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30 Days of Thanksgiving

Friday, November 02, 2012

One of my good friends who is now in Austin, TX is doing this and I thought I would, too. It would be very nice if some of my Buds would join me, too.

Nov 1 I am thankful for my precious family. I am so blessed with having the family I do and especially for my parents who left as their legacy the ability to get along and love each other to my brother and me.

Nov 2 I am thankful for my God to whom all my blessings flow. To Him I give my everything.


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I don't know where my mind was when I wrote my last blog, but it surely wasn't in the correct place! It is I who is having the colonoscopy on Election Day! So, I voted early yesterday. But for the results, it is all over for me. I managed another split ticket!! I voted for three R's, 3D's, 3 NPA's (Non-part affiliated) and 1I.

I honestly don't think I could have been any more split than that!! BUt I voted for who and what I believe in!! There will never be a candidate who believes exactly as I do, but I usually judge by the top three issues I believe most important and go from there. This year, the republican candidate for US Senator refused to respond to ANY questions from the League of Women Votors our our area newspapers, so I couldn't in all good conscious even consider him. I feel if he doesn't feel responsible enough to the voters to say what he believes or considers an important matter, he doesn't deserve my vote. To be completely honest and considering the state I live in, i was wondering if he perhaps didn't feel he had to do so because he knows something the rest of us don't. That's all i'm going to say on THAT subject!! emoticon

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Right now i'm on a break away from my writing. i did really well yesterday with going over my goal 200 + words. Today I am so tired from being at the hospital for my pre screening for Tuesday, I'm not doing too well. I'll be able to make it up though, so I'm not concerned.

Everyone be sure to have a great weekend. Enjoy yourselves as best you can, keep making good choices, and show your thanksgiving.

Peace Love and Joy!
Ev




  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 11/17/2012 10:34AM

    Lovely, I am grateful you are blessed with love.

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MISSDAISY23 11/6/2012 9:49AM

    Pray all goes well for you! emoticon

I am also thankful for my family, even though they are on the other side of the world. I am referring to my mother, brothers, sister and my two adult children.

I am also thankful for strengthening my relationship with God this year.

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/5/2012 9:46PM

    Great idea . . . one can never give too much thanks! I'll do mine in prayerful appreciation as I'm a limited blogger. I look forward to enjoying your many thanks givings!

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (Amplified Bible) "Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will]."

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GEORGIAGIRL26 11/5/2012 8:51AM

    Being thankful is good thing. Especially for family members.
My grandmother had 4 bypass two weeks ago.
Went to rehab last monday and was unresponsive two hours later.
They had to rush her back to the hosoptial in an ambulance.
Because of CPR, she has cracked ribs and fluid on her lung.
PTL, she is doing better and has gotten her color back.
Could bet her Lung tube out today or tomorrow (help get fluid off lung).
SO I am thankful for my family and to God.
Hope that you have a great day today my friend!!!! Holly emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 11/3/2012 11:50PM

    I am grateful for a friend like you Ev!

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DR1939 11/3/2012 11:20AM

    My daughter is doing the 30 days of thankfulness. Best wishes on the colonoscopy.

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VONBLACKBIRD 11/3/2012 10:20AM

    I did 30 days of thankfulness last year..forgot to start it this year..great idea.

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NEW-CAZ 11/3/2012 4:07AM

    hope all goes well with your appt, try and have a good, restful weekend emoticon

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JINLYNN 11/3/2012 2:50AM

    Like your idea of 30 days of Thanksgiving. emoticon

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Q8PRINCESS 11/3/2012 12:06AM

    Like the 30 days of thanksgiving idea.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/2/2012 9:44PM

    wishing you the best on the colonoscopy. try to have a good weekend. HUGS!

I'm thaniful for family, friends, and my faith!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 11/2/2012 8:59PM

    I voted about a month ago. With my issues there was no way to know what will be happening with me on Tuesday (I still don't know haha) and I didn't want to risk missing my chance like I have in the past few elections. MN has voter ID and gay marriage amendments on the ballot and I feel strongly about both (I won't say either way - no politicking!). I also feel strongly about the presidental, senate, and representative votes, even without hearing all the arguing about ridiculous points (on both sides) that don't mean anything in the end when real decisions need to be made. Of course, voting early didn't mean I get to skip all the horrible political coverage that's been choking the media for the last few months. I did put my 'I voted' sticker on my screen door so I've not been bothered by door-knockers and pamphlet-leavers (except one who didn't pay attention apparently). I have been getting the mailings though, about 5 per day for weeks. If they saved the cost on those and put it towards the national debt we could really save some money! haha

If you have a relatively small laptop you could keep it with you while you do your colonoscopy cleanse, since that takes awhile. haha If not, be sure to keep a good book handy! I hope the test goes well!

