I apologize for the lack of posting but I continue to feel beaten down by all the negative news and events. I have had many posting ideas but have lacked the motivation and concentration to actually write them.
So we finally got the results from my dad's implanted monitor and it's good - he needs a pacemaker which he is having implanted this afternoon. Since he is having the monitor removed and the pacemaker implanted and he's 76, he'll stay in the hospital overnight and be home in the morning.
The pacemaker will improve his quality of life. The arrhythmia medication is designed to regulate his heartbeat thus not allowing his heart to beat faster when needed like when walking up steps, walking up mild inclines, riding his bike faster than 10 mph, etc causing. The pacemaker, which is so much better than they were even 10 years ago, automatically adjusts to increased activity so everything will be much easier. The pacemaker will also track and record his heart functions that can be downloaded every three months or so - amazing. It was interesting to learn that microwaves no longer effect them but he'll only be able to use his cell on his opposite ear. This makes me think that there maybe something to that cell phone causing brain cancer myth.
Everyone else is good and Truvy and Tramp are enjoying the cooler weather as it means they get to go on Jeep rides again.
Thanks for all your good thoughts and kind words.