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"!