2.Wishing I was on an ark
4. What the hell
"See?" I asked the Lovely Bride. "I'm supposed to eat more kimchi."
"That's not what he said," she replied.
"He said I should take good care of myself. Cabbage is healthy. Q.E.D."
The Lovely Bride turned her attention back to the cardiologist.
"Doctor, can you summarize?" she asked.
"Certainly," he replied, clearly relieved to have something to discuss besides fermented vegetables. "Your husband is in atrial fibrillation again. The choice is whether to attempt another cardioversion, coupled with new medications, or to let him live with the condition."
"And as I understand it," I interjected, "the new drugs would carry a small but measurable risk of lung, liver, or heart failure."
"Correct," said the doctor.
"And the research doesn't indicate one way or the other whether living with A-Fib will impact my life expectancy."
"True," he said.
"And my quality of life isn't being impacted in any significant way by my irregular heartbeat."
"You're the best judge of that," he said.
"So, balancing all that, am I wrong to forgo the medication?"
"I can't answer that," he said.
"I've thought about this," I told the Lovely Bride.
"I suppose you have," she said.
I hope I'm right, I thought.
Posted by Snag at 11:00 PM