Oh gosh... absolutely engulfing
you and your husband in healing, calming light.
Practical question: Does your husband have disability insurance? If not, can anything be done about that?
Now -- if it looks to the doctor like your husband has had a heart attack, he may very well have had
one -- they can masquerade as indigestion, a backache, all sorts of things. And if the doctor wants him to stay home from work, then he needs to do it! He's being given an opportunity here to catch this in time, but if he pushes it, he could give himself another attack. Surely he can stay home until after the tests on Tuesday... try to persuade him.
I don't remember what the actual statistic is, but some huge percentage of people actually die from their first
heart attack -- no warning shot, no second chance, just gone. Your husband is so lucky to have gotten a warning! He needs to heed it.
And you're so good for going with him to the appointment. Take a notepad along, so you can write down everything they tell you, and also jot down any questions that occur to you. It's hard to keep the details straight when the situation is so emotional... you'll feel better if you write it all down.
My father has had several heart attacks and two bouts of congestive heart failure, one of which led to a six-way bypass, so I've been there. A lot
. And this nuclear test they're going to do is amazing -- it will give you so much information! And with that information, they can figure out exactly
what needs to be done. For my father, they didn't even have to stop his heart and put him on a machine -- the surgeon was so good, he was able to perform six bypasses on a beating heart!
Miracles can be done these days... so keep the faith.