Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Reading Update and It’s Done!

I got my heart valve fixed! Doctor said he couldn’t even hear the murmur anymore. Turned out better than he even expected. That’s good. The bad part… I went into Afib  toward the end of the procedure. Because of that, I have to take blood thinners for 30 days and wear a heart monitor during that time. What a pain! I just hope the Afib was a quirk and I don’t have a permanent issue that requires me to take blood thinners forever. Just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, I can’t drive for 14 days and I can’t lift anything heavier than 5 pounds. Most of that is due to how the procedure was conducted. Basically, the hole in my groin area. Gotta make sure it heals correctly.

Here’s what I read since my last update:

Book 19

Dates read: June 12-20, 2022
Title: Justice Ascending
Year of publication: 2017
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Genre: Apocalyptic romantic suspense
Series: Scorpius Syndrome #3
# of Pages: 333
Paper or plastic: Mass market paperback
How obtained: Purchased
Blurb from the book: Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly—and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he’s lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there’s no turning back for either of them…
    Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she’s one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she’s not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she’ll face even that hell again to save him.
My thoughts: Tace didn’t start out as an Alpha male until he contracted Scorpius in Book one. Apparently, one of the effects of Scorpius (if you survived and are a male), is becoming an Alpha male. Well, that’s what I see. But I enjoyed this book. Lots of action and suspense. And love. Can’t forget the love.

I don’t know how long it’ll take for me to recover from the surgery. I’m encouraged to walk, but apparently not as far as I usually do (around 2 miles a day). The temps are going up again, so it’s probably a good thing not to walk that far anyway. The mornings aren’t even cool when it’s been in the 90s the day before. So I won’t push it.

So… are you roasting on this second day of summer? We are!

Happy Reading!



Maria Zannini said...

I know you're glad that's over. Did they explain why they made a hole in your groin to fix a heart valve?

Hope that's it for you guys. You've both had enough fun with hospitals for a while.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Excellent! Do as the doctor says and take it easy so you completely recover.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Maria - The doctor inserted the mitraclip in the groin and traveled it up the vein to the heart. Pretty fascinating how they do it.

Alex - Doing my best!

JeffO said...

I'm so glad to hear the news, Stacy, and I hope your recovery goes well!

Send a little of that heat our way. We topped out around 60 or so earlier this week and we're currently sitting in a conveyor belt of rain.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Jeff - I'm sure the heat will hit you eventually. Hot and humid seem to be the thing this summer... and it's just started!!