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Why it’s been so quiet over here


Before school ended for Rob in May I made a list of things we hoped to accomplish this summer. We did accomplish a few of the things on the list but many of them had to be abandoned because of some medical issues for both of us.

The week of graduation Rob got up during the night and collapsed in our bedroom. This began a series of hospital and doctor visits and ended with him having a heart ablation on July 12th. He details his saga in this blog post called I Greet You Wholeheartedly. His procedure went very well and he has had no more episodes. Fortunately he recovered from his procedure quickly and has felt great ever since. He went for his post-op visit this week and has been released from the cardiologist. He does have one more stress test scheduled next week just to further check things.

Two days before his procedure we decided to spend the day up in the Charlotte,NC area. On the way home that afternoon I started feeling like I was coming down with a cold or something. The cold progressed to the point where I felt like I had bronchitis and after two weeks I tried to see my doctor. Unfortunately she was unavailable so I saw a nurse who after a very brief examination said she thought I had a virus and just to let it run its course. As time went on I was not feeling any better and at the urging of my family and some friends I made an appointment at an exigent medical center (since I still could not see my doctor). The doctor there was very compassionate and really listened as I explained what my symptoms were and how long I had been sick. He ordered x-rays and in a short time told me that I had pneumonia. I was given a shot, an inhaler, antibiotics, and cough pearls. Within a few days I started feeling better. I have now finished my medications and am almost back to normal.

I am thankful for Rob, our children, and friends from church who faithfully prayed for us and prepared meals and brought us meals to help out during this time. The Lord used many people to meet our needs these last few weeks. I have a much greater compassion for those who have lung and breathing problems.

I have a few blog posts that I had started before our medical saga began that I hope to update and add pictures to so I can post them while they are somewhat relevant.

Becka


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5 Comments on “Why it’s been so quiet over here”

  1. #1 Elizabeth
    on Aug 19th, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I’m so glad you are both feeling better! Thankful, too, that you had people go come around you and care for you. Glad to see you back!

  2. #2 Becka
    on Aug 19th, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Thank you, Elizabeth. I was glad to see you are posting again as well. Rob and I are both very thankful to be feeling better. This summer has definitely made us thankful for each day of health and strength.

  3. #3 Ann B.
    on Aug 24th, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    So sorry to hear you’ve been so ill!! I’ve had pneumonia 3x, so know what you’ve been through. Even if you get back on your feet in a week or two, it takes quite awhile to really get over pneumonia. Glad to hear that Rob is doing better also.

  4. #4 Becka
    on Aug 24th, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you, Ann. I am feeling much better but I still find I need a nap most days and am still using an inhaler. I had pneumonia several years ago but this time it made me much sicker. Rob and I are both truly thankful to be feeling better.
    Hope your school year is off to a good start. 🙂

  5. #5 Deb
    on Aug 26th, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    Becka, I’ve been away from the computer for awhile and am just seeing this. So very sorry that you’ve been this sick! But i’m very glad you are on the road to recovery. So glad that a doctor was compassionate enough to really listen to you. Hope you get back to 100% soon.


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