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.
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