Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Saturday, November 03, 2012

BLESS BE THE TIE THAT BINDS

My dear friends thank you for sending me off to my surgery with  your prayers and well wishes.  Those prayers were definitely needed as I went from a very successful robotic hysterectomy directly into a massive heart attack.  Just coming home after five days with two new stents in my heart.  It will be slow going but the good news is I'm alive and I'm home and I have the best family in the world surrounding me.  What about dear Ron, well he was supposed to try to manage one night home alone while I had the first surgery and ended up here for five days fending for himself, working through is own pain and depending on the kindness of neighbors. We are both richly blessed.

26 comments:

  1. So glad to finally hear you are alright! What's funny is I'd assumed you were going in to get stents! Too bad you had to have a heart episode, but lucky you were in the right place for dealing with it fast, n not home when it happened.
    More prayers for a fast recovery, but remember to take it easy for awhile.
    Poor Ron, sounds like he coped alright n bet he is so glad you're home again- n Slim too!

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  2. What a relief that you are safely home and recovering! What a shock that was to see on facebook that you had had a massive heart attack following surgery. (((HUG)))

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  3. sending you healing energy Miss Annie and Ron too.

    I'm so sorry to hear of your heart attack but glad you were in the hospital to have it.

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  4. I realized you were struggling with health issues, but because of your reticence about talking about this so fully I did not realize the real challenges you were facing. YOu are such an UP person that this went over my head. So sorry and sending you all the energies I can. You are now on the mend and I know that spring if not much sooner will bring you back up to speed. Family and friends are the key, aren't they. My neighbor had major triple by pass a year ago and he is FULLY recovered and doing amazingly well, as will you.

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  5. The good news is you won't be having anymore kids. Man, are they ever work.
    So sorry to hear of all of this. You are home and that must feel so good. Now you can take care of each other. Time together can cure a lot. Our prayers are with you for a faster than normal recovery. Blessings!

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  6. Good to hear from you and to know that you are on the mend. Wow, what a lot to go through. Take care of yourself and know that many are praying for a full recovery for you.

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  7. Oh my gosh I'm so sorry! So glad you have posted so that I can pray for you and your health. I'm glad you are home and doing well. Hugs.

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  8. Oh no I had no idea, I'm not really on the internet much at the moment as I'm travelling, and had no idea you've been ill. I'm so pleased to hear that you are back home and alive. My prayers are with you.

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  9. I'm so glad you were where you needed to be when all the unexpected happened. Glad you are home and hope you heal quickly...

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  10. Hello! So glad you are back home and please know we're sending you lots of prayers and hugs from Oregon. Love, Michelle and Sean

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  11. I AM SO THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL you are okay. That is terrific news. I am a bad friend I did not know you were going through this. I am so sorry. Hugs and prayers. sandie

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  12. I am still in almost total disbelief of what happened. You are indeed blessed!!

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  13. Snaggle Tooth -- I cannot forget to "take it easy" wearing this crazy life vest. It is driving me crazy after only three days so imagine how I will be in three months! Thank you for your prayers and concern.

    Lynn -- Big sigh of relief!!! Glad I could figure out my sister's iPad enough to at least post on facebook so some friends knew what was happening. Thanks you for being in touch.

    Sonny -- I feel it. Keep it coming my friend.

    Tabor -- I hope to continue being an UP person. Feel crazy right now wallowing in self pity. I actually should walk around rejoicing in all my good fortune. Whew, this go round was a doozy.

    Cliff -- Ah, the good humor man! Still we could use some more kids now that we are needing so much help. Know of and appreciate your prayers and concern.

    Jeanie -- Wow is right. Thank you for your concern.

    Marla and Steve -- Thank you Marla. You too know the power of prayer, family and friends.

    LL Cool Joe -- Thank you for yoru prayers. I'm not sure where any of my blog friends are right now and hope to get caught up on everyone soon.

    ancient one -- Yes, the hospital was a good place to be for all of this. They simply moved me from Tulsa's finest Women's Health Hospital to Tulsa's finest Heart Hospital a few floors up. How convenient! I am home and I am out of any pain. It is amazing! Thank you for your concern.

