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July 16, 2013, 2:32 am
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I fully believe in the¬†power of prayer. If you’ve been following my postings you know I have recently had a triple bypass and have another surgery coming up.¬† When the word got out that I’d had a heart attack, people across the United States and Canada were praying for me.

I was never scared when I found out that I had to have open heart surgery. I was calm. All I know is I believed with all my heart that God wasn’t ready to take me home, He still had things for me to do. When I was wheeled into the operating room I gave the heart surgerical team a two thumbs up, a smile, and said” lets get this horse riace going”. My last words to the team was, “each one of you has an Angel at your side.” My family was in the waiting room, awaiting word on how the surgery went, me I was sleeping away and had no idea what was going on until I woke up and then the pain kicked my butt. Being intibated and having your hands tied to the bed rails is not a pleasent way to wake up. I remember wiggling my feet and moving my fingers around trying to get the attention of my nurse who was at the foot of my bed..

My ICU nurse was named John and he was awesome. I will never forget his kindness, caring and compassion that he showed me while he was caring for me. The medical staff, doctors, nurses, PCA , PT and others at Shands Hospital in Gainesville Florida were awesome. I The care I received was outstanding. I can never repay any of those people nor do I know all their names so I can thank each one of them. But hopefully one day some of them will come across this blog and know that they were one of those people I am speaking of.

God is good and prayers are heard. If God cares about a little sparrow I know he cares about you and me.


Healing, One day at a time.
July 16, 2013, 2:17 am
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Its been some time since I’ve blogged. A lot has been happening in my life and just finding the time to knit is sometimes hard to do. I ordered 3 skeins of awesome yarn from Brooklyn General Store at
I am almost finished with a pair of socks that I am knitting for myself and I have been searching for weeks for a really nice shawl pattern for the other 2 skeins of yarn. I want to knit a special shawl for my mother.
Speaking of mom’s I am so blessed to still have my mom around. I don’t know what I’d do without her.
She has been my rock for so long.
Hmmm lets see….lasy August I got a job offered to me after being unemployed for years. I was delighted to say the least. I became a apartment complex manager! It is suppose to be a part-time position but the reality is , its a full time job contray to what they would like for you to think and believe. It has certainly been a learning experience and in all honesty, I love my job.

This past May I had to place a 911 call, not for a tenant but for myself, I was having a heart attack, literely!
It was horrible and painful, and we woman have such different symptoms then men have.
Off to the hospital I go, after doses of morphine, tubes of blood work, it was official, I had, had a heart attack.
For months I had been having issues with not being able to walk very far. My legs would just give out on me, my hips hurt terribly when I walked, I was misserable. I had a scatica nerve that was killing me and finally went to see the chiropractor for adjustments. Well the adjustments didn’t help. I spent a lot of money on something that couldn’t be fixed and here is why.

When I went to the ER by ambalence I was later admitted to the hospital. A CT was ordered and the results were astounding. I had a blockage in my abdominal aoretia at 100%, blockages in both aoretias in the groan area and my renal arteries were blocked. No wonder I couldn’t walk, I had no blood flow going to my legs. My feet and legs were numb too. A typical Heart cath was out of the question so they performed one going through my arm. results, I needed a triple bypass.
Well I’ve come through the triple bypass, I spent 6 days in ICU and 2 days on the cardic floor. I am healing.
It hasn’t been easy or pleasent. Haing your chest cracked open and your heart stopped and placed on a machine is scary to say the least. Then you get wired back together, stitches inside and glued together on the outside
My ICU nurse asked me on a scale of 1-10 how was the pain. My reply was it was 1000. I felt like I had been hit with a Mc Truck in the ribs. Painful does no even begin to describe the pain I felt. It is now July 15 and I am just 32 days post op. I am healing but have a long way to go. My chest still hurts from the surgery. I still cannot walk more than 20 feet. I have a appt with the vasculer doctor on the 19th to see when we can get the rest of me fixed. I figured once all this is over with I will be good for at leasst another 100,000 miles.
To date I just say I am one big cholestoral ball. ( Its hereditery) I have learned a lot.
Smoking causes scaring on the inside of your veins and arteries ( little slits) and the nicoteen and cholertoral fill into those slits and thats how you end up with clogged arteries and veins. If I could I’d put a photo up of my chest and the scar I have. By the time I am down with surgeries, I will have basically cut from my throat to my belly button , maybe more. UGH.

I am finally getting some knitting down and almost finished with a baby blanket and have half a sock to finish for the socks to be complete. I am looking forward to getting to wear them. I’m also looking forward to getting back to work.

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