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Saturday, May 10, 2014

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Thursday, May 8, 2014
Methodist Hospital
Indianapolis, IN




As I write this, John has just been taken into surgery after a four and a half hour delay.  


The patient before John has some complications. As the surgical team came to talk to John, you could tell that they were pumped with the great outcome of the previous surgery.  Thank God for a great surgical team.


Prior to the procedure, Charles and Vicki Lake joined John and I for a visit and a time of prayer.  

We have known Charles and Vicki since we were all in our thirties and Charles was the pastor of our church.  They are precious friends.  

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Greenwood, IN

Now that was one short post!  Everything went great!  They predicted that John's procedure would take between an hour and a half and two hours.  (ninety to one hundred twenty minutes.)

Pacemaker insertion surgery, eps8 -In seventy minutes John's procedure was completed successfully.  His heart was beating in a nice, steady rhythm.

His heart was about the only part of my life that was in a nice, steady rhythm Thursday evening as I left John's hospital room to head to the parking garage, jump in the Miata and head back to the coach.  

The walk from John's room to the parking garage was a long two to three block walk. But, I made it and counted it as a portion of my daily exercise. Little did I know that there was more walking the halls of the hospital and tunnel to the parking garage in store.  

As I sat in the Miata, I looked in my bag for the parking fee. Oops! I left my debit card at home and had only one dollar in cash.  Geesh.  

I retrace my steps walking through the tunnel, up the elevator and through and down the halls to John's room, get some cash from John's wallet and retrace my steps to the car.  

At least I did not need to have my back pack containing my computer, power pak and other numerous items.

The trip to Greenwood is smooth driving.  The new road/ramp construction at the Interstate  64 and 465 "intersection" was not obstructed by rush hour traffic which was a blessing, to be sure.  

I unlocked the motorhome and was greeted by two rowdy Shih Tzus that were ready to go outside and take care of business.  

While out, the fur kids made friends with a camper at the end of our row who was working in Greenwood, but spends his winters in Lake Havasu City, AZ.  What a small world. 

Returning to the coach, I reach to open the door but it will not open.  No problem, all I need to do is to push hard on the door.  That will reset the door into the receiver and the door will open.

But it did not work.  I try over and over with no luck.  Well, I needed help, so back down to the fifth wheel where I met the camper. He willingly comes my aid, but he cannot get it to open either.

He finally says that the only way to enter the coach is to go through a window.  

There are only two windows open.  The first open window is above my spinning wheel and antique sock machine.  That location is not a possibility.   The other is at the dining table. That will work!  

But we have a short, three step ladder that I use while cleaning windows.  It will have to do, but how does one get from a three step ladder into a window.

Along comes hero number two and his wife walking his dog.

He stands on the first step of the ladder while hero one steps onto the handle/balance rail, slivers through the window and opens the door. 

Why would the door not open?  In the rush to walk with Oliver and Olivia, I laid my backpack on the first step.  It made it impossible for the door to shut properly.

John's procedure went without a problem.  He had cash in his wallet.  And I finally gained entrance to the motorhome. It was the end of a long, busy day and time to sleep. Ahhhh.

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A special thanks goes to God for making John's procedure go so successfully, for John always carrying cash where I do not like to, and for heroes who helped me gain entrance to the motorhome.

Until next time, may the God who loves each one of us as his own son or daughter, bless your day and provide you peace and safety.  







42 comments:

  1. So glad to hear this good news. I have been a bit concerned about you both. I hoe his recovery will be swift and you will continue to enjoy some travel together.

    I admire your ability to look at the bright side of things. Some people would feel more upset about the small difficulties involved n a long walk and stuck door.

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    1. Thank you Merikay. It has been a difficult two weeks, but we have flourished through it all. Right now, John is out for a walk with the dogs!

      Merikay, my ability to look at the bright side of things does not come from me, but from God. Knowing that whatever happens in my life, I know that God loves me to provide the best for me.

