Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hubby Has Heart Issues...Heart Cath Tomorrow




Since the middle of April, my husband John has been dealing with heart problems.  We went to our family doctor because he just wasn't feeling well, and they said he was having A-Fib, so they gave him some medicine and they got him into the heart doctor the next day.  The heart doctor did an exam and gave him some tests, and told him to stay the on blood thinner and blood pressure meds, and scheduled him for an echo and a nuclear stress test.  He didn't pass the stress tests and they made an appointment to shock his heart back into rhythm.  He went into the hospital one morning so they could do the shock procedure, and he was hopeful that it would fix his issues.  After time passed while he was on the meds his heart rate got really low and once or twice his pulse was only 37.  He also was having low blood pressure, so they cut his medicine in half and that helped, but he was still fluctuating and just not feeling well.

John continued to feel tired, and was still having chest pressure and weakness, so after awhile the doctor decided to give him a pacemaker, to keep his pulse from going lower than 60.  That was a month ago...and the procedure went well, but he has continued to not feel well.  They are going to do a heart cath to see if he has blockage.  If he does have blockage they will put in a stent...or maybe more than one.  Tomorrow morning he will go in for that procedure.  Please pray for him...and for me too please.  These last few months have been hard, and we have just been taking one day at a time...and praying for God's protection and direction.  John is 71 and has always been in pretty good health, so this has all been new to us...and kind of hard to deal with.  We know it is common for people in their seventies to have some of these issues, and we are thankful for the doctors, and their abilities.  It is amazing what they can do these days.

The Lord has been very good to us, and we feel extremely blessed.  We have placed our faith and trust in "The One" who made the heavens and the earth!  We are also thankful for the love, care, and prayers of our friends and family!

Hopefully I will have good news to report after the heart cath procedure!  :)

God is good all the time...
Linda



Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Blogging Has Taken A Backseat In My Life

There was a time when I loved blogging.  It was a fun way for me to express my feelings, tell stories from my childhood, share events that were happening in the lives of my kids and grandkids...and I enjoyed it so much! Somewhere along the way blogging took a backseat in my life...and I didn't even see it coming!

When I joined facebook in 2008, it seemed like it was a quick way to post pictures and a short review of things that were happening on a day to day basis, and a place where I could keep up with friends and family. I guess it seemed more simple...and just easier for me.  But all of that said, I think I do miss my blog friendships and all of their stories and decorating posts and meme's.  So the other day I tried to sign into my blog...and couldn't find it on my new computer!  It seems when we got set up, somehow I was blocked out of my blog...and I couldn't figure out how to get back in!  So, when my adult granddaughter Abigail recently visited from California I asked her to help me...and here I am again!

The problem with my new computer is that I don't know how to use it very well...and also there are no pictures in this computer yet.  It stores things in a cloud...and I have no idea what that means...or how to do it!  Ha!  This poor 66 year old isn't tech savvy at all...and I always have to ask for help!  Are any of you in the same boat?  It is just so hard to teach an old dog new tricks!  At least that is how it is with me!

I did discover how to put this picture from my blog at the top of this post a little bit ago...
but when trying to add another one here in the middle, I can't quite figure it out.  So the Birthday balloons are for my granddaughter Adelynn Rose who turns 17 today!  :)  Yup...she can get her license now!  She has loved driving with her mom with her permit...but now she can actually drive on her own!

Isn't it wonderful when each new stage of life brings it's blessings?!  I do enjoy seeing each of our grandkids reach new goals and in fact, our oldest grandson just got married last Saturday to his beautiful and precious Maria!  We rejoice with them as they start their new life together in California.





Oh hallelujah...I got a picture to post here in the right place!  Wonders never cease!  Ha!
This is a picture of Jared when he went to a movie premiere to celebrate his music compositions that were in the film.  He is a wonderful composer.  But as I said there are no recent pictures stored in this computer yet, so only ones from previous blog posts are available, and so I can't post the ones of his new bride!

Here's Adelynn in the black sweater!  And her sister Julia too.
Happy 17th Birthday Adelynn Rose!  This picture is from a few years ago.  Grandma loves my kiddos!

Ok...well I guess that's all for today!  I hope I will find my way back to blogging at some point!
Have a great day everyone!