Thursday, May 21, 2009

Life challenges

Well, today was the day. After 2 long stressful weeks we (Ron & I) finally saw a specialist. Two weeks ago Ron's heart doctor heard a noise he didn't like in Ron's right carotid artery. Talk about freak out. It's been 6 years since his quad bypass surgery, we had no idea we'd have to face something like this again. Ron faithfully goes to his heart doctor every 6 months for a check up. He takes care of himself, eats right and walks 4 miles a day. We were not prepared. Then the long wait ... Two whole weeks of stress and sneaky negative thoughts. You just can't help it when you've been through heart surgery. Poor Ron had to go through a 45 min plus ultrasound test. Then more waiting. I'm not normally religious (more spiritual I guess) but I prayed my heart out. You see, my husband is an awesome guy. He was saved once and I prayed he'd be saved again. The nurse called us into a room where we were to wait for the doctor. He had the results. More freaking out. Doctor Kinning opened the door and I felt like a weight was lifted from my shoulders even though he told us Ron's right carotid artery was 90 percent blocked. The doctor starting explaining how Ron needed surgery and what that would entail. He had such kind eyes. I just know God sent him to calm Ron. He described exactly what needed to be done in such a manner that it relaxed both of us. I'll never forget that feeling. After 2 weeks of fear...we found faith again. Ron will be having surgery in June. The doctor said he could put it off to finish a job he needed to get done. We still have the surgery to wait for but our minds are calm. Life as we know it can change in a moment. I plan on not taking anything for granted again. Love and good wishes to all of you and thank you so much for your prayers..

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