Oct 3, 2012

duelling banjos

Yes people, I can now play duelling banjos.. all be it very slowly, but I can play it..!! Told Hubby and he was like "Uh huh.." which means.. "Damn you and your ability to hear a song and play it without sheet music" Muwahahahaaa....

I shall console him by buying him a vintage fedora I saw in a second hand shop :)

He had his first heart check up since the operation, yesterday, and it went better than expected. He had the device dialled back a bit. Before it felt like it was going to jump out of his chest. And his ejection fraction has shot up to 45! which is amazing! For those of you who don't know what an EF is, to put it simply, it is the amount of blood the heart is able to pump through itself. Normal people sit around 55 to 65. When you get a low count, like Hubby has been...somewhere in the 20's then the risk of heart failure is extremely high. like drop dead at any second high. So Hubby's 45 is one more step away from that happening. Needless to say we are both ecstatic  It doesn't mean that his heart is cured, it's not, his condition is terminal, but it does mean that he doesn't have imminent death hanging over his head, AND he is feeling a lot more healthier and energetic.

So nothing but good news here. And now I am off to enjoy school holidays with my family :)

20 comments:

  1. Such good news.. Enjoy school holidays.

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  2. Hooray for good news! I have the same musical ability on piano. I can figure the basic notes to any song just by hearing. Just don't ask me to accompany. I suck big time.

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    1. lol! I can do similar on the organ. My sister hated it when we were growing up and she was doing her music exams and I would play her exam piece after I heard it :)

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  3. So good. Happy for you all.

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  4. I'd love to have that talent! My oldest son can do it, but not I. So happy that your husband is doing so well! Have fun during school break...I still get confused, feeling like I'm close to Australia but that your seasons are still different...

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    1. I do enjoy being able to play things by ear, but I do sometimes wish I had of stuck with music lessons to be able to read sheet music. Yes opposite seasons here :) Is Japan cold there now?

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    2. Yes, it's getting cooler and the leaves are starting to change. After two years of tropical living, I'm excited about fall.

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    3. I love fall/autumn. There are no maple trees around here though.

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  5. So relieved to hear the good news, Sprite! I'm so happy for your hubs. And duelling banjoes? Why, that's freaking impressive! Wow!

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    1. Thanks David. Yeah impressive will be when I can play it to match the actual speed the song is supposed to be :)

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  6. Glad to hear you have some good news. I learned to play the guitar by ear and can play other things like the piano that way as well. I eventually taught myself to read music which helps more in terms of things like complex accompaniment than anything else.

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    1. I just can't get my head around it, so I give up and just work the notes out for myself. At least my son is learning the proper way.

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  7. Great news!!!
    Impressive. So happy for you.

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    1. Thanks Ant.. it is a big relief. Do you like my watercolour background? I didn't make it, it's from blogger.

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    2. yup. But you could have made it.;)

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  8. Good news indeed! How wonderful!
    xoxo xo xo xo

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