Colonoscopy and Electrical CardioversionSteve, my dad, has been in a-fib (arterial fibrillation) for a few weeks. His heart rate was jumping from 81-110. It was wearing him out and making him short of breath . He went to get his heart restarted.(Electrical Cardioversion). They weren't able to, because there was a blockage in his esophagus. My immediate reaction was fear. I worried it might be esophageal cancer.
Then I worried, because Steve's a pretty non compliant as a patient. If anything's wrong chances are he won't do as the doctor instructed. His scope and a colonoscopy were scheduled for today. He's 64 and has never had a colonoscopy. I's recommended you get one starting at age 50 if you're low risk and every ten years.
We got a call around 10:00 am to say that everything was fine. The blockage in Steve's esophagus was his wacky anatomy. A complication from his pneumonectomy http://lung-cancer.emedtv.com/pneumonectomy/pneumonectomy.htmlis that his heart and esophagus have shifted toward the hollow space where his lung used to be. It makes working on his heart difficult.
An Honest Mistake or a Lie?Okay we'll pretend we think it's an honest mistake.
I've heard it said that if three different people witness an accident, they will describe it in three different ways. The powers of observation and memory are colored by our life experience and make up. So even though I'm sure my account of things is 100% correct I won't call them liars.
Writing ProgressA Journey of Laughter Through Tears - No writing today. I had to work on an employee evluation. I'll try to write 1,000 words tomorrow to meet my 500 word day goal.
By J. Aday Kennedy
The Differently-Abled Writer & Speaker