Have fun with NaNo and your thankfulness list. I know a lot of us are thankful to know you.
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DOTTIEJANE1 11/2/2012 8:51PM

    Glad that you voted hope everyone does . Have a great weekend . Seems like a lot of us vote for whom we belive will service us better .

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CARRAND 11/2/2012 8:48PM

    I'm so glad you voted. I hope the colonoscopy goes well.

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KARIDIAN1 11/2/2012 8:32PM

    Glad you got out and voted. This is an important election for the US. My mom was very involved in the League of Women Voters for probably 40 years.

Hope your writing is going well. Have a great weekend.

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GIVENTHANKS 11/2/2012 7:40PM

    I agree with you on how you vote. I also vote by which candidate I believe is the best regardless of the party affiliation. I am glad that you voted and I hope everyone will.

I love hearing what people are grateful for. I believe that we all should live with an attitude of gratitude. I have so much to be thankful for and I give God thanks every day!

Have a blessed weekend!

Pat

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November 2012 Goals

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wellness Goals:

1. Continue with my program to maintain
2. Keep on with my exercises as much as possible
3. If I can't keep up with exercise, reduce food intake
4. Keep doctor appointments better, even if I'm not feeling well!
5. It will never be a problem, but keep on drinking water 8-12 glasses a day.
6. Continue weighing in on Friday mornings to keep everything under control
7. Keep nutrition and exercise logs each day.
8. Do everything possible to live as well as I can.
9. Be sure to get enough fruits and veggies as possible.
10. Keep trying to add better foods to my daily intake. Nutritious and fun!!

Personal Goal:

1. Set daily writing goals at 1700 words/per day
2. Just do it!
3. Write in gratitude journal each day - 3 things a day
4. Make sure Bob is eating as he should and taking care of himself. He's too precious to lose.
5. Check into Spark people each day AFTER getting writing quota finished.
6. Keep from playing too many games while working on this 50K+ challenge.
7. Stay in contact with regional members and with ML liaison.
8. Get a fantastic program for sorority this month since it's my turn!
9. When NaNo is over, continue to write as often as possible. Ask Spark Buds for prompts if necessary,
10. Be gentle on myself if I miss a day writing. Do some more each day until I catch up.
11. Continue to compliment and always SMILE!!!


May all my buds have a great November!!

Peace, Love, and Joy!!!
Ev









  
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JINLYNN 11/3/2012 2:48AM

    Great goals for November - very inspirational!
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CHERIRIDDELL 11/3/2012 12:40AM

    Awesome goals !

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KARIDIAN1 11/1/2012 8:30PM

    You have a busy November mapped out for yourself. Keep writing!

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LOSINGLINNDY 11/1/2012 7:20PM

    Love your personal goals. They will lift you up for the entire month.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/1/2012 5:40PM

    Good goals! Great luck with your writing. HUGS

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DR1939 11/1/2012 11:36AM

    Inspiring goals.

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CRYSTALLULLABY 11/1/2012 11:33AM

  Sounds like you have a plan. I really should have a plan trying to do the 50K (and being an ML this month) but haven't gotten there yet. Want to get through the kickoff party first. Best wishes to you on it!

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MISSDAISY23 11/1/2012 10:04AM

    emoticon goals!
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Q8PRINCESS 11/1/2012 9:56AM

    Good luck with your writing

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LEANJEAN6 11/1/2012 6:27AM

    Hi Ev--I love the goals you set---You will be successful! Lynda emoticon

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NORASPAT 11/1/2012 6:21AM

    excellent goals EV, very explicit and better to follow that way. I was forced to write a diary in school, it was never allowed to be private so I just do not do a diary at all. HUGS Pat in Maine. Thanks for being a Spark friend((( HUGS))

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NEW-CAZ 11/1/2012 3:57AM

    Great goals Ev emoticon emoticon

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FLEMIDG 11/1/2012 12:48AM

    Wonderful goals. Thanks for sharing.

