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Thursday, December 26, 2019

This has not been the best couple months. In February I went on a wonderful trip with Ann. Early May was TOPS convention and again more fun. Beginning of June David and I went to Indiana for Hope’s graduation and had fun. Last of September went on bus trip to Cape Cod and had a super time. Weight wise I have yoyoed all year and ended the year with a gain but not as bad as I thought it would be. November was not fun— one of my cousins died 5weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, then dear daughter’s aunt and uncle (in laws) that I really loved died within days of each other, then the icing on the cake was a heart Cathe—results being 99.9% blockage in one artery (3 sections) and 75% blockage another place. Thankfully all my children were in Ga but Donna had strep and flu so David and DeAnna had to sit with me. I stent was put in at local hospital and then to St. Vincents in Jacksonville, FL by ambulance the next day. They didn’t have to “roster router) the artery and managed with 3 more stents. That was Tuesday evening. Wednesday I was suppose to go home but passed out in the bathroom (never really said why) so was finally able to go home Thursday.

Now DeAnna stayed with me until the next Wednesday—insisted she would stay until I had my new mobile help system up and running. Now I appreciate how much my children love me and want to protect me but it is not good for my mental health. She left Thanksgiving Eve—perfect timing.

I have started cardio rehab last week and will do for 12 weeks. I have high hopes to be up and going soon. If I can just get my mojo back. I know others that have had stents and some have told me have had to deal with the blues, something I didn’t even have after 3 babies. I am normally a very positive person but I admit it’s not been easy. If anyone has some tips, please let me know. I am not a fan of meds. I seem to have bad reactions most of the time.
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    Hang in there. I hope you are100 percent soon.
    479 days ago
  • DEE107
    hugs my friend
    480 days ago
  • JUDY1676
    I’m so glad you’re working at getting back to “normal”. I’m keeping you in my prayers. So many of us have not had the best year! Let’s pray that 2020 is much better for all! Take care and do what you need to do.
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    481 days ago
    MY dear ikkle turtle is it any wonder you're feeling down after so much has happened.
    You would not be human to worry after being knocked for six.
    My advice is ..........have trust in your doctors and express any and all your concerns to them so you have a full picture, maybe have someone with you as its hard to take it all in. Knowledge of where you are and what to expect banishes fear.

    Most importantly take a day at a time and find distractions. I am sure you will be fine.

    You will get through this sweetheart, I was just wondering if there was an appropriate spark team on here, there are 16 heart related teams........maybe support from spark pals who have been there might help

    If you go to the link I've sent it'll list all those teams.

    love and huge hugs xx
    481 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    You had a heck of an ordeal, that can damper ones mood for a while. I like the advice one of the other ladies said about checking with the staff and other patients at your cardio rehab. If that doesn't help, contact your primary doctor for some steps you can do to help you. Wishing you all the best as you carry on your cardio rehab.
    481 days ago

    You had a really BIG scare... of course you are blue... and your are flying solo, too.. that makes everything so much scarier (is that a word? it didn't get flagged so I guess it is okay as is!)

    Since you are being a good girl and going through the "cardio rehab therapy" talk with the rehab staff .. they may have some suggestions... also your fellow classmates in the rehab group may have some thoughtful helps too. If all else fails. Put on you 'big girl panties' and don a happy smile and do something you enjoy doing. and get yourself moving... take a walk around the block or the mall or where ever you feel safe walking... find a "Let's Move It!!" buddy.

    You can do this.. I have faith in you.
    Be sure to share what you are learning at rehab... we can learn something right along with you !!

    481 days ago
    It has been quite a time, so just take each day and if you feel blue find something to do like your crafts or ring someone and chat :). It is a huge thing you have come through.
    482 days ago
    Take your rehab one step at a time. Celebrate each small success and use it to ocntinue building your health. It does take time, and it is likely to be slow. But, remember to make progess every day -- and don't try to do too much too fast!
    482 days ago
    Hope you feel better soon!
    482 days ago
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    Oh my dear, dear friend! You are one of the most positive people I have known. You will do fine I know. We are old(er) now, you and I and I also have things going on....mainly one....colonoscopy again (my dad died of colon cancer so I get scared every time. But I am trying not to. You and I have done everything else along the way and we can do THESE things. I pray for You and You pray for ME.

    Love you dearest ons so remember that and you have a wonderful family!!!

    482 days ago
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