Sunday, January 24, 2010

Heartfelt Updates……

  

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   I just thought I would pop in quickly and let everyone know I am ok. I am so appreciative to you all for checking in on me like you have. It’s been a tough month or two for my entire family. I am doing much better. I had a couple of set backs that turned out to be minor and more fear factor than problems. My heart attack left me feeling very vulnerable. Any little squeak or squawk I felt, was subject to debate. After some reassurance from my new doctor, I am now on the mend, physically and mentally. In short, the heart attack changed my life, but first it scared the be Jesus out of me! Next week I go back to work and I also start Cardiac Rehab at the end of the week. I am so looking forward to all of it. There was a time a couple of weeks ago that I could not stand just sitting around this house. Now I am quite comfy doing that. I have made two nice pillows and am working on a third. My home has been my sanctuary….where I was able to heal and be comfortable too. Then it happened…….

   Just as we were starting to get a little too comfy, we got a call from my mother in law and good friend Alice….last Tuesday. My father in law Woody, whose blog is GoodOldBeans , was in the hospital. It started out with chest pains and pains in both his arms. He has been having this for a while off and on. He went in for a stress test and they decided to keep him overnight. They did an echocardiogram and all sorts of tests….they never did the stress test. Long story short, he had some dye injected into his heart area and they found out he was 80% blocked in one artery and 90% blocked in another! He had an angioplasty with 3 and 1/2 stents. It was surreal. He ended up on the same floor as I was on and in a room right next to mine and had the same nurses and on and on. While visiting him, I ran into some of them. He is still in the hospital as I write this entry. He had some minor complications that I will let him write to you all about when he is better and able to blog about it. We have all been praying for him and he has been a trouper. Alice is doing good too….she’s a tough lady. I feel bad for my husband….going through this with me and then with his dad. I think it has kind of worn him out but he is a very faithful man and stays close to God. Hubby and his brother Joe are in the hospital with Woody right now. They brought him in an apple laptop to play with while he is recuperating! So….we have been busy once again. I will be visiting you all as soon as I can. :)

   I spoke with my friend Kathleen from Rural Maine Life not long ago. What a great lady!!! We plan on getting together sometime soon! I can’t wait to meet her in person. She sent me the most wonderful card with an announcement regarding a prayerful healing Novena being said for me, starting in February!! Isn’t that something??? I was honored by that. I hope you are all well and enjoying the new year. You are in my heart….even though I cannot get there lately to visit you for long. See you soon and please say a quick prayer for Woody and Alice.:):)

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7 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

So glad to hear you are mending well. . but sorry about your father-in-law! Hope everyone is in tip top shape again soon.

CC said...

I am so happy that you're feeling better, and I will keep both Woody and Alice in my thoughts. Blessings to you all.

Shelia said...

Hi Debbie! I'm so glad to hear you're feeling better! Sorry about your father in law! Bless his heart. You're in my thoughts and prayers for a quick recovery and Woody too! Now take care and don't over exert yourself.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Kathleen said...

Hi Debbie, whew, your family has been through a lot. Glad to know you are all hanging in there with prayers and each other to hang on too. Back to work this week, huh? Bet it will feel great. And rehab starts later this week....I bet you are going to love it. I went to the gym, today. I am pushing myself, trying to lose weight. I must admit, it feels good. Hope to talk and see you soon. Luv and hugs, Kathleen

Dawn said...

Debbie, What a double whammy! I hope you both are doing better.
Let me know about the plans and I may be able to join. Madame has every one of her cheer competitions in Feb. (figures)

Anonymous said...

A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. ....................................................

Elenka said...

My prayers for all of you! Sometimes, when it rains, it pours. I hope the stents do the job and I hope that you are back in tip top shape very, very soon.
BYW, when my husband was in the hospital, his laptop didn't work (internet) so you're lucky if your father in laws can work. I've had enough of the hospital and I imagine you have too.
Take it easy and take care of yourself.
This Valentine's day there will be lots of hearts to celebrate!

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