Thursday, July 8, 2010

Guardian Angel For Hubby & Thank you to my Friends

I have decided to adopt this beautiful angel to be sweet Hubby's Guardian Angel. Doesn't she look like she is looking down on someone? And I have to THANK each & every one of you for your sweet comments, emails, phone calls & PRAYERS (PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING). A quick update... after seeing the cardiologist yesterday it is determined that he will have open heart surgery. We don't have a date scheduled yet because there are two more tests that they want done (he will be hospitalized for those 2 tests). After getting the information from those tests an appointment with the surgeon will be scheduled & a date will be set. They are telling him that this is "as big a surgery as there is". SCARY FOR SURE! But, we are both staying very positive, praying, & are so thankful that this was found before something terrible happened. The doctor has asked him to not do anything physical that could strain the aneurysm but, has cleared him to drive & even OK'd him going to some jobs with our son (who works for us) as long as he just works with the computer & talks with the client while our son does the physical stuff. As the doctor said... "this has probably been there for at least a month or more & probably 6 months or more. The difference now is WE KNOW it is there & he needs to be careful. Sweetie is insisting that I go to Les Sirenes Art Event which he gave me for my birthday. He said "I'm a grown man & I know I need to be careful & this is all paid for so you go have fun because when this surgery is done neither of us will have fun for awhile & besides all we'll do is sit around & watch TV & we'll have plenty of time for that". IS THAT THE SWEETEST???? When we were in the waiting room yesterday waiting for the doctor to look at his EKG & Ecocardiogram he (being a very mechanical kind of guy)said "well I hate this but, I'm glad they can fix it. I'd rather have this than cancer because the treatment for that leaves so many other things messed up". Sooooooooooooo now we wait... the doctor is going on vacation until the 26th & then we have to have the other tests which have to all fit into the doctor & the hospital's schedules as far as availability. It's a waiting game, a ticking clock & just living on faith & prayers. THANK YOU again sweet friends for all of your support! I'll keep you posted. HUGS!

33 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Charlene...

This must be causing a lot of wear on you as well so I am hoping that you go to the event. As you said, there will be a lot of inactivity after the surgery.

I am keeping your husband, you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

xoxo
Janie

Karen said...

Charlene - it sounds like both of you have your priorities set. All you can do is follow your Doctor's instructions and try and relax. I know - easier said than done. But they do absolutely amazing things nowadays- open heart surgery has come a long way over the past 25 years. They really have it down.
I'm praying for both of you - I know everything will go well. I think it'll be good for you to come out for Kim's event - it'll get your mind off things - if just for a little while. I wish I were in town that weekend to say hello - but I'll give Joy a hug to give to you :).
Keep us posted.
{{hugs}} and prayers!
Karen

The French Bear said...

Charlene, oh my, I can't image all the stress you have been through. Thank goodness your hubby is okay, well sort of, you know what I mean. I will definitely keep you in my prayers!!! I feel so bad, I did not know you were going through all of this, please keep in touch and know that I am thinking of you!!!
Big hugs!!!
Margaret B

jsimplylive said...

Hi. I am new to your blog, but wanted to tell you that I will be praying for your hubby. And you made a great choice by adopting that guardian angel. She is beautiful.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Charlene, thanks so so much for the update, I've been praying for you guys. Your husband sounds like the sweetest guy, just make him promise no physical activity to strain him. Guys find that hard to do. Glad you were able to see the cardiologist, please keep us updated!
hugs and love,
Debra

Jan said...

I'll continue to pray for you and your Hubby. I love the Guardian Angel...just precious!

Christine said...

Charlene- So sorry to hear about your husband's condition. That is so sweet that he still wants for you to attend Les Sirenes, especially since it's his b-day gift to you. What a guy! Hang in there, keep your faith, and I will keep both of you in my prayers. Hopefully I see you next week?
Xo~Christine

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I'll keep him in my prayers.

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

I am so glad that this can be repaired. Just wish they could hurry up. The waiting game is no fun, but with positive thoughts, lots of prayers from loving friends and family it is all going to work out.
Love you both,
Pat

Createology said...

Thank you for the update and please know that prayers will continue. Having your positive outlooks will help more than we all know. Blessings...

Alisa said...

I will continue to keep him in my prayers, Charlene, but I'm sure everything will be just fine.
Have fun in Cali!

Sandy said...

Dearest Charlene!

What a wonderful post you did on me!

I'm terribly sorry to hear about your man, hon. He'll get better soon with you on his side!

Thanks for EVERYTHING!

xoxoxo
Sandy

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

bunny said...

