God grant you the light in Christmas, which is faith;
the warmth of Christmas, which is love;
the radiance of Christmas, which is purity;
the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice;
the belief in Christmas, which is truth;
& all of Christmas, which is Christ.
--Wilda English

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Husband Update - Final

I hope it's final!  My husband received a letter from his doctor this morning.  She said she tried to call last Friday but there was no answer.  I don't know why she couldn't have left a message   : (   Anyway, she said the ultrasound showed just a small amount of blockage in the right carotid & there appears to be none in the left.  She indicated that she does not believe the symptoms he has been having or the blackout are related to his carotids.  Of course she didn't offer any opinion regarding what they might be related to.

So ... on the one hand, happy news ... no carotid problems!  On the other hand, however, we are left with the mystery of what caused all this in the first place.  We are going to assume that the blackout was just an odd, one-time thing, keep a record of when/if the other symptoms recur, & go on with life.

Once again I offer my deepest thanks to all of you who expressed your concern & offered your prayers.  You were kinder & more thoughtful than some people in my own family & I appreciate this very, very much.


TheCrankyCrow said...

That is wonderful news, Shirlee....so glad to hear. Yes, troublesome that you still have no concrete explanations - but such is the fabric of life at times....take joy and comfort in the fact that the "worst case scenario" has been ruled out....Hugs ~ Robin

Trace4J said...

God is Good!
Hugs Trace


Andrea said...

so glad to hear the good news. praying the Lord will help you find the answers you need to what is causing his problems.

BumbleBeeLane said...

Good news sweetie! Hopefully your right and it was just a oddball thing with the blackout.Hugs!~Amy

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Shirlee, GOOD News!!! though still questions... let's hope all is good...though a letter?? really... no 2nd phone call?? That is maddening! OLM

vwestermeyer said...

WOO HOO!!!! What wonderful news!

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee that is awesome news!Hugs,Jen

Dani said...

Good to hear and yet, a little puzzling, huh? keeping him in our prayers

Angela said...

Okay Shirlee, I am so thankful for the great news. So... this is where we have to have faith and move forward. Give our concerns to God and let him handle it from here. Praying these symptoms never reoccur. Breathing a sigh of relief for you both.

Jessica @Blessings in the Country said...

That is great news! I know it's still a bit puzzling because you don't know what was wrong. All that can be done now is to trust and give it to God wholeheartedly. I will continue to pray.

Hugs, Jessica

Diane said...


So glad to hear! Say hi to John for me :)