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EJOY-EVELYN 11/1/2012 12:10AM

    Great goals. You're an angel!

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What October 29th means to me

Monday, October 29, 2012

Why is today so important to me? First off, it's my birthday. Second my mama's birthday was January 30th. If you do a little math, you'll see that I was her birthday present!!! A lot of you know she wasn't suppose to have anymore children after my brother, but here I am. It is really good to know how much you are wanted and loved. The third thing is, last year on this date is when I got Snuggles as my birthday present!! He is so loving and snuggles so much that he has been a wonderful companion right along with Bruzer. The fourth thing is, my father died on this date in 1976 - my 30th birthday. All year I believe I have moved on and then comes my birthday as a huge reminder. I know my beliefs and feelings and he will be with the Lord on judgement day.

So much has happened in my hometown that he would have been angered about. Then there are the issues in the state of FL, the USA, and the world. I really glad neither of my parents have to deal with it all. My father was a quiet man, but when pushed to his limit, he could really get angry and wasn't too nice to deal with then. I know I don't write about him very often and there is good reason for that. I was a "daddy's" girl. He taught me a lot about different things, but he couldn't say I'm proud of you or I love you. It wasn't in him. His parents were both born in Slovakia and I suspect that has to do with how he was raised. He expected you to know those things. But I'm not sure I ever did understand until I was older and until I was able to forgive him for some of the things he did. He did his best and the only way he knew. In the end, that is what counts.

Many of the things we did were fun, and important,too. He taught me how to drive. Everything concerning driving with the exception of parallel parking - he let a good friend help me with that as he would lose patience when I messed up. He taught me how to shoot with a revolver. He was why I was interested in law enforcement. He was a deputy when I was born along with being a guard at an arsenal near my hometown. His job was considered too important for him to be drafted. Also, when he left the sheriff's office, he went on working in plant protection until his first heart attack at age 44. Back then when a new sheriff came in office he would get rid of most of the deputies and hire all new. The sheriff daddy worked for died and the new guy did exactly that. He let 82% of the employees go to hire on new. Anyway, I didn't get my degree in law enforcement until the June after he died. He never got to see me graduate. We also golfed together. It would be just the two of us and he taught me. He told me I had a natural swing and would be very good one day. But that was "our" time and after he died, I did go on the course with mama, but it wasn't the same. After she had her stroke, I never went back to it. He also taught me to ride, but the whole family went to the stables. It was quite expensive so it wasn't something we did very often. Daddy lived less than two years after he retired. He was three years younger than I am now. The only good thing about it is, in my memories he remains young.

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Today, Bob and I both had appointments with Dr C. Bob had his drainage tube removed, but still has his staples. The only leakage is from the incision where the tube was. But it seems to be getting better as the day progresses. Dr C cleared me to wait to have my next mammogram next October rather than in March when my year would be up. I'm glad I asked him if I could because I have had them in October for over 20 years!! Both of us also had our colonoscopies scheduled. Mine is next Tuesday, so I doubt if you'll see too much of me from Monday on into Wednesday. Bob's is scheduled for election day here in the US!! He'll be out of it for the entire evening of who's ahead and we predict........wait, the other guy is getting closer so it's too early to predict, etc., etc. We also treated ourselves to a nice lunch which each of us brought half of ours home for another day's meal.

All and all 2012's birthday has been really nice. I'd like to thank everyone for their good wishes for a happy day. It has certainly been that and more. Only good news for our little family.

How are all of you doing? I haven't been able to keep up with many of your blogs, but I believe you understand why. Let me ask, have any of you lost someone very close to you on another special day as I did? How has it impacted your life?

Lots of peace, love, and joy in all of your lives.
Ev

  
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MISSDAISY23 11/1/2012 9:57AM

    I wanted to tell you I started reading this blog on Monday, Oct 29, 2012 but did not get to finish it till now. Reason being I was not feeling well. I do not know how long I have to endure this peri-menopause thing. I get chest pain due to anxiety attacks. This has something to do with all my hormones being inbalance. So, one minute I may be fine and the next I am not. I will not be able to spend a lot of time here SP as I need plenty of rest. I will try to catch up with everyone whenever I can.

