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Long day Monday, Much Better Day Today

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Yesterday was an eleven hour wait at the hospital for my DH's angiogram and angioplasty. WE were so releaved when they were able to clear the two blockages going to his heart and didn't need by-pass surgery. This past weekend was real trying for him as he was having the episodes just sitting doing nothing. I did manage to get some walking in the corridors of the hospital. He is thrilled that he is allowed to golf this Friday.
Today I went to the Y and did both some strength exercises and water aerobics, so much nicer than sitting at a hospital. We went to a mini family reunion this evening with some of his cousins and his sister and hubby. Yes we both had healthy meals of broiled fish and steamed veggies.
Tomorrow is the first day of line dancing at the Y we go to and I'm planning on going to that, then some water aerobics again, as long as hubby keeps feeling fine.

  
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SMWATRMLON 5/16/2012 5:43PM

    My husband had a an angioplast and stent for his heart. And 2 years ago I had an angioplasty and 2 stents in my main artery at the top of my right leg/groin.

We have both had no problem with them, your husband is going to be good as new.

I'm so glad that everything went well!! emoticon

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FATGRAMS61 5/5/2012 8:45AM

    Whew! Sounds like you've been busy! Good for you in getting to the Y. I need to get back to mine, but, haven't just yet. Here's hoping Hubby will be much better in the days to come and that his golf game on Friday is great. You be sure to take care of him and YOUr self! Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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SCREWIE 5/4/2012 7:05PM

    Very happy to hear all went well at the hospital and that your husband is doing well.

Enjoy your line dancing :)

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MARLINDA5 5/4/2012 12:32AM

    That is great news about your husband - what a relief
Line dancing should be fun - you will do great

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BOVEY63 5/2/2012 5:29PM

    So happy to hear all went well for your hubby!
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Enjoy line dancing!

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SCIGEEK 5/2/2012 2:52PM

    Glad to hear that your DH was able to avoid the bypass surgery. Line dancing sounds like fun, I can't wait to read your comments on it!

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TWINSFITBY40 5/2/2012 1:31PM

    emoticonAm glad to hear your husband is doing well. It sounds like you are having a great day so far. I hope you continue to have a wonderful week along with your dh. Hugs Maria emoticon emoticon

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ELEMENOPEO 5/2/2012 9:36AM

    Glad to hear your husband is on the mend and eating well. It is so important for you both to be on board with taking good care of yourselves and your successes will build on themselves and help you encourage each other in the rough spots. It is hard to change but you are on a good path. So excited to hear of your classes at the Y! Keep it up! emoticon

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NEELIXNKES 5/2/2012 8:24AM

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LKWQUILTER 5/2/2012 5:56AM

    Wonderful news Francine. Praying he continues improving. Our son had stents put in after his heart attack 10 yrs ago and he has done great since. Wish he would eat healthier but can't make him do anything. He was 33 then.

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CLWALDRO 5/2/2012 4:51AM

    Oh what miracles God can do. I am glad you do not need to set at the hospital today but WooHoo for making good use of the time by walking while you waited for your DH to have the medical procedure. I am glad you made a wise food choice at the mini family reunion. Keep working on staying active and as your DH heals I hope he is able to get more active with you. emoticon

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DEE107 5/2/2012 12:13AM

    that is great and wil continue to pray

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Wheres The Week

Friday, April 20, 2012

Where has this week gone, can't believe its Friday already, although we have had a go, go week. I got to the Y three times and have gotten strength exercises in twice, walking, aerobics twice and Zumba this morning long with the second water aerobics in. When we were done at the Y my friend and I went out for lunch ar Panera and visited some; followed bu a little shopping so more walking. We actually made it home before our hubbys, as they went golfing today. Now we are going to meet this same couple to go out to dinner, as they have another committment for tomorrow night. Hope all my fellow sparkers have a great weekend.

  
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LUCIOUSKITTY 4/26/2012 8:10PM

    Weeks do fly when your busy :P Keep up the good work on your exercise. Zumba sounds fun!

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MARLINDA5 4/23/2012 3:04AM

    emoticon Sounds like you were busy with working out and fun time.



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BOVEY63 4/21/2012 1:53PM

    Sounds like a great week! You really rocked the exercise!
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So happy hubby has been able to get out golfing!
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NEELIXNKES 4/21/2012 11:43AM

    It's crazy that May is almost here. Sounds like a nice day. Hope that you have a healthy weekend!

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DEE107 4/21/2012 12:21AM

    sounds like a good week

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IOEINC 4/20/2012 8:34PM

    Sounds like you had fun!! Keep it up!!! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/20/2012 7:12PM

    Have a great weekend yourself... sounds like it's off to a good start!

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UMBILICAL 4/20/2012 7:10PM

  Gone gone.

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This And That

Thursday, April 05, 2012

My goodness noticed I haven't written a blog since 3/14---time to catch up.
Hubby has been doing great with walking without the boot on, but knows when the foot gets fatigued, can make it aroung the block and the limping is less each day. Hopefully his Dr. will let him go golfing after he sees him next Wednesday---( he has gone twice now and has worn the boot, I'll feel bettter when Dr. oks it).
We have been busy running around getting errands done qnd going to the Y---he can now do the strenth exercises, so he feels better about that, so I get some water areobics and strength work in too.
Daughter called and they will be coming up the end of June and will be staying through the 4th of July--she will be surprised with the changes we have been making on the house, and we will be glad to see them too. We have been loving our new beds, and I have been getting the best sleep in years. I elevate both head and knee area and get so relaxed and pressure is off my kness---should have done this years ago.
In closing I'm wishing all myChristian spark friends a very happy Easter.

