Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Carotid Artery Surgery

After visiting the vascular surgeon (another ultrasound) - they found Ron's right carotid artery was 80% blocked.  He underwent surgery yesterday; and the doctor told us that Ron's artery was ulcerated as well as blocked.........."something would have happened".............so I'm glad to have this behind us. Ron spent the night in ICU (higher risk of stroke or heart attack after this surgery) - it was an uneventful night.  He was released this afternoon. He's sitting here relaxing; no lifting or driving for a few weeks.   So happy he's okay - like I alway say, "He's a tough old bird"!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

TIA - Mini stroke

Two weeks ago Ron had an episode while driving; he had a tingling on his left side and lost control of his left hand. After a visit to his doctor,  Ron was diagnosed with a TIA (mini stroke).  An ultrasound of his carotid artery (neck) was performed and the doctor found a (50-65%) blockage on his right side.  Ron was referred to a neurologist and a vascular surgeon; his first appointment is this Tuesday, March 11th.

Monday, February 24, 2014