I sent you Happy Birthday wish earlier. *smile* Thank you for sharing!

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COACHPENNY 10/31/2012 8:20PM

    Happy Birthday Ev!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

It's a happy month for us....our 29th anniversary AND our lovely daughter and my wonderful SIL were married last Friday the 28th emoticon

BLISS!

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CHERIRIDDELL 10/30/2012 11:56PM

    Happy Birthday Ev !

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MOM2ACAT 10/30/2012 2:34PM

    I lost my dad last year exactly a month before my birthday, and it was about 3 weeks before what would have been my parent's 50 wedding anniversary.

That year, I sent a picture to our local paper to announce it, and included their address for a "card shower". The paper printed it almost 2 weeks earlier than I had requested, (it was suppose to be a surprise for my parents), but it turned out to be a good thing they printed the picture early, because my dad passed away about a week before the photo appeared in the paper, and he would not have seen it otherwise.

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VONBLACKBIRD 10/30/2012 12:56PM

    Thanks for sharing your heart, feelings and memories with us..Just remember you are loved!!

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DR1939 10/30/2012 11:09AM

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OPALMOON 10/30/2012 9:45AM

    Happy Birthday to you, Ev! I am so glad you had Bob home to celebrate with you and that you had a nice day. Thanks so much for sharing your father's story.

In answer to your question, this 'Daddy's girl' has mixed feelings regarding the timing of my father's death, which happened just before Christmas, and his funeral was on Christmas Eve. I had just turned 14 at the end of November, and that year there was no Christmas celebrated as such, just my father's wake. I knew then that my life would never be the same, and that was to be the case, for many reasons, mostly to do with a relative on my father's side who treated my mother very badly. Mum was only 36 at the time and my brother was 10 years old. So Christmas is a bittersweet time for me, and the memories flood back too - and the repercussions of that timing are still felt today...you see, my father died without leaving a will and the family house was in his name only. Had he died 3 weeks later, introduction of a new law meant that the house would have automatically gone to my mother. What happened was that the state public trustee got involved and there was a 5 year court case till my mother finally found out that she could keep the house. However, it means that till my mother dies, the public trustee is like a thorn in our side as we have to abide by their conditions and the court order. We are in a situation where the house is literally falling apart and both Mum and I are not well enough to just get on with everything involved in de-cluttering and all that is involved in putting the house on the market. Mum is 73 and arthritic with a heart condition and I am in daily, often excruciating, pain. Of course the next property we buy will be controlled by the public trustee so it remains a complicated matter, that seems will always (unfortunately) be my father's legacy in some ways. Of course there are other memories as well, but the daily reality of our situation is what we need to deal with for a long time yet.

I am hoping that all goes well with your procedures next week - I am sure Bob will be glad to have some time away from hospitals after all that!

Take care of yourselves - hugs and blessings, Nattacia

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Q8PRINCESS 10/30/2012 9:34AM

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So nice for your Mom to have such a great present. Just as nice, Bob and you are home together.

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NEW-CAZ 10/30/2012 3:51AM

    emoticon Ev, glad Bob is home and you could celebrate.

Losing parents is hard and anniversaries can pull you up sharp. I'm sure your dad would want you to be happy emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/29/2012 11:13PM

    Happy birthday, lovely Ev!

Only because you ask, I lost my Mother about ten years ago the day before Mother's Day. She (like her sister) were walking health disasters (30+ surgeries by Age 50, etc) and I was so very fortunate to have her as long as I did (she was in her mid 70's). I honestly believe she knew I would not be able to handle her loss well and stayed with us longer than she would normally have the strength for. It was a few months after experiencing the loss of a dear friend, that I knew I would be able to handle my Mom's loss should that time come. God is so very good not to give us more than we can handle.

My Dad (an Iwo Jima WWII veteran) is now 88, soon to be 89 next month and he's quite fragile. I've been blessed with some exceptional quality time with him and I'm so glad this very special bond has been built. I believe he would be more than happy (as a faithful Child of God) if God would say this was his time to come home. Thank you for asking, Ev! The tears and memories are healthy.

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PMFISH 10/29/2012 10:50PM

    Happy Birthday Ev! Glad Bob is better and you guys celebrated your birthday. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/29/2012 8:54PM

    Happy Birthday!!!

