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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Miscommunication and a News Flash.

Hello my friends!  It's still hot and dry here in Washington state and the 10-day forecast is still well into the 90's and 100's every day, so it doesn't look like it will change much.  Flooding down south drought up north.  It would be nice if we could share a bit with each other don't you think?

The miscommunication I mentioned in the title was about the 60th anniversary party we attended last weekend.  I guess I didn't say it was for friends of ours, NOT for Dennis and I.  Several people sent me emails congratulating us, and although we have been married 37 WoNdErFuL years come September 1, in the interest of full disclosure, since I'm a mere 55 years young, it would be a miracle to have been celebrating 60 years together.  I hope we can make it to 60 though.  I would consider myself to be truly blessed to have lived with my loving husband for that long.  I thank you all for the well wishes though.  :-)

I've been working on my "quilt as you go" squares this past week as they are much easier to work on in this heat than holding yarn in my lap.  Please do not look at my icky hand stitching.  I am not a quilter, but I'm trying to use up all of my little scraps of cotton.
The news flash is that during my test at the hospital yesterday they finally, (I hope), discovered the problem with my heart.  As I was told later, I passed out ten minutes into it and then my heart stopped beating for 31 seconds.  Now that doesn't sound very long, but I'm told it is quite a long time.  The nurse said she has people pass out quite often, but their heart doesn't stop.  The full story of what is actually happening is a long one involving my blood pressure, but the end result is that they are putting in a pacemaker next Wednesday, July 8, barring an emergency between now and then, when it would be done sooner.

I would appreciate prayers from you, my friends.  I feel fine today.  Yesterday...not so much.  According to the cardiologist, I have probably been having "little" heart attacks for awhile.  My heart would stop in my sleep and I wasn't aware of it.  Which would explain why I'm tired so often.  I expect to be a brand new woman, chock full of energy next week!  Look out world!  Betsy is on her way!  

And now, I'm off to bed.  It's been a long day and I have a dentist appointment tomorrow.  Then it's lake time until the 4th of July.  I'll have to come home then because I'm not allowed to stay at the lake by myself until after the surgery.  I'm not supposed to sleep alone right now in case I have an "episode".  I think that's strange.  Is Dennis supposed to just sit up all night and watch me sleep?  He has to go to work.  Craziness.  I'm just going to try to follow orders and let God do the rest.

This was my Mom's favorite verse and I think it's very applicable for me tonight.

"I lift my eyes up to the mountains, where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth." Psalm 121:1-2

Blessings,
Betsy

17 comments:

  1. Well, glad that you know what your heart problem was caused by and praying the pacemaker will make it all better. Praying for you and stay cool and behave yourself!! It is gonna be high 90s here and then cool down. It would be nice to have some rain here as well. Will just pray for no fires to start and will just put up with what we have, weatherwise.

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  2. My dear friend I know I'm not supposed to worry because we know God is taking care of you but I can't help. I will be praying for you and I'm sure after the surgery you will for sure be a brand new person and full of energy again. Lots of love to you my dear friend.

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  3. Well, I'm sorry this is happening to you, but very glad they figured it out and that soon you will have the proper item installed to give you a long and happy life! Have fun at the lake and keep us informed as to how the procedure goes and how you feel afterwards! Sending love your way. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. It's good they found out what's wrong and that you are getting the pacemaker fitted. I'm sure you wish it wasn't happening but at least you know what the problem is now. I think we have a certain responsibility to look after our health but there's only so much we can do and the rest is in God's very capable hands.

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  5. All is well, for you my friend my favorite verse...Jer.29:11-14.
    Your stitches are great compared to mine!

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  6. Thank goodness you have a diagnosis and you are now going to get the surgery and treatment necessary. You are in my prayers, hope all goes well.

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  7. So glad they finally have things figured out for you. I am praying for you.♥
    That is an excellent psalm.

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  8. oh dear me that does sound worrisome. Love your colours of your quilt block so pretty. Saying a prayer for you in advance of your operation.

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  9. Prayers and positive thoughts for you, Betsy. I'm glad you have answers now and I wish you all the best with the pacemaker. My mother-in-law has one and it has been good for her. Take care.

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  10. Ha! :) You are looking really good for your age if you've been married 60 years. :) I will certainly keep you in my thoughts and prayers. I'm sure the procedure will go well and you will do just fine. Take care of yourself in between now and then. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

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  11. I am happy they figured out the issue causing your symptoms. I wonder if your doctor could order a monitor for you to wear at night until you have the surgery. As you said, it is pretty unrealistic to expect your hubby to stay awake, and you both need sleep. Just an idea...
    You definitely have my prayers! My Dad has a pacemaker too. God bless you.
    Aimee

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  12. Dear Betsy, I'm glad you will soon be on the mend! It is good to know what has been causing you difficulty, and to have a procedure that will help you feel better. I am praying that all will be well until you get the pacemaker, and that once you have it you will feel well. Happy quilting! xx

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  13. You are in my prayers sweet friend. Blessings always

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  14. Hi Betsy. I am so glad that they have fiqured out what they need to do. Sending prayers that you feel better soon and after having a pacemaker full of renewed energy. Take care.
    Rosezeeta x

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  15. Betsy, did you know your a big blessing to me! I just wanted you to know that God blessed me knowing you and your friends. Thank you for being you!

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  16. OH My Goodness.. So sorry to hear about your heart problem --but glad it happened when you were there so they could find out the problem. Please keep us posted --and we will pray for you before and when you get your pacemaker... God Bless!

    We had been in a drought --until last week. NOW--we have had TONS of rain just the past several days... Hope you all get some rain soon.. Crazy weather.

    Happy 4th to you and the family.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  17. Ah Betsy, what a great blessing they found out what is wrong with you and most of all that is remediable, God is very merciful is He not with the miracle of medicine to intervene when our body wears outl aim kept alive by meds and have been since 1969.
    I have traced His hand of mercy through many trials and joys.
    I pray for you in the coming procedure, that His all wise hands will guide those of the surgeon and all who are caring for you,
    big hugs sis. Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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