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A long absense
Friday, August 31, 2018      27 comments

I have really stepped back on SP but find I have mixed emotions to going back to work after heart surgery and all the complications with warfarin and internal bleeding. That is all behind me now but the days pass with a preoccupation wit... Read more
Cardiac surgeon is pleased.
Saturday, August 18, 2018      27 comments

My surgeon was very pleased with my recovery and saddened that the warfarin caused so much trouble. One in 4 million people have such dire results from this blood thinner. Mine was such a traumatic and almost deadly allergic reaction tha... Read more
Slow and steady wins the race
Friday, August 10, 2018      31 comments

Working to increase the amount of time spent on the machines in cardiac rehab. So far, 8 minutes is the maximum. That works for me. The therapists are cautiously proceeding. I wear a heart monitor the entire time and all has gone well. ... Read more
First day of cardiac rehab
Wednesday, August 08, 2018      27 comments

Monday's session was spent getting history and seeing what I was capable of doing now-not much. I will use the Nu-Step today (like a recumbent bike) and the treadmill. I am sure the hour will go fast but I do not anticipate huge gains or... Read more
Monday musings
Monday, August 06, 2018      23 comments

Do not take your health for granted. Life can change in the blink of an eye. I start cardiac rehab today. I hope that after my doctor's appointment on Thursday that I can drive my car again. That was a precaution from the heart surgery a... Read more
Now, I know
Friday, August 03, 2018      25 comments

After the last difficult month, I know I cannot take warfarin, aspirin or ibuprofen again-ever. I know I will stay on iron, a blood pressure med and pantoprazole for at least 3 months and maybe longer. None are a big deal or inconvenience ... Read more
Brief Update
Thursday, July 19, 2018      27 comments

I have very little energy yet but I can tell you that the open heart surgery was a valve repair, lasted 4 hours and went well. I stayed in the hospital for 6 days, returning home on July 8th, feeling pretty good. I came home on several m... Read more
The journey continues
Saturday, June 30, 2018      29 comments

This will be my last blog for a time, at least a week but maybe 2 weeks. Tomorrow, after church, coffee time, chores and such, DH and I will travel to the Big City, have a quiet dinner with 4 of the 5 children and partners before we go t... Read more
Final Friday in June
Friday, June 29, 2018      26 comments

Today I go in for my pre-op check in, getting my blood type and matched in case I need a transfusion during open heart surgery. The last 10 days have passed in a flurry of activity to make sure I have as much done ahead as I could. I h... Read more
Wrapping things up in a positive way
Sunday, June 24, 2018      23 comments

I am tidying things up on SP while concentrating on making arrangements for surgery and an absence from normal routines and just normal everything. Life as I knew it has changed but life in the "new" normal has yet to be revealed. Don't ... Read more
The future is now
Saturday, June 23, 2018      21 comments

As the date gets closer for surgery, I find myself wrapping up old projects (for now) and starting new ones. The basement is on hold but I did get quite a bit done. The rummage sale started yesterday and the museum ladies seem to be doin... Read more
No turning back now
Wednesday, June 20, 2018      23 comments

My 2 echocardiograms went well on Monday. The first basically confirmed that I needed the second and also confirmed I needed the angiogram later. The limited echo show a greater heart murmur and more blood pooling in that chamber of the ... Read more
Travel plans
Monday, June 18, 2018      20 comments

Up at the normal time and getting ready to meet with the cardiologist. DH, DS and I did move all the pullets out to the farm yesterday. The weather was a bit cooler and we wanted to beat the rain and storms. As it turned out, we had ra... Read more
Sizzling Sunday
Sunday, June 17, 2018      16 comments

Maybe not as hot and humid as yesterday but lots of plans-just in case. We have half-grown pullets in the backyard barn that need to be moved-today. Opening one of the small doors on the back of the shed helped. Funny that DH forgot t... Read more
Making good use of my time
Saturday, June 16, 2018      18 comments

Working on several projects in the house and at the farm. Yesterday was clean up the front yard at the acreage-moving old metal cages out to the rubble site. We should have done it last year but now it is done. We cleaned out a small c... Read more

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