Master went this week for His pre-surgical physical in preparation for the shoulder replacement surgery that is scheduled for June 17. All of us assumed that this would be a relatively pro-forma appointment -- just part of the "getting ready for the main event" folderol. Imagine our surprise and shock when a routine EKG revealed that He has had a heart attack! Sometime. Without any symptoms that any of us can remember. Apparently, this kind of "silent heart attack" is not that uncommon -- especially with diabetics.
So, now He has an appointment scheduled with His cardiologist on Friday, so that we can see what this is all about and what comes next. We are in shock, and unsure what all of this will mean for His shoulder replacement. Clearly, without getting this situation evaluated and managed, the surgery is too risky. On the one hand, this feels like a huge disappointment, a roadblock, and an aggravation. On the other hand, I really do believe that it is way better to know about this now rather than having it discovered while He was on the operating table. Very scary thought...
So Friday will be the beginning of dealing with this latest hurdle. Sheesh!