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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Heart Happiness Humour..

I like to feel that I'm generally a Happy person and try to be optimistic when faced with a problem. The worse thing that can beset a person of my years is failing Health.

I'm afraid to say that the time has arrived,

 My darling Husband Ian has to have Heart surgery to repair a leaky valve and to fit a stent in an artery.

 We have one of the finest Heart and Chest Hospitals in the world so that is a comfort to a wife who is a natural worrier!

However,before his Heart is fixed he had to go on Dialysis as his kidneys are not functioning well. This has been going on for quite some time but now is 'crunch' time.

 He is, at present, having a tube fitted so that he can have a saline drip to do the work  of his failing kidneys. The 'up' side of this the treatment can be done at home, instead of being Hooked up three times per week to a Dialysis machine at the unit. Also it can be done at night whilst he is sleeping... so dear readers, my Heart aches for him. I hate to think of his discomfort.






Happy Day and Hearts full of gladness.

 Happy Day, A very proud Papa Ian leading his much loved daughter Astrid  down the aisle to be married to Ian Jnr. (another Ian).

A fortune teller recently told one of my daughters that she came from a line of very strong women.


Now for a little humour.

A Shrimp.  by Ogden Nash.

 (Mr Nash never fails to make me smile and when I smile it means It means)... I'm Happy...



A shrimp who sought his lady shrimp

Could catch no glimpse    

Not even a glimp.

At times translucence.

Is rather a nuisance.



That's better a line or two from Ogden Nash alway makes me ......'HAPPY' and better still my darling has phoned to say he will be home soon and all is.... HUNKYDORY.


My thanks to Denise the creator of ABCW and Roger and Leslie who deal with the admiistration of the site and not forgetting the HAPPY BAND OF HELPERS who assist wth the visits each week.

Best wishes to all,
from,
Di.
ABCW team.


35 comments:

  1. Oh my dear Di what a time full of worries... and although it does not concern my husband, a very dear friend has to go through that same ordeal one of these days... So I feel the worry you feel.

    I pray for that friend of mine but now I will include both your names as well.

    Take care, be strong and hold on to faith!

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/20-h/

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    1. Thanks Melody for your kind words, it is faith that supports and carries me through at times of crisis, also I thankGod for happier times too!
      I will pray for your friend tooxx
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team,

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  2. May Ian have a fast recovery and sound health soon..and may all men be lucky to have a caring wife like you:) Amen!

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    1. Hello Amit, thank you for your kind words,
      I too feel lucky to have such a kind and loving
      husband in Ian, we've had a great marriage and I feel blessed, just prayers now for his rapid recovery.
      Best wishes.
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  3. Hi Di! Your post is as always a pleasant one to read, even if the subject deals with something very worrying. I hope that your husband will soon recover. It is good that he can be at home most of the time. You are so optimistic and brave. I admire you!

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    1. Hello Wil,
      I am so pleasd to hear from you and thank you so much for your
      kind words,
      I hope you are in good health and keeping warm in this nasty weather.
      Spring can't come quickly enough.
      Kind regards,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  4. Oh I am so glad everything is "hunky-dory!" Please give him my very best wishes for a restful recovery. I, too, am looking at these years as the "other side of the hill" now. On March 14th I see the surgeon about fusing L5 of my spine. He's the same surgeon who did the triple fusion in Jan. 09 and at that time he told me L5 would have to be done in about 5 years...I've gone over 8 years now since then. I think I overdid it last summer, although I'd already been feeling symptoms and it's become worse since coming home. So no England or Wales for me this year as I think I will save my energy for when I'm all finished with operations and healing and then, watch out world! I'll be back, even if I'm the little old lady with the cane...

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Good to hear from you.
      Ian is back home and quite happy, won't be able to drive until the district nurse has inspected his wound in about 10 days time, and then he has to go into out patients for 4 days 9 to 4pm to get used to connecting up to his drip.
      He feels a bit battered and bruised but otherwise fine. Part one over !
      Sorry you've got to have more surgery but if it helps well that's great xx
      Love Di xx

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  5. My best wishes for your "darling" and thank you for your happy humour, - Ogden Nash affects me that way too.

