Friday, August 17, 2007

If your spouse has heart issues, you just worry

Cliff mentioned being light-headed a couple of days ago as we were taking our morning walk. 

Today he said, "Well, I guess I'm going to have to go to the doctor."

"You're still dizzy?"

"Not dizzy, just light-headed.  But once in awhile I wonder if I should sit down.  It's like I'm not in control."

I called the doctor's office; the nurse there asked Cliff some questions on the phone, and an appointment was made for Monday morning.

I've googled until I'm dizzy.  Could be heart problems, could be inner ear.  We've taken his blood pressure several times, but it's right where it ought to be, not too low... not high. 

He hasn't had arrhythmia or chest pain. 

I think Cliff has pushed his luck with the heat lately.  That's what I think.  He works in 100-degree temperatures on his job.  He goes out weed-eating in the pasture in full sun, with temperatures in the 90's.  But what do I know?

I'll let you know Monday, if we find out anything.

17 comments:

jeff466 said...

Good luck at the doctors, hopefully it's just the heat and everything else is okay :)

Hope ya'll have a great weekend-Jeff

deshelestraci said...

Yeah, sounds like heat.  My husband is on the couch after a really rough week of 100 degree heat.  Hope all goes well and Cliff takes it easy.
Traci

marainey1 said...

I agree, too much heat.  Everyone needs to slow down a bit in the  heat.  We really can't do as much , it will wait.  'On Ya' - ma

robinngabster said...

Well I have vertigo so I am always dealing with dizzy spells.  I think if you can get him to tell you when he feels dizzy it will make it easier to diagnois...like is it when he stands from a sitting position, when he lays down, or is it all the time.  Is he drinking enough water?  Check his pupils and see if they are the same size.  And by all means MAKE him take it easy until Monday.  My Dad is a lot like Cliff and they don't realize they just cant work in this heat like they could when they were young bucks.  Keep us posted.

ryanagi said...

Oh boy. He probably has just over done it. But always better safe than sorry. Hope all is ok!

cgtperkins said...

He probably has been too hot. Is he drinking plenty of fluids? There are so many things that it could be. Dont think too bad, wait and see the Dr. Hope things go well. Keep us updated.
Carrie

sugarsweet056 said...

It's much too hot for Cliff to be out in this heat!!!
Hope all goes well with checkup. Saying a little prayer for him tonight.
Hugs,
Sug

madcobug said...

I sure hope they find out exactally what is wrong with Cliff. Vertigo can certainly make you feel like that but he should take it easier in this heat. It's been in the 100's everyday here this week.

tendernoggle said...

Has he ever had his sugar checked?
Just wondering....
Love ya,
carlene

fowfies said...

I hope everything turns out to be alright and it is just this heat. I can believe that could very well be what it is, especially if he is not taking in enough fluids. It has just been brutal hot and will just drain you in no time. Hope he gets to feeling better.

bnanajm said...

My bet is on the heat.  Is he staying hydrated?

As always, he is in my prayers.

XXOO

lmitc89854 said...

Sounds like you are right, it is either an inner ear problem, or more likely a heat thing. Always good to check it out.  

gardone1 said...

DEAR MOSIE MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU BOTH I AM SURE IT COULD BE JUST THE TERRIBLE HEAT YOU AR ALL HAVEING AND TO THINK CLIFF IS WORKNG IN 100* WEATHER IS NOT GOOD AT ALL FOR HIS HEART CONDITION SO PLEASE DON'T WORRY ALL WILL BE OK SO FOR NOW CHOW AND BLESSINGS AND PRAYERS :0))                                                          MARIA

magran42 said...

My my why don't they listen to us.  CY worked out all last week and one day it was 104.  He doesn't seem to have any problems from it but ????  Be sure and let us know what comes of the appointment Monday.

lorinokla said...

I hope it is nothing serious. Glad hes going in on Monday, sooner the better that will certainly ease your worries.

redpoppy007 said...

i bet it is the heat. He needs to stay in where it is cool.
hope he is ok.

luvmort said...

Could be too much salt in his diet but, better to go to a doctor!