Sunday, December 2, 2012

Take care of your health

Life has tossed more challenges again.




This time, upon my husband. Although we are separated, we still keep in touch.

He is in Corpus Christi & has been tending to his Alzheimer's parents.
His father passed away, which I previously mentioned.

His mother is home right now, so he's been taking care of her. However, he's had his own health issues. He went to the hospital on Tuesday, Nov 27 for a surgery. They were to put stints in his neck arteries. But after testing, they discovered that he actually needed heart surgery. So they kept him there, the surgery happened Friday evening. He had quadruple bypass surgery & his carotid artery cleared. He's one sick puppy right now. Unfortunately, he's been a smoker for many, many years, so it has all caught up with him. They have him in ICU now & hope to move him to a room in the morning. He's hooked up on a breathing machine right now because he can't breathe properly. Any deep breathing hurts him. So if they can get him breathing correctly, they will move him into a room for a week. He still needs a lot of care. Fortunately, I've been able to call the hospital to get updates on him. He can't talk on a phone yet. But his nurse has been good at updating me when I call.

Friends have been sending their well wishes & prayers his way.

When I get to talk to him, I will remind him that he got an early Christmas Present as life is the biggest gift of all!




Please take care of yourselves so you can still enjoy life itself!




Relish life.

Live life.

Love life.
~TexCyn

20 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your husband. Unfortunately many of us take our health for granted, until something happens - and then maybe we start to make changes for the better. I hope you are doing better with the therapy for your foot.

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    1. Thanks Teri. He's also a lung cancer survivor. He's been through a lot the past few years, he's one blessed, lucky guy!
      Thank on the foot. I hope I can get a break soon. I need to head to Corpus Christi for a few weeks.

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  2. I agree, do your best to eat right, exercise and not stress about things (I do have trouble with the last one). Praying your husband mends soon with no complications!

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    1. Well, you've had something BIG to stress about! Although it's being taken care of, fortunately. Whew! Thanks for the prayers.

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  3. I'm sorry for your husband's health issues and hope he improves soon. Sometimes we get the wake-up call too late... You give good advice.

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    1. Thanks. He's lucky that he's in this time & age of medicine. Lost my grandfather to a heart attack in the 70's. Back then, it just wasn't like it is now, so we all get to benefit from a much better world of medicine!

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  4. Sorry to hear that, Cyn. I know you are worried about him. But you are right about staying healthy. Thanks for the reminder.

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    1. Thank you Kim. He's still in ICU. He's had a rough time of it in recovery. Maybe they will move him to a room tomorrow.

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  5. Most exes don't care what happens to the other. Richard is lucky that way, too.

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    1. We are still married. Although we'll never live together again, we still look out for each other...at a 200 mile distance...

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  6. I cherish every healthy day. I quit smoking 11 years ago, Craig quit 23 years ago. We both hope it will not come back and bite us! Hope your Ex recovers.

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    1. Merikay, you are doing an awesome job with yourself. You have already reversed the years!

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  7. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery. Hang in there they need you.

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  8. Poor health is never fun. Your former husband is lucky to have you for emotional support. Wishing him a complete and speedy recovery.

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  9. Having been through a triple and then a double by pass with Jim, and the lung cancer and on and on, we know how important it is to take care of ourselves. If only we could get our kids to listen. Jim was also a smoker for years and years. Not an easy thing he's got going but how blessed we are that surgeons can fix these things. We live in a wonderful time for medical procedures. Sending lots of prayers for your ex and a great recovery.

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    1. Thank you Sandy. ya'll have had your share for sure. Richard is also a lung cancer suvivor (I might have mentioned that?). Yes, too bad direct family can't see this & learn.

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  10. Tough time for you. It just keeps raining, doesn't it. Hoping he pulls thru for you and that it starts to get better soon.

    Life is the most precious gift of all isn't it?

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  11. Yes Mary, it sure is. The life being the most precious gift that is.

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