Where in the world is . . . ?

Carmen San Diego?

If you remember Carmen San Diego, you deserve a high five.

But actually the question you're probably wondering is where in the world I have been since Easter!

To be perfectly honest, after a year of pushing pretty hard with this blog, between writing, searching for guest bloggers, and publicizing in various places, I went through a pretty severe burnout.  I found myself overwhelmed with all of it, to the point that even putting words to paper felt impossible.

Then at the end of April, my husband started having severe indigestion (or so we thought).  We shouldn't have waited as long as we did, but after a few days, we decided he needed to go to the urgent care clinic to get a prescription or something, since the OTC medicines we had been using were not helping.  The clinic decided to do an EKG, and when it looked somewhat abnormal, but not significantly so, they decided he should go to the ER to have them check it out just in case.

After another EKG and bloodwork in the ER, it was determined that he was having or had already had a heart attack.  I never actually learned which.  He was admitted to the hospital and quickly taken to see if he had a blockage, and when they discovered a blockage in one of the more minor arteries of his heart, they immediately placed a stent.  The doctor gave us before and after images of the artery, and the difference is shocking, once the doctor explained what we were seeing.

We spent the next three nights at the hospital for monitoring, and he was discharged the last Friday of April with a stack of new prescriptions and instructions to show up for cardiac rehab the next week.

He is doing amazingly well.  We've changed his diet, though we had already done that to some degree before the heart attack.  His blood sugar (he is Type II diabetic) has been amazing.  And the cardiologist said that his heart received no damage at all.  I find that pretty amazing, and I feel like God was all over this.  It was a scary time, but I think that this happened to scare us into making more significant changes so that something worse won't happen in the future.

I have started looking for a second job.  I work about 40 hours a week, and Adrian works at least 40 hours a week, but our student loan debt is just not dropping as quickly as I would like.  On top of that, we also have whatever medical bills we have left over after insurance covers their part.  It's been two weeks since he was released, and I still haven't seen a bill, so I'm slightly hopeful that maybe insurance covered everything, but it's more likely that everything has just not gone through the system yet.  Working an extra 15-20 hours a week doesn't exactly appeal to me, but I think I can handle it for a while to put us on a more stable footing.  We don't have children yet, and I want to be able to stay at home when we do, so it makes sense to put in some extra time now.  I have put in applications at about a half dozen places so far, but I haven't heard anything back yet.  I would appreciate your prayers about that.

I've started working on the post about angels that I promised way too long ago, and I hope to have it finished before much longer.  I don't plan on keeping up a rigorous publishing schedule like I was before, but I hope to be consistently offering you something, even if it isn't as often as before.  Once I am able to find a second job, I'm not sure how often I will be posting, at least until I get into a rhythm with the new schedule.

Thank you all for sticking around through all this rambling.  I could keep going, but I'm about to head out with my husband to listen to some music tonight!  I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend!

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