Hello to Brave Bev and all of your intrepid caregivers. The news of this new round of tests gives us another reason to pep up the prayers for you, dear friend. I hope they will adjust the coumedin soon. It is nasty stuff. Much love to you all from
Chuck and Rita.
Good morning Bev & Karen
You certainly are being tested, aren't you? The great news is your heart is great and the surgery worked. The colonoscopy, etc will get at the bottom of the bleeding and a solution will be found. Be of good heart, seems you still have your sense of humor (Tang). Prayers going your way.
You have friends at church who also want to chip in. Can you devise some kind of HELPING HAND LIST? By that I mean, list the various ways people can help: what they can do, the day and time. We'll post this at church and see how we can all pull together to see you through this time.
Marci has done sth similar. So her friends from all different organizations have chipped in.
Don't worry about Karen's absence. We'll pull sth together.
In His Love,
Good Day Bev! I loved the Lucky and the Lutheran Minister Story. Hey, that will definitely do your heart good! No pun intended. Besides sounds like good fodder for a short story. Miss you at church and at breakfast. Happy to know of your progress. This is the best deal in town to keep in touch. Blessings and "gentle," hugs. Nancy Kent
That IS a gift! Twice a day will get Lucky out and about while you take your time getting back to speed.
I'm in slo mo myself. The retina of my right eye developed a tear and though it was attended to within 6 hours by a laser procedure, my sight is still compromised. That, on top of neuropathy in my lower legs and feet, makes walking a challenge.
Oh my! Life can deal curve balls when least expected.
God is good, we know that. You'll have her companionship without the effort. One day soon when you can lift her your heart and you will be happier as you'll know how far your recovery has come.
I do tend to get behind on e-mail so was sorry to hear that you had a not so good day. Glad that you are back on track. We missed you at Early Birds on Thursday night. We had a good crowd and, of course, prayers went out for you. Do take care. We love hearing updates. Glad to hear that you enjoyed Ted's e-mail about "Love".
Hi Beverly, the fact that you can keep your eye on the ball for the goal is a good sign. Set backs aren't fun and can be a little scary, but as you say - reminds you to count your blessings (well you didn't say exactly that, but it sounds good, doesn't it).
Keep getting better and stronger!
Richard's wife, Susan
So glad you have Karen there to keep track of you! I know that blood thickness/thiness can be tricky. Please follow the doctor's orders and God blsss you and Karen for keeping the doctors on track!
Good Morning Karen & Bev
Two steps up the ladder and one backwards. I always feel if the overall result is upward, that's a positive thing. having been on coumadin for so long I know the frustration of getting that INR level within s therapeutic range. It'll get better. Prayers continue.
Thank you for the update Karen. Bev hope you continue to get better each day. Know there are some adjustments to be made and now you get to practice patience :-). Prayers, thoughts continue. With love and careful hugs to you. Nancy Kent
So great, Bev, to read of your steady progress! We played in your honor last Sun and Jim already has us on Youtube. The music went very well sod Jim had us do it all again on Mon. and so I am sending you the link to hear us. Take good care of yourself so you can soon be one of us again! Rosellen
Hi Bev, thanks for writing in my guestbook Good idea about the illuminated watch and I do have one, but would have to put glasses on each time I would want to read it. You are my role model and hope you'll get outide soon. Your weather must be nice.
Wow! I missed a few days because I have a monster sinus infection--nothing important, but enough to keep me from visiting. I am so happy to read that you are doing so well. Not a surprise, but still good to hear.
My husband has missed you and Judy in his 'book' class. I doubt that you will be back in the few weeks of this session, but that class is always there. Stay well, Ginger
So glad to hear all about your days (and nights). And I'm glad that you are getting your appetite back. We miss you a lot and can't wait to see you. You missed a life-changing sermon Sunday. Tee hee. (That's what we always say around here whenever anyone misses church. Gets 'em every time.) I am sending a virtual hug to you right now ( a gentle one of course!)
