Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Announcement #2

Heart Surgery Again

Some of you will remember that last September I needed to have heart surgery. At my followup in December, I thought I was doing pretty well & so did my surgeon.  He actually said it looked to him as if the surgery had been successful.  He felt it was safe for me to stop the heart medication I had been taking for 10+ years.  I continued to do well for a few weeks, but then in late January I started having problems again but to a more intense degree.  The symptoms I was experiencing were definitely not what they had been before the September surgery. They took a lot out of me.  I actually ended up having a small heart attack.  (Where does that term come from?  How can any heart attack be considered "small?")  The symptoms I was experiencing lasted about 3 weeks, then disappeared.  I assumed all was well, but they appeared again a few weeks later.  I made an appointment with the surgeon who was quite puzzled as to what was happening.  He thought that perhaps the heart medication I stopped taking in December had actually been masking another heart problem, & that when he had me stop taking it the problem surfaced.  He had me hooked up to a heart monitor for a month & I saw him yesterday for the results. Sure enough, another problem has surfaced, thus the need for another surgery   : (   He stated that I would be contacted by someone later this week to schedule the surgery.  He indicated that he wants me to be scheduled "soon."  

As I did before the last surgery, I will be kitting up some projects so I will have things to work on during my recovery.  I've already started making some meals ahead of time to help John a bit.  

As I did prior to my last surgery, I am asking once again for your prayers.  I will greatly appreciate them.  I will let you know when a date for the surgery has been set.

48 comments:

Lynda Ruth Bowers said...

I do hope the surgery gose well and you recovery is a swift one. glad you are not moving the stress is not good for you right now. hugs from Lynda at Purple Pixie Dust. Relax and enjoy the day.

Beth said...

Oh Shirlee, you are in my thoughts. You are such a strong woman.

Maggee said...

You KNOW you are in my thoughts and prayers dear one! I wish I lived closeby to help you out... Sending you big hugs!!

KimM said...

Shirlee - you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourself - I know John will look after you.
Blessings.

Vickie said...

Unbelievable! I am very sorry to hear this. I am praying for you dear friend.

Jacquie Morris said...

Goodness.... you have been through the mill. I do hope your surgery goes well with a speedy recovery... and you try to stay stress free.
Sending a smile wishing you all the best :)

Joanie said...

I will be praying for you for a successful surgery and recovery. God bless you!

Michelle said...

Shirlee you will be in my thoughts and prayers - sending you much love my friend xx

Michelle said...

Shirlee you will be in my thoughts and prayers - sending you much love my friend xx

Krista said...

Sending you prayers and wishes for a speedy recovery!

Vicki said...

I am definitely praying for you, Shirlee.

Annette-California said...

Oh no!! So sorry to hear this Shirlee! I will pray for you and I want to say another rosary for you when you are having your surgery too.
Sending you love & many hugs Annette

Joyce Mayer said...

Of course you are in my prayers. I will also put you on our Church prayer list and my last church's list too.

Blessings

Robin said...

Shirlee, continuing to lift you up on my thoughts and prayers.

Robin in Virginia

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Oh, my dear friend! I am sorry that you have to have surgery again, but SO glad that your doctor knows what the problem is. I smiled at your announcement #1. I know how much that has been on your mind. The Lord is good and maybe the time will be right after your recovery. In the meantime, be sure to unpack a cozy corner for your "Recovery Retreat". : )

All my love and prayers!
Tricia

jennifer768 said...

Shirlee,you know that you are and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Hugs,Jen

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Shirlee, I am so sorry that you have to go though this again. I will be praying for a fast recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Bunches of hugs, Lecia

capecodgirl565 said...

Shirlee, good thoughts and prayers headed your way. Best wishes for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.

Teresa S. said...

You must be feeling so disappointed! We will be lifting you up in our prayers here also, Shirlee.

Shebafudge said...

Of course I hope your surgery goes well and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. xxx

Pam in IL said...

Oh my! You are always in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be!

Wanda said...

Oh, I am so sorry you need another surgery. I am sending thoughts and prayers your way.

Judy said...

Oh my Shirlee, I am sorry to hear you need another heart surgery. Hopefully this one will go as well as the last one..continued prayers coming your way! At least you won't have the stress of selling and moving anytime soon, especially while recovering from surgery.

Judy Heartland stitcher

Earlene L. said...

Wow you have been through alot.
Many prayers your way.

Frances N said...

I'm sorry to hear that you require more surgery, but hopefully this will be IT and things can settle down with you doing much better! Now that you've made a house decision, that will be one less thing to worry about! I'm sure you can make it a home, and be very happy there! You will be in my prayers.

CalamityJr said...

I'll be joining the rest of these wonderful ladies in prayer for you. Hope you can feel all the love!

gracie said...

Keeping you in my thoughts.

Sally said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers my friend. Xxx

Danice said...

Oh Shirlee. Will be praying for you. So sorry that you have to endure this again.

Julie said...

I hope the date is soon and then the recovery smooth and painless for you.
Thinking of you xx

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh dear Shirlee, I'm so sorry to hear you have to go through this again. I'll be sending positive thoughts your way. Please do let me know the date so I can send extra thoughts that day for you and John. Hugs!

Anne said...

Oh my dear Shirlee. I sure hope that all will go well with the procedure. Know that you will be in my prayers and heart. I feel like such a bad friend not commenting/emailing you in a while. Definitely let us know how things go otherwise we all will worry! HUGS!!! Titus sends you some get better snuggles too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Oh my goodness, Shirlee! I'm so sorry you have to have another surgery. You'll be in our prayers for sure! :D

Penny said...

Prayers for you....

Hazel said...

Praying for total healing in Jesus' name. xxxx

rosek1870 said...

Sending many prayers for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
Hugs & Prayers,
Rose

Trace4J said...

You my friend are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for all the prayers and being such a sweet friend to me.
I hope the settling in..in your home gives you peace.
Your grand-daughter is beautiful.
Woolie Hugs & Love :)

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Prayers and Blessings from me to you. Hope this one resolves any other concerns and a speedy recovery too.

Peace to all,
Barb

Von said...

Dear Shirlee you will certainly be in my prayers as you undergo this surgery and recovery. Hugs!

stitchersanon said...

Well, while I am sorry you are having to go through big surgery again, I am kindda pleased the problem was picked up so surgery is an option! You will of course remain in my prayers and thoughts. Be brave little lady: we are all sending you loving vibes.

Marie said...

Oh no, I am sorry to hear this. I wish you well with your surgery and recovery and will be praying for you.

La Petite Gallery said...

Sad to hear this, I will say a
few prayers for you and check back, stay calm, you will be on the mend very soon. yvonne

Melissa said...

This is terrible news. My father just went through heart surgery and it's NOT fun (putting it lightly as I'm sure you know).

Sending you many well wishes and a speedy recovery when it's finally time to get it done.

Melissa

Ele said...

I will keep you in my thoughts, hope all will be well and you will have a speedy recovery

Chris said...

Sending prayers your way!!

Carol said...

I've been away and am just now reading about this, Shirlee! I'm so very sorry you have to have more surgery... I will certainly be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and hoping that the procedure is scheduled soon so you can start healing all the quicker. Sending a big hug to you in KY!

Kaisievic said...

You are always in my prayers.

geeky Heather said...

I'm very behind on blog reading, so you may have already posted am update, but wanted to let you know you will be in my prayers!