Last week started out with us thinking about a new floor through the living room, dining room and kitchen. So we pulled up the old carpet, which was well over 20 years old. We also started ripping up the kitchen flooring, thinking it may have hard wood on it, but it is only designed to be a subfloor, even though it is a hard wood. We hope to make a flooring decision by January 31.
Wednesday night I awoke with some chest pain. Not knowing for sure why I was having the pain, though it was similar to the chest pain I had last February, I took a nitro glycerin tablet and Cheryl encouraged me to go to the ER. So she took me. It turns out I must have been having a slight heart attack. My troponin level was elevated. So they admitted me for observation and I was discharged on Friday, with a follow-up appointment this Thursday with my normal cardiologist. I am thankful for all the prayers of family and friends.
I didn’t let the heart attack stop me. We went to visit the Eckhardts Friday night and Saturdy to celebrate James’ 12th birthday. This past week we saw that RAGBRAI announced the 2018 route which will go through Iowa City and end in Davenport. James’ is interested in riding, so we are giving it some thought.