Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Little Bit From Me

I am sorry that I have not been on here much lately. There has been a lot going on in my life recently and finding the time to write has been difficult. I continue to have some health issues. I'll be seeing one specialist on Thursday and another specialist on Friday. Tests will be done at those times. I also have a major test scheduled for the 13th. I could use your help in regards to these. As I've mentioned before, I require blood thinning medications each and every day to protect myself from having blood clots which could cause strokes or heart atacks. I only require this medication because of my mechanical heart valve. The last time that I was able to take my coumadin was last night. I can have none of it again until after surgery on the 13th. At least for the next 7 days, I will require shots of Luvinox in my stomach each night. Needless to say, the next week will be touchy for me. Once surgery is over next Tuesday, my surgeon will tell me how soon I can resume with my coumadin. If all goes well, it might be as early as that evening. In the meantime, could you please say a prayer or two for me? Thank you!!!

You might think that I would be totally nervous and apprehensive about the latest problems that I am facing but that is not the case. The year, 2002, was quite a year for me. In April of that year, God blessed us with the birth of Abigayle. In May and November, I had 2 major operations. All went well with both surgeries. Since then, I have faced facts that I will never have good health again but I am much better off than many poor souls out there. I have an AMAZING support system that consists of a loving family and a host of friends. Without my Loving God and them, I don't know where I would be today... Once the cardiologist and neurologist have done their tests, we'll know what the problem is and we'll get it fixed. It may be as simple as a change of medicine. Fortunately, we should have all of our ducks in a row in the next several days. That is very reassuring.

Today brought some sad news to our family. Our son and daughter-in-law, Adam and Mel, received the news that they have suffered a miscarriage. Please pray for them and keep them in your hearts. We were all very excited for this baby to arrive. For some reason, God has different plans. We accept them and continue onward. Hopefully, they will be parents soon. Given the fact that Stan and I were childless for so many years, we can understand the pain and anguish that they are going through right now.

I just want to thank each and every one of you who have blessed us with your love and thoughts as we have gone through this latest saga with my health. Your support is gratefully accepted and appreciated.


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