The pacemaker was put in at Baylor Scott & White in College Station. I couldn't have asked for better care by the hospital from the ER to the Doctors and Nurses. I'm glad it was the hospital Pamela worked in so she could come and visit me during my stay when she worked and on the day of my surgery. Even the young man in her life these days came to see me twice. Once before surgery and once after. I really appreciated it.
I was awake during the whole thing. They gave me happy juice combination to help me relax and to help with any pain. They expected me to go doze off but that didn't happen. I couldn't sleep. I could hear them talking and I could tell them when I felt any pain. Which did happen a couple times. At the end when they were stitching me up I started having feeling and he said he'd be done real shortly. I asked him if he was putting a satin stitch in there. Okay afterwards I had to laugh, that poor guy probably had no clue what a satin stitch was but the quilter in me came out even in surgery. LOL.
Poor Pamela got a good scare and so did David at one point. As my nurse was wheeling me out of the cath lab to my room there were blue flashing lights in the hall and then you heard "CODE BLUE". Someone was not so good. Of course the announcement went out to the whole hospital. Pamela heard it in postpartum and David heard it in the waiting room. Pamela was frantically texting David and Steven to see if it was me. The doctor showed up just in time to ease David and Steven was on a case and couldn't respond to Pamela. Both of the guys responded to Pamela about 15 minutes later that it wasn't me. Poor Pamela. When she got a break she came to see me and while she was there another code blue went out. Steven texted her within a minute saying it wasn't her Mom. She let him know she knew it wasn't me. We laughed because this time she was with me and knew I was okay. By about 4ish they said all looked good and they'd release me to go home. I was to rest the next 24 hours and no lifting or raising my left arm above my shoulder for at least 2 weeks. They'll re-evaluate my progress at my check up visit with the cardiac electrophysiologist to determine If I can lift and raise my arm above the shoulder. Which happens on Tuesday the 27th.
I had about 15 questions about things I could or couldn't do and I asked if I could go to my planned quilt retreat if I promised to be good about lifting and raising my arm. As long as I felt okay he said yes.
Thursday (10/15) the pups had grooming appointments and I felt okay so David loaded Lilley up for me and I drove to Pamela's. She did the loading and unloading from there. We made 2 stops but I didn't have to move but I was still getting tired. Since I had a 10:30am Doctors appointment on Friday with my primary doctor for follow up I just stayed the night with Pamela. She went to the doctor with me. Doctor visit went well.
I picked up my groceries curbside, dropped Pamela back at her place and I headed home. Where after putting things away that I could maneuver with little effort I promptly curled up for a nap . When I woke up My Great Nurse David fixed me some soup for dinner. It was so good. I found Campbell's chunky chicken pot pie soup. Gonna get so more of that.
I woke up Saturday (10/17) feeling pretty good. David asked if maybe I felt like going to breakfast. Sounded good to me. So we went to a new place for us in Caldwell called the Garden Spot. Well by the time we actually got there we chose lunch instead this time. This place was recommended to us by some new friends here in Gause. More about them later. The Garden Spot was really good! We want to come back for breakfast next time. When we finished up David asked if I felt like going by the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham and I said sure.
David was looking for a specific rose and some other plants to add to our landscape. He does a great job in choosing the plants finding the right spot for them. And if he decides it doesn't work he'll rip it up. Doesn't happen to often. I found the root on this huge crepe myrtle unique. The smooth bark and the twisting roots. And this pretty flower climbing up a pole close by.