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(Allie & Harris) Wife, teacher, patient, thinker, friend, worrier, planner, seeker. These are the hats I wear on a daily basis for the roles in my life. Harris and I've been married since 1999 and we have two fur babies of the feline sort. We have a pretty good life, all things considered. But, it's not complete. Seven years ago I received a diagnosis of PCOS, a condition which has taken a toll on both my body and soul. It will not beat me though and we will be parents.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Oh, What A Night...

Just arrived back from having spent a night in the hospital with Harris hooked up to heart monitors.  For the last week, he has been having worsening tightness in his chest, shortness of breath, nausea, dizziness, etc.  Now, keep in mind he's only 35, but we buried one of his friends this past Monday who dropped dead on the golf course from a massive heart attack.  The heat here has been pretty intense this past week (not Indian intense, but really hot) with temps running around 100 degrees and a heat index around 110.  Harris' job responsibilities have him working outside 95% of the time.  So, when I got home last night and found him laying on the bed, too tired to eat, I was concerned.  When he had to sit down after taking out the trash, I told him to put on pants we were going to the hospital.  We made the 1.5 hour drive to the heart center, and they pumped him full of fluids, ran an EKG, did a chest x-ray, checked heart enzymes, and ran blood panel after blood panel.  Thankfully, they have ruled out a heart attack, and preliminary tests don't look like there's a blood clot.  Monday we are going to a cardiologist for a stress test to check his heart function. 

It's been quite a long night.  We did find humor in the doctor asking if he was under any unusual stress right now.  I don't know, does overseas surrogacy and waiting to find a heartbeat for the 2nd week count as "stress" or is that just par for the course at this point?

9 comments:

  1. Hoping Harris is feeling better - ha stress - has the dr ever been through surrogacay and/or infertility issues.... Best wishes, K and J

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  2. Hope Harris gets well soon- yes super stressed every day actually. X

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  3. I hope Harris makes a speedy recovery . Allie I hope you take car of your during this time as well. Thinking of you both

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  4. Here is to Harris making a speedy return to good form!! Stress can do awful things to a body and I hope you get some good news soon that may turn July into a much better month xx

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  5. Hope it's just heat and baby stress!

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  6. wishing Harris well soon x

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  7. Wishing Harris a speedy recovery and some good news for you both in August!

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  8. oh wow!!! Thank goodness you didn't go on a mini-adventure like we talked about. So scary! Glad he is doing better. Hopefully it was something small light heat exhaustion (that's small, ryt?)

    Feel better Harris!

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