Carol (Canyon) Scott LCarolCardio2020ABQ

First post: Oct 18, 2020 Latest post: 46 minutes ago
"Life is what happens when you're making other plans." sang John Lennon. Indeed. Journey (aka #journeythe1dog) and I are embracing a new life: a surprise, multi-month stay in Albuquerque, rather than heading south of the border for a while, as "planned." As we continue our full-time life as RV vagabonds, and on our way to Ensenada Baja, we stopped for one day here in ABQ for a check-up. As part of managing my 15-year journey with Atrial Fibrillation, I get an EKG every 6 to 12 months when things are going well. This time, I learned that things are not going so well anymore. In the past year, there have been significant changes in my heart's condition and function. So, no Baja. Here in ABQ we'll stay, working with an excellent specialist in heart arrhythmias and using a world-class hospital system...but in a city where I have no close friends or family nearby. I'm expecting to be here, getting tests and determining appropriate new treatment(s), for the foreseeable future. Some will require a day of outpatient, some might include inpatient nights; worst case scenarios involve possible (though unlikely) emergency room visits and subsequent hospital admissions. Managing all the logistics and tasks will require a few concentric circles of support for me and Journey. And all of you who love me, want to know how this walk in the land of doctors is going, or seek to be helpful--y'all need one place to go whenever you want to know. That's what this site is all about.