Monday, June 19, 2017

Time Off



Bobs reflection in the glass door from my archives

On Saturday at 3:40 am, Bob had a stroke, he could not walk, could not move right arm or right leg. within an hour he was able to move, the slurred speech went away. it did a little damage to the brain that effects his walking and balance, he is working on that at home while we wait for surgery. they found one artery totally blocked and the other 85 percent blocked.

He now walks like a toddler, but he is walking.

Bob's surgery is approved for Friday the 23rd, it will be inpatient, they will open the carotid vein, clean it out and patch with a patch. there is 3 percent chance of stroke during surgery, chance for facial nerve damage, and a few other things, to say nothing of 80 years old going under anesthesia.
The big man is worried they will shave off his beard he has had for 50 years..

I am a little freaked but will survive. The surgery I mean, not the shaved beard.
Thanks to all of you for prayers and for the loving comments I have received.

I will be back when life slows down a little. He had melanoma surgery on Friday the 9th and still has a large whole in his shoulder, and we had to cancel his next appt. But the good news was the melanoma was removed totally...

I will be back soon... right now my mind is not working properly, his stroke messed up my brain...

38 comments:

Mildred said...

We love you and continue to pray for you both.

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are doing fine, and now everything is arranged. We will be praying for Bob, and I know he will do well, because God has this.

Denise inVA said...

Shocked to hear this Sandra, you must be going through it with the worry but I'm sending you a big hug and lots of love, and prayers for you both.

Ann Thompson said...

Will continue praying until Bob is back on his feet again. Hang in there and take care of yourself too

Felicia said...

so sorry Sandra. Sending big hugs and lots of prayers for Bob's recovery.

Karen said...

Love and prayers for you both.

Gayle - venturesinphotos said...

My heart is with you and will be praying.

Mevely317 said...

Don't concern yourself with your readers, OK? We'll be right here waiting ... whenever you're ready.

From the Kitchen said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! Prayers and loving thoughts to Bob, those who love him and those who treat him.
We'll all be here when you are ready to return. Will, however, miss your sense of humor!!

Best,
Bonnie

Mama and da DB Boyz said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers for Bob!
Sending Virtual Hugs,
B

Chatty Crone said...

Of course your mind is scattered that is so understandable. Now he had a stroke - did he get to the hospital in time I hope to bust the stroke? Well you take all the time you need Sandra and I will add my prayers to the others ones for both of you! sandie

G Dazeez said...

Oh my gosh Sandra, we send our prayers and positive thoughts to you and Bob. Our health is such a great blessing! Hugs from the Ozarks! ~jackie~

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

I am thankful for this update and am sending you prayers and positive vibes. Buddy also sends you his good wished as I did share your news with him. No idea if they can save the beard but i hope his brain will be back to full function. I nowvlearned more about what can be done and hope both of you will soon be recovered from this rather sudden shock. Gos bless you both.

photowannabe said...

Thanks Sandra for the update. I'm glad he is home right now. Will definitely keep you and Bob in my prayers and the docs. doing the surgery.

a rich tapestry said...

Dear Sandra, I'm glad to hear that the melanoma was completely removed, but so sorry to hear that Bob has had a stroke. Praying for Bob's surgery and good recovery and, of course, for you.

crafty cat corner said...

What a worry. I woke this morning to the smell of Tom's heart spray, apparently he had a chest pain while laying in bed, he has unstable angina that can come on at any time, so I have some idea of what you are going through Sandra,
I'm sure that Bob is a strong man and will pull through all of this with you beside him.
I will be keeping you in my thoughts and wishing you both well.
Love and Hugs
Briony
x

eileeninmd said...

Sandra, I will keep you and Bob in my prayers. My wishes for a complete recovery and successful surgery. Take care of yourself too.

Rose said...

What Mildred says goes for all of us I am pretty sure.

And so true about his stroke messing up your brain...I think I lost half mine when Roger had his stroke.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers. I am thankful that he is able to walk and that the slurred speech went away. He will be on the road to recovery in no time! God be with you, Bob and the surgeons.

Just Mags said...

Oh, no! Sweet Sandra I am so sorry to hear about Bob. I will be praying for him and for you. Don't forget to take care of you so you will be able to be there for him after surgery. Sending lots of warm, gentle hugs for both of you.

Ruth Hiebert said...

You are in my prayers.

DawnTreader said...

In the midst of all the worries I think it sounds like good news that he started recovering rather quickly, and even back to walking (even if "baby steps"). I totally understand you must be in shock, I'm guessing you're partly on auto pilot. Hopefully your sense of humour will be of help too, it may feel weird but can often help us to keep on track. You're in my thoughts & prayers.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We are keeping you BOTH in our thoughts and prayers, Sandra. It is indeed a scary thing, but with faith and hope and a good medical staff, hoping that all will be fine. I liked your photo of Bob from the archives.

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

The power of prayer!! He will be good, I know it!
Hugs Sandra.

Pam Jackson said...

Oh Sandra I am so sorry to hear that about Bob. He will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us all posted.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my! I will be praying for you both! God bless you and help you.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Oh no! I am so sorry this has happened. I will pray that the surgery will go well and for Bob's full recovery. And for you, too! Hugs and love, Cheryl

Ida said...

Sandra, I am behind with visiting so just learned of this. I am praying for both you & Bob at this time. Hugs & God's Blessings to you both.

Kim Standard said...

I am keeping Bob in my prayers! It has to be rough on you also. I am so sorry this happened

jandi said...

Dearest Sandra, I am so sorry to hear this. You and Bob are in my thoughts and prayers.

Breathtaking said...

Dearest Sandra, It was so good of you to visit, and let me know about Bob. I will be thinking of you both, and praying that all will be well. God bless you both, and a huge hug for you Sandra.x

Cranberry Morning said...

Just popping in again and letting you know that you're on my mind and heart. Prayers for Bob and for you. xo

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you both and praying for you both. I am so sorry this happened to your husband. You are on my mind, I will be thinking of you.

rebecca haegele said...

Oh no. I am so sorry to hear this. You know, you were on my heart today and I intentionally came and looked for your most recent post. Needless to say I am not finding much time for blogging these days but I do still think of my blogging friends. I am glad you were on my heart, now I know to pray for you and Bob. Keep the strength and feel the love from all of us!

Pam Jackson said...

Hi Sandra, I know you probably have your hands full at this point but I did want to stop in and let you know I am thinking of you and Bob. Hoping he is recovering.

Betty Manousos said...

oh no! dear sandra, i'm so so sorry to hear this! i'm behind with visiting so just learned of this. i will be praying for you both. sending you a big hug and lots of love.
thinking of you.

(((HUGS)))

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sandra I am just seeing about Bob"s surgery. You gave been in my prayers all week....and I will continue to keep you there. We will be home late Monday night.
Hugs
Cecilia

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Sandra...and Bob!
I'm thinking of you two. Hope all went well yesterday and the recovery time is short.

Let us know!!!