    Riot Kitty -- I am so glad Lynn was able to update you about my whereabouts. Felt your thoughts and prayers.

    Chatty Crone -- I too am THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL! Your prayerful concern is so appreciated.

    kenju -- Well now you know why I was off my word games. You better watch out because I will make a major comeback soon. Yes, I truly feel blessed.

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  14. Oh my gosh....I had no idea...so glad you came through it and are home. Be sure and rest like you are suppose to.

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  15. Changes in the wind -- Monica, I am definitely trying to do as told but I feel so good it is hard to be home and watch my daughter, sister and son do everything for us. I will be good though, I promise.

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  16. And I am still sending them :) I am sure you are being bombarded with e-mails, but I sent you a couple :)

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  17. Wow! Many prayers to you.

    I am quite familiar with the cardiac departments at Marquette General Hospital & Mayo Clinic in Rochester (sister & ex-boyfriend). Later this week I get to meet the people at UW-Madison. My brother needs a bypass before they will put him on the kidney transplant list & it has to be done there.

    Happy to hear you are home & recovering!

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  18. I didn't realize how serious it was. My goodness, I'm so sorry to hear this news, Annie, but I'm happy to know you are both well and you are home now. Just knowing you are blogging again is a great sign.

    Hugs and all the best to you always,
    Ily ♥

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  19. I missed the part about your daughter, sister and son doing everything for you. That being the case.... milk it for all it's worth. Practice moaning a whimpering if need be.

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  20. I somehow missed this news, too. I'm sad that you had to go through this, but the whole experience could turn out to be a lifesaver!

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  21. Oh, wow, what a series of things to go through! And I get that you've got a long road of recovery ahead. I wish you courage, patience, and faith as you heal. Thank God for kind neighbours.

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  22. What a scary experience. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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  23. Riot Kitty -- Yes I've gotten the emails and appreciate them a bunch. Don't hesitate to keep them coming.

    Bonnie (BIZ) -- I have been following your concern for your brother and know what a tangle he is in with the medical red tape. My prayers are with him for all his upcoming healing requirements. So glad that he has you for his advocate.

    Scartlet -- Hey, I didn't either! The best laid plans you know. Meanwhile it is unbelievable that I am up and moving around so well. I feel your hugs.

    Cliff -- I have been milking the sympathy but believe today is the day I will start showing a little strength. Just a little, mind you, enough that I can get back to whimpering quickly if it is necessary.

    Susan Adcox -- I didn't mention a whole lot about the upcoming surgery and would never have dreamed of the heart attack to follow. This same time of year in 2003 I had my first heart attack and two stents and they just moved those two over when a blood clot shot to them after the hysterectomy one week ago today.

    Sparkling Red -- Pray hard for the "patience" part. I'm already ready to hurl this life vest into the trash! Yes, we are so very thankful for all our helpers and I cannot help but worry about people who are not surrounded by such care during trying times.

    Lisa@Grandma Briefs -- Guess it was appropriate to have a "scary experience" at Halloween. Thank you for the good wishes.

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  24. Holy cow!

    I'm very glad that you were able to pull through everything with flying colors.

    Don't think the blog world would be the same without you here.

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  25. G.B. Miller -- Back at cha! Thanks.

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  26. For those of you who receive follow up comments, this is my latest update:

    I got my biopsy results and the tumors (turned out to be two Brenner tumors) were benign!!!!! WooHoo!! Brenner tumors are very rare. They are a type that has to be monitored to guard against malignant cells that might present themselves so I will have to see a gynecology oncologist probably every six months. Meanwhile my testosterone levels (that started this whole thing) have gone from 750 to 18 in only a week after the tumors were removed. Normal levels in women are between 7 and 41 so I was a bit off the charts. I am now an advocate of all women seeing an endocrinologist no matter their age. Now to get my heart back to normal functioning. xo Granny Annie

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