Sunday, August 23, 2015

Interesting weekend – but I didn’t like it

Friday was the last teacher workday, student come Monday. I have to get this year started or it won’t finish so I’d okay with that.  But I was up a little earlier than I’d planned Friday. Nick woke me about 3:30 saying, “Sorry to bother you, but I’m having chest pains and we need to go to the ER.”

Terrible way to wake, but he kept me calm by just being himself.  He wasn’t hurting badly and I admire him for realizing he still needed to be checked out. We live in a small town and at that time in the morning there was no one else at the ER so they took him back right away.  It wasn’t a heart attack, thank God, but he was having trouble with atrial fibrillation. When we got there the top of his heart was beating over 300 beats per minute – not good. They were quickly able to get the heart beat to normal after some meds, but they wanted to admit him for more tests.

They seemed absolutely amazed at his answers to their questions.

Do you smoke? No
Do you drink? In moderation
Any recreational drugs? No
What medications are you on? None
Ever been hospitalized? No
What surgeries have you had? Only wisdom teeth
Are you abused at home? Long pause… small grin… No.
Do you get any exercise? I help my father in the garden

Seriously there was no reason for this man to be having any problems!

I had to go into school for at least a little while and Nick told me to go on – he’s not one to want someone, even me, hovering over him. So while I was gone they did an ultrasound and a chemical stress test – both of which ‘looked good’ we were told. 

As with most hospital stays it was mostly boring and when I got back I was so tired. Nick moved over in the bed and told me to lie down for a nap. I was too tired to argue and Nick and I were napping peacefully when Mollie got there. Mollie wasn’t sure she approved, but we just laughed at her.

She did think one thing we told her about the day was ‘precious’. Nick wears two hearing aids, but one of them is off being repaired. As we got him settled in his room he got the battery warning that the other one was going out. He really wouldn’t be able to hear at all without either of them so I took the battery out of my hearing aid and gave it to him. For some reason the story tickled Mollie – she felt it was ‘very romantic in a little old couple way.’

Heart problems, hearing aids and two napping in a hospital bed – we may sound ancient but he still spanks my butt whenever he likes and we still use our cuff, blindfolds and various sex toys frequently. Life does stay interesting.

Written by PK at 7:00 PM



At 12:26 AM, Blogger Cat said...

You two are cute PK but sure don't consider you a little old couple!

Sending lots of prayers, healing energy and positive thoughts for Nick!

Hugs and blessings...Cat

At 12:56 AM, Blogger Meredith Malloy said...

Cute post that ends with the fact that Nick is on the mend.. Getting older does mean getting better.

At 5:21 AM, Blogger appy said...

I am glad Nick is OK. So you both wer hearing aids. :)


At 6:14 AM, Blogger lindy thomas said...

PK so glad there is a happy ending to this story. How romantic sharing hearing aids and hospital beds. You are definitely not an old couple, enjoy life to the max.
Lindy x

At 6:17 AM, Blogger Roz said...

Hi PK, very cute post, I love the last paragraph! You know the're only as old as you feel :)

So glad Nick is ok. I don't consider you a little old couple either :)


At 6:27 AM, Blogger abby said...

Glad to hear that Nick is doing well...that must have been very scary. I have found that getting 'older' does have a few rewards...;)
hugs abby

At 6:59 AM, Blogger Florida Dom said...

Hope he is feeling well enough soon to give you a good spanking. You are a wonderful couple.


At 8:15 AM, Blogger Minelle Labraun said...

I'm relieved that Nick is on the mend. It is so hard when our man is ill. Scary. He is a smart guy to realize how important it was to get to the ER fast!
The hearing aide story made me smile.
The last paragraph made me think YES! Good for us mature couples, we are still young!

At 9:04 AM, Blogger Leigh Smith said...

Verycute post and I'm so glad Nick is fine. Isn't it funny how he defies the rules.
Love the last part, youngsters need to know that even us "old folks" are still young at heart and in our heads.

At 9:26 AM, Blogger an English Rose said...

Oh gosh what a nasty scare! Poor Nick. I hope he feels back to normal soon. Loved the bit about the hearing aids, True Love!!
love Jan,xx

At 10:14 AM, Blogger Ella said...

Thanks for the update, PK. It is good that they didn't find anything to worry over. I will keep you two in my thoughts, though.

The both of you in the hospital bed reminds me of Cassie and Tom!!

Take good care of that man,

At 10:27 AM, Blogger DelFonte said...

Glad to read Nick is doing okay, must have been scary. So sweet, sharing battery and bed.
hugs DF

At 11:47 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

You do make me smile. Scary but happy to read Nick is fine.


At 1:22 PM, Blogger Baby Girl said...

This story is so wonderfully full of love!!! Happy that things are okay and that he went to go get checked out! :-)

All my best,
Baby Girl :-)

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Downunder Don said...

I am glad Nick and you are OK.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Cat, my views on age have certainly changed with the times.

At 7:04 PM, Blogger PK said...

I know we're a better couple than we were when we were younger.

At 7:06 PM, Blogger PK said...

Me too! I hear really well out of one ear, so I don't wear mine all the time - he really needs them both. It cuts down on whispering sweet nothings to one another, but we manage.

At 7:09 PM, Blogger PK said...

Well, we're not spring chickens any more, but I think we're holding our own.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger PK said...

I love the age we are - close to retirement and maybe we can be an example to younger couples that this lifestyle can keep you together and excited with one another for a long time.

At 7:15 PM, Blogger PK said...

It was scary. Getting older is challenging and surprising. You know these things may be coming, but they always comes as a shock.

At 7:18 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'll let him rest for a day or two then we'll see!

At 7:20 PM, Blogger PK said...

It was scary and I too am very happy he was smart enough to go to the hospital. I guess our age doesn't matter as long as we're enjoying ourselves.

At 7:26 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm just tickled he's as healthy as he is. I just hope young folks - my own and those reading realize life doesn't stop at 40!

At 7:26 PM, Blogger PK said...

He seems normal now - anxious to hear what the doctor says this week.

At 7:27 PM, Blogger PK said...

I did think of Cassie when I crawled in, ha. But then I was asleep! I'll take care of him for sure.

At 7:30 PM, Blogger PK said...

I'm happy he's feeling good today. It was worrisome but Nick was so calm it really helped me.

At 7:31 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Ronnie, that's all that matters.

At 7:32 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks! We do make a pretty good couple, young or old.

At 7:32 PM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks so much.

At 6:10 PM, Blogger Blondie said...

Very proud of your husband for admitting that he needed to go to the hospital. Prayers to both of you for continued good health. I can only imagine what Molly thought when seeing her parents being so close. You two are great role models of a good relationship.

At 6:49 AM, Blogger PK said...

Me too, I would have expected him to power on - he's smarter than I thought. Mollie might roll her eyes as we hug and kiss - but I know she so happy that we are still close.

At 7:01 AM, Blogger Ami Starsong said...

Just catching up around here. I am so very glad that Nick is okay. Loved reading about you two "old folk"! (Giggle!) Frankly, I'm with you - make the most of life! (Wink!) Just perhaps leave "jumping off the top of the wardrobe" out of the mix for a while!


At 6:09 AM, Blogger PK said...

Thanks Ami, yeah we keeping things calm - no wardrobe jumping - at least not this week!


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