Good Morning Bev & Karen
Thank you for the entry in my journal. You are an inspiration for valve surgery and recovery. Seems one of the consistant themes I read about is having a great support system and seems you have a big one. Thanks for your suggestions about the Ipod. That's one I plan to use. Thanks for following my progress as I get down to the DAY. Since we live in FL and will be in OH and have family and friends all over, the journal will be a blessing for Pete to keep everyone up to date. I have learned so much from people who have been so good about sharing.Hope healing continues without any hiccups.
It's great to hear that your recover is going well. I am busy at Sonoma State with my classes. Hopefully I will be graduating after one summer class:) Anyway I hope your recover is steady and I hope to see you sooner than later:)
Dear Bev-- How wonderful that you are home! Windsong played in Rosellen's church yesterday and today we went back there to have Jim Forrest shoot us on video (+audio). We missed your alto palaying! Love and best recovery wishes from Sylvia and Hans Huygen.
We are back from our visit in the desert with Clyde's brother and wife. We went to the follies, and had so many good laughs. We saw some old college friends the night before his brother arrived, and talked over old times. It has been a few years!
Can I run errands for you, bring goodies, read to you.....etc? I'm available. Wish you well. Love, Janet K.
Thanks for the journal entry. It was also wonderful talking to you. I would like to visit (I'll keep it down to 15 minutes) tomorrow around 11:00. I will call and confirm in the morning - making sure you are up to it. Will it be OK to have Suzie and Kathy join me?
BRAVO for Karen!!
We missssssss you.
Let me know when we can come visit.
Marci is recovering nicely.
When she dolls up with makeup, she looks better
than her care-takers. She's one mean hiker with that walker.
In His Love and mine,
welcome back home. sounds as tho you are doing great. Proud of you. we've just spent a week in Palm springs on an Elderhostel. They had a chef come in 3 days and he was wonderful. He kept fixing us drinks(smoothies) with Mila. Look it up on the internet. It's from the chia plant and seems to help everything. It's an omega 3 that protects the heart and does all kinds of other wonderful things. When you're up to a movie, go see Young Victoria. Wonderful love story. Know everyone is eager to see you back at Emmanuel. Take good care of yourself. We love you Lardies 2
Hello Bev! You are most definitely a winner!
So happy to know you are snuggled in you lil' nest and that Karen is taking such good care with your meals and such. Love your attitude and love you too. BTW I haven't written as Dan and I have been in NY the last 5 days. Brrrrr. It was truly an awesome time attending my daughter's solo art show. I am so proud of her.
Love to you and keep up the great tude, food intake and excercise. Nancy Kent
It is wonderful to look out the back window and see lights shining from your house! We so much want to see you, but are trying to be good friends and wait until you are ready. In the meantime is there anything you are hungry for or anything we can do? Please let us know.
We're sending love and hugs,
Janet and Ken
Glad to have you back and what a beautiful day it is here on this Sunday. James and I just went on our usual walk around the place and it couldn't be better weather. You'll have to tell me when you're ready for a quick visitation from a neighbor.
Yeah! Beverly is home. It is amazing how good it is to keep hearing about people going home. I am sorry to be so corny but there really is No place like home. It is just the best feeling and actually for Richard and I when he came home it was "overwhelming," and I am sure all must share the same feeling!
It brings back memories Bev to hear about things like needing your hair washed, etc., --- it all little by little, one by one starts getting better with each of those steps. Richard wil be out of the hospital a month this coming Friday and he will hopefully be able to drive soon and all these steps help the slow progress of getting back to normal.
GLAD you are home. Take care,
Richard's wife, Susan
Dear Bev, So glad to hear you are home and doing the exercising that will have you out dancing in no time. I look forward to reading your journal every day, but I know that would be a little too much for you to do at this time. Take care, Elsie
Glad to "hear" your voice. Jim's stepdad also joined the "oink-oink club" 3 years ago at age 81. He has been a superman every since. You probably know many people who have walked in your steps, but he is willing to commiserate anytime. Love you.
Bev it is such good news!!! Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and how glad I am that all is going well. Keep up the good work. Joan and David Mears. The Alto section is not the same without you!!
Hurrah! Keep those strolls and pumps going! Maybe you'll even consider coming to AZ when we're past the very hot summer. It's so beautiful here year round. I'd love to show it and you off. Lotsa Hugs Vern