Well, after the hospitaliztion of my hubby in August, we got another jolt this month. Bob had a stress test and did not do well during phase 2 of the exam, so the doctor scheduled an angiogram. The angiogram was 2 weeks ago, and discovered that 2 of the blood vessels that feed the heart are 100% blocked and he needs to have one of the valves in his heart repaired and another replaced. During the angiogram, also found that his heart was not pumping effectively. So we went back to the hospital today for another exam to determine what the functionality of the heart was and to clear him for surgery. The test done today is called a TEE-or transesophageal echocardiogram. The doctor looks at the heart via a camera passed through a tube into the esophagus. He has a couple of things to get accomplished before the surgery can happen, but we are hoping to get the surgery over by the first of the year.