I lost my brother in 1982. He died ON his birthday, Feb. 8, 1982 @ the SAME time he'd been born. He was 27 yrs. young. My birthday is 16 days after his (I was 1 yr. older). It's still difficult all these years later, but he definitely was one that didn't want anything to do with being fussed over!

I am so gal your birthday was a good day for you. You deserve that!


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KARIDIAN1 10/29/2012 8:19PM

    Ev

Happy Birthday. Great blog and some really good memories of your father and the time you had together.

Glad Bob is doing well and things are looking up. Hope you enjoyed your special day.

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NORASPAT 10/29/2012 8:09PM

    EV I blogged yesterday about my Mother's accident. I knew she was dying and all I could think of was please do not die on my birthday. She died exactly 7 days before. I hear you on that, I did not want it to happen. She was in a Coma for 64 days.
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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/29/2012 7:48PM

    emoticon Good to know you're both doing well. I hope the tests go well!

I'm sure that your father is still watching over you, knowing where he went wrong and what he did right. As much as it sucks that you lost him on your birthday, it probably wouldn't have felt better on any other day of the year. Your birthday is time to celebrate all the wonderful that is you. It's okay to remember your father on your day, or even the day before or after, but causing adjustments to your celebration every year is not what he would have wanted.

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So good to hear that both of you are doing so well - enjoy reading all your bloggs - and please have a very happy day

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Guess who just now got home?

Friday, October 26, 2012

If you guessed Bob.............. you are correct!!!

Bob still has something for draining one of the incisions attached to him. Wednesday night Dr C never left the hospital!! Not only was Bob's gall bladder infected and inflamed, but was gangrened to boot!! I now understand why Dr C took Bob as an emergency surgery rather than waiting until yesterday.

Bob's temp is now normal and he isn't having a lot of pain. He isn't too hungry, but that's OK and to be expected. He goes back to see Dr C on Monday. I'm to see him at the same appointment.

The power of our prayer warriors have certain saved both of our lives. From their lips and hearts to God's ear!! Thank you so much!!

I'm waiting for Bob to get settled in, then I'll show him all of your lovely and encouraging messages. Our Buds are the very best! I know he'll enjoy them as much as I did when going through the treatments and the poisoning.



This is short, sweet, and to the point, I know, but I wanted to let everyone know the status here.

peace Love and Hope for the Cure. We love all of you.

Ev

  
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NOMORESTALLING 10/29/2012 9:13AM

    Just came through that myself. Give it a few days. His appetite will return. It took me almost a week. Especially once they remove the drainage pouch. They sent me home for a couple of days and had to go back to out patience just to have it removed.
I had been experiencing severe pains just below/behind my ribcage. But not chronic. And then the one Friday a half hour before I was to finish for the day BAM It hit with a vengeance. So I marched myself up to Emerge and signed myself in. less than 24 hours later I was being transported by ambulance and within 12 hours was in surgery. Mine was so inflamed and infected, full of gallstones. OUT it came I kicked it to the curb! But they did a laproscopy rather than open surgery Wow what a difference in healing time! A week later and I've been back to work. I wore a support brace for the first few days. But it's almost as though I've never had the surgery. Mind you it'll depend on the individual immune system as to how quickly one heals.
I have noticed a drastic change in mine since changing over to Nutritarian let me tell you!
I asked the doc why it was even after changing diet and lifestyle why my gallbladder acted up? he said it was already in the mix and the drastic change kicked it it into high gear. Otherwise it would never have happened.
So hang in there. They caught it in time; thank god, and he's on the mend. Trust me. He'll be much better for it!

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COACHPENNY 10/28/2012 7:00PM

    Go BOB!!!!!

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BRIDIE5 10/28/2012 7:03AM

  That's the best news! Hope he hels fast and well!

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PIMPINELLAN50 10/28/2012 3:09AM

    Good news that Bob is at home and is recovering!Your "Dr,"C" "sounds like a very skilled,kind and caring man as well as a fantastic Physician!
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CHERIRIDDELL 10/28/2012 12:23AM

    Welcome home Bob .I am so pleased .What a relief the doctor was able to get him in straight away gangrene is nothing to mess with .We will keep those prayers coming for some extras never go amiss ! Hugs, Cheri

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VONBLACKBIRD 10/27/2012 3:28PM

    O so good to hear the good news...God is good!!!

