He Left, Why Am I So Nervous?

@andriaperry (58421)
United States
April 28, 2017 1:59pm CST
Since November 2016 we have practically been joined at the hip, not through one hospital but two, not just a regular room but CICU. Three months worth of daily treatment, driving for miles and miles daily. Not one doctor but three doctors. Good news and then bad news. A wheelchair, to cane and now walking without any help. Today he gathered his metal detector and fishing pole, covered himself in 100 sunscreen and walked out the door. Why am I so nervous? After all he is adult.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 17
I think I'd be nervous too, but good for him. What's CICU? I get the gist, not sure what the initials are for.
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• Midland, Michigan
28 Apr 17
Someone answered M.L. the same thing. Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. I would have asked too.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 17
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Well he did good and only stayed gone 3 hours.
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Apr 17
I don't think you'd be human if you weren't a bit worried about him. Hopefully he'll really enjoy being fully independent for a while. And hopefully you'll get used to it too.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
I will as long as he doesnt fall or get down and not home.
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@JudyEv (134576)
• Bunbury, Australia
29 Apr 17
@andriaperry I do understand your anxiety. Did he tell you which way he was heading?
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
@JudyEv Yes and who h would be with.
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@MALUSE (43423)
• Uzbekistan
28 Apr 17
What does CICU mean, please?
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@KristenH (24906)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
28 Apr 17
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit.
@MALUSE (43423)
• Uzbekistan
28 Apr 17
@KristenH Thank you.
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@KristenH (24906)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
29 Apr 17
@MALUSE You're welcome.
@allknowing (69306)
• India
29 Apr 17
Is this his first outing all on his own? That is great news but I quite understand your anxiety.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Yes since last Nov.
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@allknowing (69306)
• India
29 Apr 17
@andriaperry A celebration is called for.
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• Banks, Oregon
29 Apr 17
Thats good he is able to be on his on though, but i understand you worrying about him to
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
I was really afraid he would fall down.
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• Banks, Oregon
29 Apr 17
@andriaperry i am sorry
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
28 Apr 17
I don't blame you for being nervous as you have both been through so much. I hope Tony has a great day. Did he take his phone with him?
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
I think he did and yes I made sure it was on before he left.
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@Gillygirl (17361)
• Sutton, England
30 Apr 17
@andriaperry I hope he enjoyed himself.
• Midland, Michigan
28 Apr 17
Like you already said, you've been joined at the hip for so long. How long has he been walking without any help? Has it been weeks, days or a month or more. If it's not been all that long, I'd probably be nervous too. Did he take a cell phone with him, and is he just going for the day? You may want to edit this to show what the CICU means as many are asking. Rather than have to answer each one individually you could answer them here.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
About a week maybe 10 days without a cane and no he came back in 3 hours, so tired he went right to sleep. Yes always make him take the cell.
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• Midland, Michigan
29 Apr 17
@andriaperry At least he came back before he got to tuckered out. I'm sure that small trip did his morale a world of good. You did well not trailing along after him.
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@Courtlynn (55039)
• United States
28 Apr 17
I think its understandable that you're nervous
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Afraid of him falling
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@Courtlynn (55039)
• United States
29 Apr 17
@andriaperry yeah its understandable.
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@Shwetasingh (1355)
28 Apr 17
Oh 100... Isn't it a big number to use
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
its what the doctors told him to use.
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@hostessman (9948)
• Tucson, Arizona
29 Apr 17
it is not that you are nervous, it is just that you care for him and you miss him when he is not around
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
LOL, what a crock of ...... no more like he he gets hurt I will be tending to him after getting him almost well.
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@Corbin5 (115630)
• United States
28 Apr 17
It is wonderful to hear that he is off on his own, but I can understand your nervousness due to all he has been through and what he must deal with now.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
I did not want him to over do it.
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@amadeo (72905)
• United States
28 Apr 17
ao are you saying that things work out well there.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Right now yes, he is okay and I have him back up and going but it can only get worst if the doctors do not get a plan going.
@TRBRocks420 (82465)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Apr 17
Hope he has a good day fishing.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
He did not fish but sat around and talked.
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@divalounger (2250)
• United States
28 Apr 17
You have both been through a lot--how could you not be nervous!
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
very true.
@Kandae11 (40370)
28 Apr 17
I would be nervous too. You both went through a lot.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Yes A LOT!
@rusty2rusty (6766)
• Defiance, Ohio
28 Apr 17
You're nervous because you care for your friend and have been through a lot together. You do not wish any harm to come to him.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Especially since I am his caretaker.
@UncleJoe (10855)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
28 Apr 17
I'm glad he is feeling well enough to do that. Don't blame you for being concerned though.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Right. Aint nothing like undoing 6 months work on one fishing trip.
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@1creekgirl (11930)
• United States
28 Apr 17
You have given so much of yourself that it's natural to feel a little anxious when he's in a situation without you, even if if it is a good situation.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
Yes I do.
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@Trensue (5253)
• United States
28 Apr 17
Makes perfect sense. A woman's need to protect.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
He was so worn out after 3 hours he came home and went straight to sleep.
• United States
29 Apr 17
I wish my husband would go someplace LOL - just kidding. I guess you have good reason to worry.
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@andriaperry (58421)
• United States
29 Apr 17
I used to love it when no one was home, still do, but He is not well and that is my concern. That he will undo what I have accomplished in rehabbing him here at home.
• United States
29 Apr 17
@andriaperry He must feel well enough to do things if he wanted to go.