Well, I haven't been able to find a cardiologist yet that can see me sooner than the end of May, so I guess it will be a while before I can confirm the atrial fibrillation diagnosis and move forward on treeatment options. I've only had one real episode (heart rate about 180 lasting for over an hour) since the diagnosis but I have had quite a few little bitty ones. It's very scary. I will probably need to be on a blood thinner and may need surgery -- at least according to my research with "Dr. Google." I will try to be patient until I can see a specialist.
Marshall has been experiencing pain in his legs now that he is totally off of the morphine. His left knee keeps giving out. So he is wearing a brace on the left knee and putting lidocaine cream on the leg. I'm thinking the pain has been there all along and taking away the morphine just brought it to the forefront. But we left a message for the oncologist.
Marshall's nephew is getting married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this Saturday and we are going to try to go. We will leave on Thursday and plan to take to take two days to get there. If Marshall's legs can't handle the traveling, we will just turn around and come back.
And hopefully I can handle the travel without any "episodes."