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MOM2ACAT 10/27/2012 3:15PM

    That is great news!

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PATRICIAANN46 10/27/2012 1:14PM

  That is wonderful news. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon

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OPALMOON 10/27/2012 6:49AM

    That's such great news to hear Bob is back home. What a blessing and relief that Dr C made sure the surgery happened straight away and didn't wait. I hope Bob stays pain free and has a smooth recovery now. Sending big hugs to you both!

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NEW-CAZ 10/27/2012 3:07AM

    Welcome home Bob! Now take care of yourselves and have a great weekend emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/27/2012 1:41AM

    Happy to hear that healing in taking place and that you're both together for the weekend. May this prayerful time give you added peace and assurance of an even greater love -- God's love! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/27/2012 12:14AM

    Thanks for the update! It's wonderful that he's doing so good and back home with you. After surgery some people are often not hungry, but in a few days he'll be back to semi-usual eating (minus the high fat foods now, of course).

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Q8PRINCESS 10/26/2012 11:53PM

    Holy mackerel - gangrened - wow. Good thing it's out.

Glad to hear he's home.

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JINLYNN 10/26/2012 11:48PM

    Glad Bob is home where he can receiver your special TLC!
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TXGRANDMA 10/26/2012 11:19PM

    Praise the Lord! So glad that he is better and home now! What an ordeal! emoticon

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JAMER123 10/26/2012 11:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so glad Bob is doing well!! Several yrs. ago I was in about the same situation as Bob. Mine was on the border of gangrene and I thank the Lord it wasn't. The infection was bad enough. I can certainly sympathize with Bob. Glad all went well!!!


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DJ4HEALTH 10/26/2012 10:44PM

    That is great news and so glad that he is home too!! He will eat when he is ready too. Just let him rest. Hospitals are noisy and you don't get much rest there.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/26/2012 9:07PM

    emoticon emoticon That's terrific. Here's prayers for a speedy, complete recovery.

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DEBBY4576 10/26/2012 7:23PM

    Yeah Bob!!! God is sure on your side. If his gall bladder was gangrenous it was releasing poisons in his body for a while. He will feel better now than he has in a long time. That is my hope and prayer for him.

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LORRAINE10141 10/26/2012 7:19PM

    Wow, from gangrene to home. I'm glad he's doing better.

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0309COOKIE 10/26/2012 6:48PM

    So glad to hear Bob is doing well. I'm sure you are both relieved. I will keep you both in my prayers.

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LADYPIXEL 10/26/2012 6:47PM

    I'm so glad he's home! :)

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IDLETYME 10/26/2012 6:44PM

    Prayers are wonderful healers! So glad Bob was well enough to come home. Enjoy your weekend together! emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 10/26/2012 6:36PM

    I guess right! Praise the Lord! Take care & have a fabulous weekend!
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Redux Update

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Dr C called me about 8:30PM to give me an update. They had gotten Bob to recovery and he was beginning to wake up. It took longer than expected because his gall bladder was huge. As Dr C explained it to me, in order to take it out with laparoscopy, they had to do more to him around his belly button. Dr C said in all his years he has never seen one so big! He also made sure that things will be OK for me at home alone. He gave me his mobile number should I need him for anything! I'm telling you, i have the very best doctors ever!!
Bob called about an hour later to tell me he was in his room and that his temp was way down and he hopes to come home in the morning. As much as I miss him, I don't want him to come home too soon only to have to return! He also asked me to call his aunt, my brother, and his sons to let them know what is going on. I called his Aunt first. Big mistake!! emoticon We talked an hour and a half!! I emailed my brother and left a message with Bob's son's cell. He was at work on break when he called me back. Always nice to talk to Rob.

So, once more the power of prayer worked. I want to thank all of you, my prayer warriors. We are so blessed to have all of you in our lives. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Hopefully things are settled now. You can't imagine how happy I am that this is evidently what was causing all of his weekend issues, too. I feel with this as I did with my cancers, thankfully it was caught as soon as it was. As far as cutting back on the fried stuff, that isn't such a bad thing. I can't tolerate fried things myself. Even my hash browns I bake!! He'll have to start eating even more like I do!! It can only mean both of us being better off with our health and wellness.

