Saturday, January 22, 2011

Raise your hand should be kicked out of Blogland, never allowed to return, for failure to keep up.  That's me, I'm raising my hand.

Truth is that until yesterday whenever I had free time, I was working on my selling blog, which is still a work in progress.  Then, yesterday, we got blindsided to say the least. 

My husband, Bob, had surgery 20 months ago to have the arteries leading to both legs replaced with artificial ones.  It was a long surgery (six hours) and a long recovery, but recover he did!  For the first time in years, he was out of pain and could walk endlessly.  Well, Thursday morning while making a delivery (he's a UPS driver), the pain hit him like a sledgehammer, this time in his "good" leg!  It got so bad that by noon, he was having to use both hands to actually lift his leg so he could back into the truck.  Of course UPS had "no one" that could go out and take over his route (don't get me started), so he worked until around 5:30, then headed home.  He usually gets home around 8:30 or 9:00, so it was a very early day for him.

Well, after a visit to the vascular surgeon Friday morning, it was determined that there was a blockage in the left artery, possibly a clot, and he needed surgery.  They admitted him last night, he's been on a blood thinner since then, and the surgery is scheduled for Monday morning or afternoon.  We are stunned to say the least.  And nervous.  And truth be told, scared. 

I spent all day there with him today and finally got him to walk a little.  The pain stops him in his tracks; he waits til it diminishes and starts up again.  Not good.  No way to live.  No way to be able to work either. 

So...we'll see what Monday brings.  We're praying they don't find any surprises when they get in there and that the recovery is a steady, short one.  We were planning on a getaway next weekend to Vermont;  one doctor says that if all goes well, we can still go, as long as it's to sit and NOT to ski.  I told him I am a professional sitter!   Let's hope that by this time next weekend, I am freezing my ass off in northern Vermont!

I'll keep you posted.  Stay seems as if everywhere is in a deep freeze! 


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's health problems. I will be praying for him. God bless you both.

  2. Thank you Belle...prayers matter so much. I trust them. And Him, but sometimes I wish I trusted myself as much as He does.

  3. Good luck to your husband! How scary for both of you.
    Both of you will be in my prayers.
    Keep us posted.

    PS--Please stay in blogland!!!! :)


  4. Thank you Melinda...we are both very grateful. :)

  5. So sorry to hear about your husband. Prayers are heading your way as I type this. And as for UPS not having anyone to send out? You don't have to get started, one of my best friends husband has worked at UPS as a driver for years. :/