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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Musings.

Was up at 04:30AM and Had coffee with my pretty bride. Then she was off to the truck company. Then to the Restaurant.. I am just sitting here trying to put my thoughts together. Maybe even try to keep from crying.

The news from Donna’s appointment yesterday at the Cardiologist was not good. She will be going into the hospital next week to have another heart procedure, It seems she had another blocked artery, maybe 100%. A couple years ago she had 5 stents put in and I was sent to a waiting room for a 2 hour procedure that ended up taking 6 hours and I was left alone with no updates or anything until the surgeon asked where I was and a nurse remembered. Was I angry and scared, bet your life, I remember too Donna’s Mom sitting on the edge of her hospital bed saying see you in a couple hours Sam. She bled to death on the operating table. This on a supposed procedure her surgeon said was a cake walk compared to the last one she had. Am I scared now, bet your life. I know I sound selfish but Donna has worked hard all her life and been a great partner, so why is it when you think things are going to finally go your way. Something happens and you get slammed in the face with a 2x4. I am thinking about her retirement plans, and our traveling plans, and now all that is on hold and minimal to getting her back in shape again.Yes I am selfish, my worst fear since the last heart episode was that I would lose my pretty bride, Now its like an every night nightmare. Sorry for the rant. just had to get this off my chest.

I know the bloggers that have met Donna know what I mean and she does spoil me, please keep her in your thoughts while we work our way through this development.

That’s about it for today. Please be safe out there.. Sam & Donna……..

26 comments:

  1. My sincere thoughts are with both you and Donna. Hang in there, Sam.

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  2. Sam, I will keep Donna in my prayers. I understand the emotions that you have. Just when it is so close, you are set back. My husband and I are also finding that our plans are being changed by health issues.Since his retirement in 2004, we have been trying to take 1-2 month long RV trips. My triple bypass in 2006,knee replacement in 2008, major back surgery and blood clot in 2010 and a heart attack in 2011 have made it hard to do what we want. I am now waiting to find out when I will have another bypass and valve replacement. I pray that Donna will be treated and recuperate so that you can get on the road soon. Please also encourage her to get a second opinion- sometimes there is a different way to do things.

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  3. Good luck Sam...we're thinking of you guys.

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  4. I am so sorry to hear this news. I can understand your rant, it is well deserved.
    I will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
    After this surgery is all over and she is on the mend it is time you took some time for yourselves and hit the road in your 5er.
    Keep all of us informed of how it all goes.

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  5. Hi Sam, sorry to hear this news. I will keep both of you in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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  6. Hi Sam and Donna. This is disappointing news. Just remember you have friends thinking and praying for you both from all over including me here in li'l old New Zealand.

    I will be anxiously waiting to here from you again.

    Hold on tight with love.

    Blessings

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  7. Sam, I am praying for you and Donna, as well as praying for a good outcome to the medical procedures that Donna is facing. Hang in there!

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  8. Sam, I am so sorry to hear this news. We will trust that this procedure will go as planned, and they won't forget about keeping you updated. Our prayers and thoughts are with both of you and your family.

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  9. Oh, my.... As you know we have had our go at nasty health issues and are not traveling as much as I had hoped... But the one thing I think is that the Medical Profession is way more advanced than it ever was just a few years ago..

    Donna will get thru this setback as they are well skilled in these problems... You just have to keep the faith... Its hard not to dwell on what might go bad but you have to do it..

    Our prayers are with you as well, so be strong.... it will turn out alright.. Rod...

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  10. Gosh, what a unexpected shock. I am so sorry to hear of Donnas problem.... You can lean on us any time you want Sam, you aren't ranting,,,,your concerned and rightly so. Pat and I will keep you both in our prayers. Please keep your trust in God and don't be afraid to ask him to help you both with this burden. I know he can do wonders for you as he is in control and will give you the strength to get through this..God Bless,,We are right here with you my Man!!

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  11. Not a rant at all...just a worried, loving husband. We are so sorry to hear about Donna's latest results. Life seems to just about get where you want it to be at this age until illness strikes. You and Donna are in our prayers.

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  12. Sorry to hear about Donna's health problems, Sam. I'm sure everyone in blogland is pulling for Donna and hoping that this procedure is successful so that she can make a full recovery.

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  13. Sam, she will certainly be in all our prayers as will you.

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  14. Oh Sam, I wish I was there to give you and Donna both a big hug. I would sit with you and hold your hand if I could. Please know that Russ and I will be thinking of you both and praying for a successful procedure and a speedy recovery. Please let us know as soon as you know when the procedure will be done. We're pulling for both of you. Big "hi" and hugs to your lovely bride.

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  15. Oh Sam, I'm just no able to get back on line and find out what is happening. I am so sorry to hear about Donna. After going through two heart by-pass surgeries and the four surgeries last year, I know exactly how scared you are. I am sending you and the love of your life lots of prayers and hugs.

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  16. I am just now getting caught up on reading blogs since arriving back home. I am so sorry that Donna has to go through this again. My thoughts are with you both. The good Lord will get you through this I'm sure. Good to have this blog for moral support isn't it?

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  17. Catching up on some Blog reading this afternoon I came across your post about Donna's medical condition. I can't even imagine the emotional roller coaster you must be on now. All's I can do is to wish you & Donna the best possible outcome this coming Friday. Will be thinking about you both...

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  18. Praying for you two, the doctors and all staff taking care of Donna.

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  19. Joe and I are praying for both you and Donna. he Lord will give you the strength to get through this.

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  20. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both. Prayers of complete healing for Donna and peace for you Sam.

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  21. Hope everything goes well! I will be praying for you all.

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  22. I'm not very good at comments - mostly just read blogs - but you and Donna are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  23. Sam, Ellie and I will be praying for a positive outcome for Donna and you. With so many of your blogger friends praying for Donna, all will go just as planned. Stay positive and keep the faith!

    John and Ellen
    connectedtothevinephotography.blogspot.com

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  24. We will be praying for you guys.

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