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Thank you again my Spark Buddies.

Peace, Love, and Hope for the cure.

Ev


Bob and Red Horse along with Spirit and me at a Pow Wow in 2004. Bob should be able to do well for the Pow Wow next month at Thanksgiving. I love to watch him in the Grand Entry with all the Veterans.

  
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JINLYNN 10/26/2012 11:47PM

    Happy for you both that the surgery went so well. I hope that Bob will soon be home and recovering and feeling a whole lot better.
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SNUZSUZ 10/26/2012 10:21AM

    So happy to hear all went well with the surgery! The picture is great! Hope you will have a good time this year at the pow-wow!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 10/26/2012 12:06AM

    This is wonderful news. I agree - no need for him to push it and come home too early. Even with a laproscopic procedure it's still surgery.

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JAMER123 10/25/2012 11:01PM

    Wonderful news!! Take care and don't over do for both of you!!
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KARIDIAN1 10/25/2012 10:47PM

    Great new regarding the surgery. So glad all went well. Amazing how it is done now. Jim had his gall bladder out in the 1980's and he was out of work for 5 weeks! Now it is a one day surgery, sometimes even an outpatient deal.

keep everyone posted on how you both are doing.

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PMFISH 10/25/2012 10:47PM

    Wow, miss a day with you guys and all sorts of things happen. Glad Bob's surgery went so welll and he is on the road to recovery. Hope you are taking care of yourself while he is gone. Know he will be home soon. Give him our well wishes and it is time for you two to stay healthy now!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 10/25/2012 8:44PM

    Great news!

Love the photo. I have a good friend who just had her first solo exhibition of her Pow Wow photography. Incredibly well attended and the photos were exceptional, capturing the emotion of each dance. Be well, you two! Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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DEBBY4576 10/25/2012 6:49PM

    You sure do try to look at the bright side of things. I am glad that Bob's surgery went so well. Keep seeing the glass half full. The way I see it. I am 63 and do I want to see the last hopefully 20 years of my life negatively? Heavens no. God bless you little lady.

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MOM2ACAT 10/25/2012 3:13PM

    I'm glad he's doing better, and that his doctor cares about you, as well as your husband.

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SWDESERTLOVER 10/25/2012 2:25PM

    Good to hear that his surgery went well and he is on the road to recovery.
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LOLAINSC 10/25/2012 1:08PM

    Great news. Must be such a relief to know they found the thing that was making him so ill and it is now out and gone forever. Here's praying for good health and stability to return to your family's life; you've been through so much. Hope you get in about 24 hours sleep now.


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MISSDAISY23 10/25/2012 12:01PM

    Glad to hear all is well!
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1CRAZYDOG 10/25/2012 11:27AM

    Glad Bob's feeling better! HUGS and continued prayers for an uneventful recovery, Ev.



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Q8PRINCESS 10/25/2012 10:11AM

    emoticon Good to hear

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VONBLACKBIRD 10/25/2012 9:51AM

    So good to hear this news and that it wasn't something worse...still praying.

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0309COOKIE 10/25/2012 9:47AM

    Glad to hear Bob's surgery went well and he is settled in his room.

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OPALMOON 10/25/2012 8:50AM

    I am sure you are both so relieved that Bob's surgery is over and I hope he recovers well now. It is great to hear that the surgeon has been so supportive and available if needed. Sending prayers and loving thoughts for Bob to be back to good health very soon.

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SANDRALEET 10/25/2012 7:43AM

    God is so good.

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KASEYCOFF 10/25/2012 3:10AM

    I had a bout like that with my gall bladder - and in fact, it was the last major surgery I had. If Bob feels like I did, he will be so much happier with it out than with it in! Tell him all us Sparklers who followed his blogs for updates about you are now tuned in to your blogs with his progress reports - and that we're glad to hear he's on the mend!!!
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NEW-CAZ 10/25/2012 3:03AM

    I think it's wonderful you have such faith in the docs, so rare. I recall my surgeon giving me his home number and mobile when I was coming up for an op "any questions, any time, call" he said. SO reasurring.
Hope Bob is soon back on the road to recovery and you can give him some pointers in healthy eating- something he'll have to pay attention to now.

Love the pic!.
Will keep Bob in my prayers, have a great Thursday hun emoticon

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