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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