WOW Charlene...where have I been? How did I miss this info? Thank goodness they found something now and not later. Today's technology is amazing and I'm sure with his very good surgeon and the support of you and your family, he will do well.
Take care of yourself. I know your under a lot of stress and that can creep up on you. If I was closer we'd do something to keep your mind off of it temporarily.

Sending prayers, good thoughts, positive karma and a big HUG!!

bunny

Honey Lamb and I said...

Bless his heart! Thank you for the update. It is a huge and scary surgery but I have been through it with many family members that have had up to 5 bypasses at once and they are all great as can be now! He will do great and there are amazing doctors in Houston area. So glad that you are going to get to go to CA still.
You guys are in my prayers and thought:) ~Shelley O.

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Charlene ~
He will come through it so well !! There is no doubt about it ~ They have come so far with open heart surgery now ~
I will continue to pray for your sweet husband and for peace for both of you ~

xoxo
Lori

陳智強 said...

人有兩眼一舌,是為了觀察倍於說話的緣故。............................................................

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am sending big hugs and prayers for you, your husband and your family.

FILIGREE MOON said...

Charlene, I so had you and your family on my mind yesterday hoping and praying for good news. And this I believe is good news, although not simple for you all. I think your husband summed it up very well...it is not fun, but it is certainly repairable. Thank God for modern technology in the discovery of the source of the problem as well as the repair for it. I wish you all peace and a quick recovery. Adore your Guardian Angel! And your circle of prayerful friends and family will guide you all through this. Hugs, Angela

clustres said...

Prayers sent your way, Charlene.

Riki Schumacher said...

Yes, that is a sweet man for sure. It sounds like you both are handling this so well, good for you. I am sending lots of love and support. Wish I could be there with you. Hugs and prayers my friend. Riki

Linda said...

Charlene~ I will certainly be keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds as though he has the best care and I am glad it is treatable! XO

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Charlene,
My prayers & thoughts are always with you my friend! Guardian angels work, I think I've got one or two of my own. Lisa

craftymarta said...

Charlene, I didn't know about your husband, thanks for sharing, the more people you get to pray the better. I hope everything goes well and your husband get his good health back. I will pray for strength for you thru all this. God is good, ALWAYS. Blessings, Marta.

DeeDee said...

Charlene....This is a very stressful time, but you have so many friends and family for support...use them up thats what we are all here for....do what you do best to relax. Sounds like Hubby has a good handle on it... I will keep continued prayers coming your way...and hope all to be well soon..
DeeDee

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Oh my dear Charlene, I missed this because my computer will NOT behave!
I know how stressful this is for everyone and will hold you, your Sweetie and family up in prayer.

(())
Francie

Karen Valentine said...

You are in my prayers everyday my friend...miss you.

All Bliss Be Thine said...

Thoughts & prayers for your hubby's surgery.
Love the guardian angel keeping watch.
My hubby had a 7 way bypass in 2005 after a heart attack and has done really well. Thanks be to God.

Miss Sandy said...

Charlene,

I am so sorry to hear about your husband's heart condition. Please know that I will be keeping you both in my prayers. I'll keep checking back to keep up with the progress. Blessings on the surgery and recovery as well as peace during your waiting. Sending you virtual hugs!

just me jan said...

Charlene...my husband recently went through MAJOR heart surgery as well. I know exactly what you're going through. Let me tell you there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it's a brilliant beacon that will lead both of you through this trying time. As Karen has said, medicine has come a LONG way and doctors are doing amazing things. That said, your husband sounds like he has a wonderfully positive attitude...that in itself is half the battle! I'll keep both of you tucked safely in my heart and prayers.

just me...knowin' this WILL turn out alright...jan armentrout

Violet said...

Charlene, thank you for the update.
Waiting is the hardest! The good news, as your husband said, is that this can be fixed. So many people are not aware of an issue like this until it is too late.
May God give your Dr. and Surgeon wisdom and insight into just what needs to be done. God Bless you both!
~ Violet

Gayla said...

I know you are all worried. Open heart surgery is very difficult, but they do sooo many of them. They have to tell all the scariness, but my dad's was the best thing he'd done for himself. He felt sooo much better that he built a barn! I pray for such good followups for you guys, too. Hugs from Missouri. Love your cowgirl bling!

cindy said...

Charlene,
Keeping your Sweetie in prayer! (And you too, as I know the stress is on you as well).

Hopefully you will still be able to to the event.

Take care and sending hugs,
c

LaVerne said...

Charlene, I loved this post... because of the support from your sweet hubby...it's wonderful that he validates the value of your creative projects...I'm sure it is a nervous time for you, but he would feel worst if you stayed home to sit with him. The surgery will go well; he has an angel on his shoulder and he is one fine man...that's the most important message I'm taking away from reading this. Blessings.

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