different. At the end of the procedure they put a plastic suction bracelet to hold back any bleeding. The slowly allow it to open it up. In about 4 hours the bracelet was removed and everything was fine. There was very little pain that felt like minor cramping. In a day or two it was gone. But I was able to do everything without any problems.
In another post I will keep you posted on my process, the procedure, etc. In the meantime, take some time to read up on heart health and the symptoms of a hear attack. I had the typical chest pains and some shortness of breath. But there are many other signs and if you know them it can save your life.