Appreciating time


Haven’t been on the computer much over the past 4 days. My brother has been in town and have been trying to spend as much time with him as possible. It is unfortunate he is here for medical tests but hey I will take visiting time however and whenever I can get it.
He also has a very serious heart condition. Now it sounds straight forward, he needs a valve replacement. In today’s world that is a common enough procedure. Not so with him. They have determined his existing valve has calcified becoming very brittle and fragile. The slightest touch and it may shatter sending maybe millions of little pieces into his blood stream. Very high risk of a stroke. They are doing all sorts of tests to see if he qualifies for an alternate procedure. He needs the valve replacement so we have our fingers crossed for this alternate procedure. I believe it is called a TAVI.
Vi is struggling. It has been a month and her surgical incisions haven’t healed. More than that it is more and more obvious the procedures didn’t work. Her ability to walk is if anything a little worse than before it was done.
I am hanging in there. Certainly glad it is warming up. The cold air is just brutal on my breathing.
Spending a lot of time trying to make plans. It was suggested I try and make weekly and plans for a few months ahead. Mini milestones I suppose you could say. Things for me to really look forward to and strive or push to reach

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4 Responses to Appreciating time

  1. mark Lowe says:

    Hope the new found warmth of the spring & summer aids a quick recovery to all
    Sending much love
    Mark & Lucy
    Xxx

    thank you Mark, it is always nice to hear from family over on the other side of that big pond
    Bill

  2. M T McGuire says:

    Poor Vi, I hope they are able to sort her our, and your brother and glad to hear it’s warming up. This winter sounds as if it’s been brutal, full stop.

    Cheers

    MTM

  3. Mel says:

    Grab each and every visit…make the moments count, ya know. I’ve got the two of you in my prayers, sir. How disheartening for Vi. No doubt the circulation issues have impaired the healing, but after the let down of the surgery….dangit, that has to be hard. Maybe Vi could stand to set some of those short term goals for herself…or the two of you get them together. There’s something about reaching a goal that lifts my spirits….and it sounds like the two of you could use some of that right now. ((( youse guys. )))

  4. Hilary says:

    Hi Bill – your priorities are right .. enjoy all the time you can have with each other .. with many thoughts and all the best – Hilary

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