Mark Watson

Archive for June, 2017

Health Update: Here’s What I Know

by on Jun.26, 2017, under Amyloidosis


It was a good day.  No unexpected issues found during my physical and today my heart is beating correctly.  It seems to have a mind of its own, beating correctly for a few days and then poof!  I wake up in flutter.  This phenomenon usually happens about 2:30 to 3:00 in the morning.  No clue why.

I am scheduled for the cardiac ablation on July 11th in an effort to rid my heart of the flutter.  I am so ready to give this another try.

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayer as the next 3 weeks crawl by.

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It’s All Heart

by on Jun.12, 2017, under Amyloidosis

A new update on the Afib. I returned to Prairie Heart today to see about correcting my atrial flutter. They were able to witness it firsthand via the pacemaker reading. It’s a mystery why some days are perfect and other days are well. . . not so perfect. They determined that they will perform another cardiac ablation on July 11th. This is not without risk but given all my other issues, this seems to be the best of a bad thing. This particular type is a little more serious and will require an overnight stay. They were able to work this around my chemo schedule and everything should be good to go. So one more month of this before relief is in sight.

Prayers for a safe procedure and quick recovery are appreciated.

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June 5, 2017 Treatment

by on Jun.07, 2017, under Amyloidosis

Monday’s treatment was uneventful.  That’s the good news.  We arrived at Mayo on Sunday evening only to realize that I had left my medicine at home.  I told the PA first thing when I arrived for my appointment that all was well except my memory!  She told me I wasn’t the first one to forget something like that and probably wouldn’t be the last.  She promptly called the pharmacy and had me taken care of in time for chemo.

The heart has been pretty stable the last couple of weeks with very little flutter or afib.  I go back to the cardiologist on June 12th to see if more work is needed.  I’m hoping this either clears up on its own or he can do another ablation.  Either way, I would like for it to be beating correctly.  The days I have the flutter are exhausting.

Next treatment is June 26th.  Please pray that the next 21 days continue to go well!

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