Oct 102011
 

Dear Friends and Blogging Buddies:

Just when I thought I was back, I have to take another hiatus.

If I was sitting where you are and reading this, I would wonder if it was legit and true.  Or is this person (meaning me) making all this up?  How could all this be happening?  Just losing my Mom and now this.  The answer is, it is true and I only wish it was a bad dream.

I feel like I am a character in a novel except I’m not.  I wish I could put this story aside in the DNF pile or even turn to the last page to see how the ending turns out.

I am writing this to let you know the situation for 3 reasons.  One, why once again, I won’t be participating in the daily memes that I enjoy and visiting blogs to see what everyone else has written or received, such as Mailbox Monday.  I will be, however, scheduling some posts to be published ahead of time because I have made commitments for Guest Author showcases and giveaways.  The second is that I may not be responding to emails because I will be away from my computer for lengthy periods of time. The third, and most important, is I ask for a favor and that is, if you believe in prayer, I ask that you pray that on Wednesday my husband’s surgery is successful.

This past Tuesday, it was determined that my husband had a significant brain bleed and is exhibiting stroke like symptoms.  Due to the fact that he has aspirin in his system, but is stable, surgery was postponed until Wednesday.  After observing him in the hospital for 2 days, they felt he was stable enough to send home for me to watch him for any changes in signs and/or symptoms. If so, then surgery will be immediate.  Wednesday he will have a craniotomy (a portion of the skull will be removed to remove the large area of blood pressing on his brain). We are hoping that because of his age, 56, that he will get back the residual symptoms he is now showing and that no more damage is caused.  Needless to say we are all frightened but we all believe in the power of God and prayer.  So I ask, if you believe too, please keep him in your prayers for a positive and successful outcome.  I will try to update you towards the end of the week.

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  25 Responses to “Blog Hiatus Again”

  1. Oh no! And here I was just thinking about you this am, hoping you were getting to the point you might find balance. I am so sorry, but thank god they figured out what the deal was. He should have a very good chance to get well. We will be praying for him, for you all!!! hugs to you from Pam in NE Calif

  2. I am praying for you and your family. I hope everything goes well on wednesday. Hugs to you.

  3. As if you haven't been through enough! You and your husband and your family will be in my prayers! I also hope everything goes well on Wednesday and your husband has a complete recovery!

  4. I hope all goes well, and you and the family can again cope with all that is happening again in your daily life. I will have you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Take as much time as you need, we will all be here when you return.

    Love and Hugs,

    Gigi Ann

  5. Praying for you and your family. Hope the surgery is successful and God is watching over the medical team also.

    Huge thoughts with you.

  6. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband…I know it is just too much…take care…you have to be the strong one…again.

  7. What a nightmare for your family. I've been praying like crazy for you all and will continue to do so.

  8. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers and wishing for a speedy recovery for your husband. xoxoxo

  9. Wow, you and your family have been going through such a difficult time. I hope the surgery goes well on Wednesday. I will be thinking about you both. Does the fact that he had the aspirin in his system and therefore did not have clots make things better in the long run? I hope so.

    Take time for yourself and your family. There is nothing pressing here.

  10. Wow! I can even imagine being in your shoes I will be praying for all of you! I hope he has a safe surgery and a good recovery.

    Lisa

  11. I know I don't leave comments as often as I should — but wanted to send positive thoughts for you and your husband.

    Hope he has a safe surgery and feels better soon.

  12. I'm keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. Hope all goes well with the surgery and wishing your husband a speedy recovery.
    ~Catherine L.

  13. Will be praying for you and your husband. Take all the time that you need and if there is anything you need, just ask us.

    Sending you some very, soft gentle hugs.

    Take Care,

    Carol Wong

  14. Sweet lady of course my prayers and good thoughts and best wishes and all digits crossed for you and your family. Hope all turns out well and know that we are all rooting for Steve to have a full recovery Cheryl, so sorry that this is happening to you guys as life just keeps dumping on you over and over and it sucks big time.

    All my best and many hugs to comfort you lady, take care of yourself and it will be good come Thursday morning after this is behind you guys and Steve is recovering from surgery. I would say Wednesday but one more day to give it time to be better!

  15. Oh my goodness. I will be praying for you, your husband and the team of doctors. I'll be praying for a successful operation and quick recovery, and also strength for you and your family.

  16. Praying for you and your family! I'm super impressed with how well you've handled, and continue to handle, all that life has handed to you lately. You are a very strong lady, and I hope that all goes well for you- you certainly deserve for things to go right!

  17. Oh, Cheryl! I am so sorry for what you've been going through lately. But you are strong and I know God will be with you. Lots of prayers coming your way. And big hugs and lots of love!

  18. Prayers for you guys.

  19. My prayers are with you and your family. Wishes for a speedy recovery to your husband.

  20. So very sorry to hear you are experiencing such troubles. My thoughts are with you as well as prayers for your husband's successful surgery and speedy recovery.

  21. Cheryl, my dear blog friend,

    You and your husband are in my thoughts. I am sending all best wishes for a speedy recovery for your husband.

    Hugs
    carol x

  22. Thank you all for your kindness, caring, and most of all, your prayers. You have no idea how much it is appreciated.

  23. Wow! I am so sorry you are going thru this tough time. I love visiting your blog and will keep your family in my prayers as your husband goes thru this surgery and recovery period. It is hard being someone's nurse when they are recovering from brain surgery so make sure you take care of yourself too! Good Luck and Healing for your husband.

    kerrie@mayansfamily.com

  24. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your husband, Cheryl!

  25. OMG, Cheryl! I am so far behind the 8 ball in reading any blogs this week. I am so sorry to have not seen this until now. I can't even imagine what you are going through. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart iss breaking for you with all you have been through. Your faith will see you through this. Many hugs.

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