  
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SCREWIE 4/7/2012 6:22PM

    Glad to read things are looking up :)

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BOVEY63 4/6/2012 12:00PM

    So happy hubby is doing so much better and hope he gets the golf go-ahead from the doc soon.
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Have a blessed Easter my friend.
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DEE107 4/6/2012 12:09AM

    Happy Easter and so happy hubby is doing great hugs

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Room Almost Done---Update On DH

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Such a great feeling that everything we wanted to get done in the bedroom is finished. Installers will deliver the bed tomorrow and install it. After their done will move a few pieces of furniture out of the large closet, that we kept out of the way to allow more space for them to work with. Tomorrow will give the new bed a try, but sure enjoyed getting all the exercise wjile redoing the room.
DH had what he thought was his last Dr. appointment with the orthopedic surgeon----NOT. He now told him , he can walk around the house without the boot, but needs it when going out anywhere. Gave him exercises to do, and need to increase by 10 each every week, and go back and see him in one month. Of course this means no golfing, which he was hoping to do this Saturday. He found out tho that a total of 60 exercises today wore him out( muscle tone and ligaments out of great stamina after in the boot for six weeks).

  
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MARLINDA5 3/16/2012 11:38PM

    How nice it must feel to get the room done.

Your husband is on his way to getting better - but needs to listen to the doctor. Soon he will be able to golf.

have a great weekend :) emoticon

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WISEDIETER 3/15/2012 10:45PM

    Hi there
house decorating one of my favorite things we will soon have a total house redeco thanks to the earthquake commission not the way to really do it! Hope your DH is on the mend I have not been up to much having taken the tip of my finger off with secatures in the garden lesson learnt put on the leather garden gloves and don't be in such a hurry after three weeks of dressings at the Dr it if finally beginning to heal
Take care
Sue

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NEELIXNKES 3/15/2012 3:59PM

    Glad that his leg is getting better and that the room is almost done! Hope his leg continues to heal smoothly.

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DEE107 3/15/2012 2:04PM

    so glad hubby is doing better and the boot been there and know what he is going thru hugs and good luck with the new bed

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BOVEY63 3/15/2012 12:06PM

    How exciting to have the room all done. Enjoy your first night in it.
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Happy to hear about hubby's improvement. Here's hoping he'll be on the golf course real soon.
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MARTHASPARKS 3/15/2012 11:41AM

    Great news for the DH. PT is more important than surgery if he wants it to have full function in the future. We want pictures of the completed bedroom!

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BAILEYS7OF9 3/15/2012 10:56AM

    Excellent! Know how you feel, we are so close to finishing our breezeway! Put a new addition on the house a few years ago and still have finishing touches.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 3/15/2012 9:07AM

    The better he sticks with the workouts, the quicker he'll go back to walking properly. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Enjoy the new bedroom!

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MRE1956 3/15/2012 6:51AM

    I'm sure your DH is frustrated, but as REDSHOES2011 stated so well, it's best that he take it slow (yeah, I know all too well how fellas can get impatient)......best wishes to you both, as I'm sure this has been challenging for you to deal with as well!

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JAMER123 3/15/2012 1:25AM

    Good news for your DH. Let him know he is to follow the Dr. request and he will have continued good healing! Glad to hear the room is soon done!! emoticon emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 3/15/2012 12:57AM

    Tell hubby baby steps, rehab is just as important as getting that boot off.. Better to heal totally then regrets later in life..
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What A Week

Saturday, March 10, 2012

It all stated on Monday when we went an bought a new bed freame and matresses. We came home and decided asince we have until the 15th before their delivered we should do some work upstairs. We started by removing the carpet, moving furt=iture around to get every bit removed. We had to then clean up the mess from the remnent pieces of padding (what a job). So today we're taking a break, we only vaccummed the ceiling and walls down. I have really been getting my workouts in, and I'm feeling it today. WE still have a few more things to do upstairs but it is coming along quicker than we had expected. This has go me in the mood, so will start tackling one room at a time each week and get the spring cleaning well under waIt sure is a change of pace with the exercise and really poops me out.

  
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SCREWIE 3/14/2012 6:09PM

    When you've finished round yours you can have my address :)))

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MARLINDA5 3/12/2012 1:08AM

    Once you are done - everything will look very nice :)

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PRAIRELAKELADY 3/12/2012 12:07AM

    I love it when the house gets all clean, organized, and new furniture or carpet.

We pulled up carpet a few years ago, yikes-there were sooo many staples in the floor. It took hours.

It is great exercise, with a great room when you are done!



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MAXFOCUS 3/11/2012 4:23PM

    emoticonWay to be productive. I need to get the cleaning bug soon.

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BOVEY63 3/11/2012 3:44PM

    I need to start tackling my rooms too! Great job!
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CAROLIAN 3/11/2012 3:18AM

    We are starting ours next month because i cant be bothered to seek out the paint I'm lucky Ians parents do most of it while i go away for a couple of days

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DEE107 3/10/2012 10:28PM

    sounds like a real busy week hugs

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NEELIXNKES 3/10/2012 6:32PM

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KENDRACARROLL 3/10/2012 5:03PM

    Good for you! It's always nice to do something good to the house :)
I started spring cleaning as well. Did 6 windows this morning, many more to go.
Have a wonderful weekend.

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