Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Update on my surgeries

It's been almost a month since my surgery. I'm still trying to recover and I'm still so exhausted! I fell asleep today after going to the Cardiologist, and I would probably still be asleep, but my hubby came home and the doggies went crazy with barking. LOL They just love to bark.

I was so blessed to get in with my Cardiologist today. They called me yesterday and said that they had a cancellation for this morning and would I want to come in. Absolutely!! He is so busy so I knew that God's hand was in this situation and that I was so blessed to get this appointment.

He was very concerned about the swelling in my legs. He put me on a new water pill that will, hopefully, help with this situation. The other thing he was concerned about was that my staples are still in my bypass incision. Like I said, it's been almost a month and the staples have not been removed. He would have done it, but he didn't have a staple remover because it's not something he uses in his practice. He said that they definitely need to come out this Friday when I have my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon. He is going to do a special test to make sure the bypass is doing well and then he will monitor me to make sure all is well. I am so thankful. He is such a wonderful doctor and I am thankful that he will be watching over me. He said some scary things about some of the bad things that could happen, but I knew it. It's something that will change my life forever and will have to be monitored forever.

On a brighter note, my sons went to WalMart the other day and brought me home this...

He tells the story of Easter and is so adorable! Here's a picture of him talking - so cute!

When they brought me this, it just brought tears to my eyes. I was so touched that they would think of me and bring me something so cute! I love that the bunny talks about Jesus, too.

Here's a picture of Holly. She's been pretty clingy since I came back home, but she's finally getting back to her old self in a lot of ways. She loves to hide in the pillows - either on the bed or the couch - and here she is peeking out from behind the pillows of the couch.

She just cracks me up! She is such a sweet little thing and I'm so glad she's calming down and realizes that I'm here now.

I've been reading like crazy as I got behind on my reading and reviewing. I haven't felt like doing any cross stitch, crochet or anything else. I'm just too tired to concentrate on much of anything but TV or books right now. I know it will get better, but your prayers are so welcome and I'm so thankful for them! I do have a prayer request regarding my insurance and would be so thankful that you would pray specifically regarding this! It's stressing me out a bit. I know that God will work it all out but I would be so thankful if you would pray that my insurance would get straightened out and that I would be back on it before the end of February! Thank you, dear friends!!

Blessings - Julie


  1. Glad you were able to see the doctor. Praying they will help you more and more. I love that rabbit, so cute. Holly is adoreable. Remember, God loves you, and will take care of you my friend.

  2. Thanks for the update Julie. I am praying. Our dogs are such comforts, aren't they?


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