Friday, May 27, 2022

Another Hiatus in Genea-Musings - I'm in the Hospital

I wrote this on Facebook last night: 

 "A friend of mine always said “sometimes you get the bear and sometimes the bear gets you.” I’m feeling “got” tonight. I've been having heart tests the past month after being told that I had a significant silent heart attach sometime in the last year.  The angiogram test on  Thursday showed I have four blocked arteries and need open heart surgery. It’s scheduled for Monday morning. I’m in Sharp Memorial Hospital cardiology unit for probably the next week. And then it will be rehab and recovery for two to three months. So my life has changed a bit and will be for some time. I’m pretty fatalistic and realistic about all this and will try hard to get through it." 

Needless to say, after the operation I won't be home and in any shape for genealogy research or blogging for at least a week and perhaps two or three. I may go to a Rehab facility or back to my house.

So please check back on Genea-Musings every so often as I hope to pick up my regular schedule when I can.  I may reduce my workload for some time also once I do get back to it.

Thank you to everyone for their thoughts and prayers and  I hope they all get answered positively.  I have several friends who have had similar heart problems and operations and some are living after 20 to 30 years with their repaired heart.


22 comments:

LeslieP said...

Randy,
You are and will be in my prayers - as will your doctors and nurses.

Linda Stufflebean said...

Randy, All good thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. Get well soon.

Sheryl Ramin said...

You are needed. You have taught me a lot over the years. Thank you. Hope your recovery is easy and you get well soon. Will be thinking of you...

Tricia said...

You are a trooper! Looking forward to your next post, which I trust will be sooner rather than later. :-)

Get well soon.

KSteckelberg said...

I’ve read your blog faithfully for years. The medical profession has made such strides in this type of surgery over the years. You’re in my thoughts, and I wish you all the best!

Punkyloulu said...

You have got this Randy - keeping you in my thoughts!

Unknown said...

All the very best - get well soon. Slightly selfish as I learn a lot from your musing

Stephen

Northumberland, England

Discover Genealogy said...

All the best to you Randy. I know you will come through with flying colours. We look forward to your posts about this latest life adventure.

Dave said...

Best wishes for a rapid recovery.

Kristi Hancock said...

Randy, prayers for swift healing and recovery! I will definitely miss your posts but look forward to your return to blogging. I'm sure your brain will be bursting with ideas!!!!

Kristi Hancock
Memphis, TN

Bill said...

Randy-

All of your dedicated readers will be pulling for you. You have taught all of us so much over the years.

Get well soon!

Bill Greggs

Melinda said...

Your posts will be missed, but please take care! Praying for you and an easy recovery.

Melinda
Virginia

William R Zeigler said...

Randy- All the best. We're rooting for a speedy recovery!

mbm1311 said...

I will so miss your posting! It's one of the best things I read - glad you're being taken care of

Jacqi Stevens said...

Oh, my, Randy! I knew you were going in for tests, but never expected to hear that news! You will definitely be in my prayers, both on Monday and during your recovery.

Janet Kachur Geronime said...

Sending healing prayers Randy. I will miss your postings. Take care of yourself.

Teresa said...

Will be thinking of you and hoping all goes well. Take care!!

Ron Field said...

All the best Randy!
My father had a triple bypass 23 years ago and he's still going strong.
My triple bypass (it's genetic) was the day they declared the pandemic in Canada (10 Mar 2020).

I hope everything goes well and you have a speedy recovery! It's tough at first but gets easier each day. Keep that pillow close afterwards!

Edie said...

Thinking of you. Praying for you and the surgeons. Also, thinking of Linda. Please take the time you need to recover. I look forward to future postings.

Unknown said...

Take all the time you need for your recovery. Your loyal fans will all be here waiting for your next postings!
God Bless You,
Pete Small

David Fernley said...

Thinking of you today. Speedy recovery.

Lynn said...

Prayers for swift healing and a quick recovery! Although I will miss your posts for a while, your focus needs to be on your health at the moment. I will keep you and Linda in my prayers.