I honestly intended for this next post to be the pictures of the wonderful gifts that Lorraine sent to me.
But there is news to report, news too good to keep.
Yesterday Himself visited the Cardiologist, who proclaimed that he is doing well and that the stents in his heart now have a 98% likelihood of holding indefinitely. There was an incident a few weeks ago, a brief period of light-headedness that resolved quickly. But Dr. Cohen wants Joe to wear a monitor for two weeks. Just to see. Which is fine.
There's another peculiarly wonderful piece of news. Twenty years ago, at the time of opening his own practice, Joe developed a spot of eczema on the palm of his hand. Various treatments have had no effect. The dermatologist was not optimistic.
When Joe took sick in May, he was put on a raft of medicines (or medications, as the case may be!). Blood thinner, cholesterol-lowerer, platelet-coater, and I can't think what else. And all at once, the hand rash cleared up, never to return. He mentioned to the doctor yesterday, who had never heard of such a thing. That's okay.
But he's going to tell the dermatologist when he sees her next. Perhaps something can be figured out that might help someone else!
And I promise to post the pictures of Lorraine's bounty next time. Honest.
Yours for healthy hearts,