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    1. Hi Hildred, Thanks for your kind words and yes I love Ogden Nash
      never fails to make me smile,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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    1. Thank you Keyit for your kind wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  7. oh so sad that u are using humor ~ sending you lot of healing hugs for you both ~ and lots of love ~

    http://www.acreativeharbor.com/2017/02/a-shutterbug-explores-73.html

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    1. Using humour in a difficult situation often
      lightens the load.
      Thanks for your kind wishes and hugs,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  8. You know I wish you nothing but the best!


    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Thank you Roger, your kind words mean a lot to me,
      Di,
      ABCW team. .

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  9. Wish Ian speedy recovery and good health.

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    1. Thank you so much Rajesh for your kind words,
      best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  10. Not a pleasant thing to have to face but here's praying all goes well.
    Ann

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    1. I know Ann but we always worry for our loved ones.
      Thank you for your kind words,
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  11. Difficult times but hopefully it will all turn out with an improvement in the quality of life for your husband. Take Care.

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    1. Thank you Lindy Lou for your kind wishes,
      I didn't realise how complicated his treatment is
      but if it improves the quality of his life all will
      be worthwhile.
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  12. Glad to hear he is getting good care. Love Ogden Nash! Take care XX

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    1. Hi FP, Ian's much better today and not so sore, I didn't realise what a complicated procedure it was nver mind we'll get throgh it.
      I too love Ogden Nash. he's such a word meister and so droll!
      Best wishes,
      Di,xxx

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  13. I am so sorry to hear about your husband's illnesses, and pray for healing. That's a gorgeous photograph of Papa Ian and his daughter. Blessings, my friend!

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    1. Hi Arnoldo thank you for your kind words. Ian is much better today but still rather sore...so much to deal with but we'll get there, with God's help and all our prayers. I'm glad you like the picture,he was a very proud and happy man that day.
      Once the kidney dialysis settles we can go on to the heart surgery.
      Blessings
      and Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  14. I hope Ian will get better very soon. The picture of him and your daughter is really touching. God bless you and your family.

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    1. Hi Kiara,
      thanks for your kind worda wishes for Ian's recovery,
      also I'm pleased you like the picture of Ian and Astrid,
      walking down the aisle, they both look very happy,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  15. They do some wonderful heart work nowadays although the dialysis isn't pleasant (my cousin had to have that). Wishing him well and that everything goes smoothly. The Bette Davies quote always pops into my mind 'old age is no place for sissies' (usually when my sciatica's playing up).

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    1. Hi Joy,
      I know he'll be in good hands at the Broadgreen Chest and Heart Clinic, it has a wonderful reputation. I like your Bette Davies quote,
      Thanks for your kind words.
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  16. I recover open-heart patients direct from OR at least twice a week. Most of them for valve, some for bypass. They do fine. I hope for the best recovery for your husband. Take those pain pills. Him not you. :)
    http://www.carinsgratitude.com/2017/03/Happy-Lent.html

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    1. Hi Carin, your words are a comfort to me,
      Thanks for stopping by, it's good to hear
      from you,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  17. Unfortunately we can't do anything, we just get older and older each year. I am sorry that your husband has not only to deal with heart problems but also with kidneys. Hopefully everything comes out as good as possible ! Nowadays fortunately there are so many possibilities !

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    1. Hi Gattina, you are quite right but hope and prayers are just around the corner. I find the kidney problems a bit more worrying as the heart op's seem to be rather successful nowadays.
      Thanks for your kind words,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  18. Hello Di, I'm sorry to hear about your Hubs. The positive thing is that medical technology has advanced quite far for fixing our kidneys and hearts and allowing us to almost wander about as usual. Sending you and your husband positive thoughts. Big hugs, Susie.

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I always try to reply to each comment on an individual basis so please pop back, when you have time, as there may be more to learn from either side, i.e. myself and commenter Thank you, Di x

Shaky and Silver Linings.