Yesterday, took a surprising twist. My spouse was having symptoms of a possible heart attack. She’d been not feeling well since the previous Sunday.
Because of the nature of her complaint, she was immediately whisked in for analysis. I was the bystander, while she got poked and prodded.
Five hours later, good news. No heart problems were found. That made up for the monotony of monitors that beeped and chirped–and waiting, yes, lots of waiting.
I was amazed at how much was done by computerization. A far cry from the days of physically taking temps, blood pressure, checking pulses.
When I worked in the ER, things were done in old school ways. Darkrooms for developing X-Ray film; electro-magnetic paste applied strategically to patient chests for ECG’s. There’s no way I’d want to go back to that.
A visit to the cardiologist today, and hopefully things will continue to go well. Wish us luck!