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    1. It went better than I dreamed it could.

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  3. I'm glad that John's procedure got done without a hitch. I locked myself out of the rig once too. Neighbors in the campground helped me also.

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    1. So am I, Judy. Don't ya feel silly when you lock yourself out? I often just shake my head at the crazy things I can create for myself.

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  4. Such joyous news. I've walked more hospital halls than I ever want to again but that's not how life goes most of the time. I'm just glad you were able to find somebody to help you get in the house. We are truly blessed.

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    1. You are right Sandie. We are truly blessed.

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  5. Thank God he's fine!!!! Scary!!x

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    1. Welcome to the blog, Sheila. And you are right, thank God he is fine.

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  6. Answered prayers. Now we hope that John will be up, around and back to normal quickly.

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    1. He is up AND around. No nap today! Big improvement over sleeping all day. He also took his first walk today. More answered prayers.

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  7. So glad to hear all went well with the surgery and you were able to get back inside and relax:)

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  8. I've been waiting to hear this great news that I was confident was coming :-). You two still have lots of wondrous things to see together! All's well that ends well - including a locked door and a high window!

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    1. We are considering our summer plans. First stop, Michigan to see friends.

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  9. Thank you, God, for allowing John's pacemaker insertion to go smoothly, and for giving Nan a day that they can laugh about together sometime in the faraway future! :-)

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  10. This is the post I've been waiting for. So happy for John and for you. So happy that his irregular heartbeat is no longer a problem. Clear sailing now!

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  11. yes, answered prayers. John just finished his first walk. As to back to normal, the silly guy is never normal...he's a card.

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  12. I guess I will have to fight for the steering wheel now. He is kind of selfish when it comes to driving the motorhome. hehehe As long as his COPD continues to be under control.....smooth sailing.

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  13. So happy to hear that John is doing well. It does seem that when I am stressed even more things go wrong. So glad they turned out only to be inconveniences.

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    1. Sherry, isn't it strange what stress does to the body and mind.

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  14. This new reality show....."Trippin With The Talleys" drama or comedy? Now you're going to have to "keep up" with John?

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    1. I trust we are leaving the drama in the background for a long time. I see such a vast improvement in just one day! You just might be right....It would be such a blessing to have to keep up with John!

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  15. Thank you Lord for yet another answered Prayer.!

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  16. Praise to our dear Lord for the wonderful news about John. Keeping you both in my prayers for continued healing, strength and patience.!

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    1. Thanks for your continued prayers. I am slowly reconciling myself to the fact that John is not going to ever be 100% and it is hard. I try to keep myself fully aware of every little change he has and it is wearing on me.

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  17. So glad everything worked out for you !

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  18. So glad to hear that John's surgery went well and that you had some wonderful folks to come to your aid.

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    1. Basically, we live in a wold that people are kind and helpful.

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  19. I'm so glad all of this is behind you and that it ended on a good note. It looks like things just fell into place plus a little extra exercise but that's okay. With all those prayers heading your way, no one doubted the outcome!

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    1. I too, am pleased that process is over. He is walking about a mile plus a day. I am working up to four.

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  20. So glad your husbands procedure went well and hope he is home soon. Also glad that your REALLY stressful day finally had a happy ending. Good people are often there when we need them. Will keep you both in my prayers.

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    1. Thanks you Patti. Hie is home and trying to walk a mile or more each day. Thank you for your continued prayers.

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  21. We've learned never to underestimate the power of prayer, especially from so many parts of the country.

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    1. We have put our trust in the power of our Savior. He is in control.

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  22. So glad to hear that John's procedure went well. Hoping he has a speedy recovery. It's nice to know that you have good neighbours who step up to the plate to help you when you need it.

    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Good neighbors and strangers are great. John is making daily progress.

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  23. Hey Nan... it's the 18th now and checking in for an update? How are you guys doing?

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