Tuesday, March 11, 2014

BRIGHTENING UP A DRAB DAY


Before the "unexpected" of 2 weeks ago I visited my daycare
and needless to say I had lots to say upon my retrieval.
Daddy Jim explained what had happened to Daddy Ron
so I digested the news and immediately settled into "care-taking" mode !


He wanted me to tell you that with fingers/toes/legs all crossed
the healing of his heart has begun.
With 2 stents implanted + one other vessel unable to be "stented"
and after 2 hours on the table
he emerged exhausted but determined to move forward.


Life's curves whether pre-destined or by choice
have reached this juncture
which has thrown us all off kilter.


 Daddy Jim has already been down this road
turned the corners and returned,
so with this under his belt helping Ron seems so familiar.


How many times have we all heard,
"You just don't look like you could have had a heart attack Ron!
You are so active, have been all your life!"


I guess eating good foods, being active, 
staying clear of smoking and the devil's juice (wink wink)
did help a lot
but could have made the event happen sooner and more fatal
if not followed.


 Family history is the culprit,
from brother to mother to grandmother.


So with all of this information and so much more
we head off into the horizon
taking one day at a time.


So on drab sky days like the one's you see today,
a bit of brightness finds its way to the forefront,
grabs your attention
if only for a split second.


But you know there is beauty in greys
and 
I can settle for that right now.

35 comments:

  1. HI!
    At last some news from you. Very good news and be careful so you heal smoothly. I am so happy to read your post
    A great hug from us all.
    Majsan//

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    1. Thank you so Majsan ~~~ these 2 weeks have been a blur for us all ~~~ Poor Sophie had no idea what had happened and never will but as long as she snuggles I am fine!!
      I'm slowly figuring out how to handle each day and with spring coming soon I'll be HAPPY !!

      Ron

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  2. Oh it feels so good to see all of you in your world again!
    love
    tweedles

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    1. Oh and it feels so good to be back stretching our legs/paws/fingers/toes again!!!

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  3. Give Daddy Ron a lick from us, Sophie. Teach your dads to live in the moment like we do and just keep improving.

    Love that boat names Cadillac, maybe they have another named Porshe or Ferrari?

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

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    1. Great name isn't Bella & Roxy ~~~~~ I will keep my eyes wide open to locate a Porsche and Ferrari !!

      I'm passing on your licks RIGHT NOW!!

      Sophie *got my haircut* DOODLE here!!

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  4. So glad that Daddy Ron is on the mend.It must have been such a frightening time for you all.
    Jane x

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    1. Trying to place the last 2 weeks behind us and move forward. One step at a time!

      Ron

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  5. Yeah! You're here with a new post!
    I've been checking!
    The picture of Sophie with its description was brilliant!
    And I love your grey beauty in your photos! And the pops of color in the lichen and the harbor.
    I think of this as gentle beauty, and you have the appreciative eyes to capture it.
    Genetics is a bitch sometimes, but you can outfox it ~ sometimes for decades!!!!!
    One step at a time just keep walking and outfoxing!
    Big hug coming Sophie's way. I know she has been through a rough time too!

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    1. You are so right, Louise ~~ your DNA is your DNA ~~ of course in hindsight putting certain situations into perspective comes together like a jigsaw puzzle ~~ I do enjoy a good jigsaw, but this is ridiculous!! Winks!

      We 3 drove out the Herring Cove route a few weeks back and captured these photos just on a whim. I do enjoy ending up somewhere without any preconceived expectations or "I just have to get a picture pushing me". We drove around trying to find the entrance to Crystal Crescent Beach, but alas the winter signs were up and "no go" were the words we read. Oh well, off we go to another area, grab some lichen shots on a calm inlet and then trundle along home. It was all good.

      So now I'm pondering my lot in life and trying to figure out what just happened to me. From out of the blue, it seems, but i suspect the signals were there all along.

      Thanks for your kind words and Hi to Terry!

      Ron

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  6. So glad Ron is getting better and stronger.
    Gently does it, one day at a time.
    My hubby got very sick recently, it came right out of the blue and he spent over a week in hospital, such a scare.
    Makes you realise you can't take your health for granted.
    Take good care of both your Dads Sophie.

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    1. AND you take care of your better 1/2, Eileen ~~~ one week in a hospital is so very hard to endure on both parts ~~~ all the best to you both and forward ho!!!

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  7. "Always look at the bright side of life".......heard this sung by Eric Idle..Monty Python fame----

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    1. Oh yeah, Brian I think I should find that video and put it on my FB page............doncha think !!!?!

      Love me some Monty Python!

      I think I need a wafer of chocolate ~~~ just one tiny little morsel of delectable ch-ch-ch-chocolate! (another movie)

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  8. We are sending daddy Ron tons of AireZen and healing vibes for a full recovery, Sophie!

    Love ya lots♥j
    Mitch and Molly

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    1. I'm feeling the AIREZEN all over the place here, M&M!!!!

      It feels so AIREGOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  9. I'm so glad to see, Sophie. I've been very concerned about your dads, between the heart attack and the caregiving. They are two very special men.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. OH Janie, my wet nose and warm chin / leg / body pressies are making them both feel good. We sit and watch their favourite TV shows ~~ have a good laugh or 'oh my why did they do that?' and just veg out!!

      Hugs
      Sophie Doodle

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  10. Sending lots of healing thoughts your way, Ron.

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    1. Thanks Pat ~~~ he feels them just as I type away here!!!!!!

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  11. It's is time for you to serve your purpose Sophie, to give love and comfort!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. DOODLE LOVE & COMFORT ~~~ nothing but the best for both my guys!!

      HUGS to you both, MURPHY & STANLEY
      Sophie

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  12. From my perspective, I see just how important each of Sophie's dads are. The teamwork is astounding. And the lives touched by the love contained in their relationship is seemingly endless. Sophie is one lucky dog to get to spend her life with two such amazing men. May the partnership last a long, long time to come. I look forward to seeing all three of you again.

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    1. So kind of you, Stewart ~~~ our short rencontre last June was quite exciting for us as i'm sure it was for both of you. This cyber-world is such a new way of meeting friends and so far we've really hit the jack-pot.

      Take care and "hearse on" !!!!!

      Winks!
      Ron

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  13. They all look like post cards
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Oh Lily thanks so much ~~~ I do live in a beautiful part of our planet just like you do and many many more do. Sharing all sides of my world gives everyone a sense of Nova Scotian life along the shores of the North Atlantic Ocean!!!!!

      Hugs to you!!
      Sophie

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  14. It's amazing the lessons that you will learn as you look back on this part of your journey. Not all of them will be easy to handle but then again most things learned come at the hands of painful experiences. I know with Jim and Sophie you will have all you need to thrive!

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    1. Hindsight is a powerful tool to put things into perspective. Now to understand / accept / and move forward!

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  15. I know you're doing a stellar job, Sophie. It sure is scary to have a major health event blindside you! Ron, after my attack in 2010, everyone said, "but you're so healthy!" However, for me the "fluke" (my cardiologist's word) of tearing the LAD while skiing couldn't ever have been predicted. As Jim already knows and as you're quickly learning, it does take time to rebuild stamina and to feel emotionally calm again. At first, every twinge got my full attention! But time heals and soon enough you'll be having adventures once again. The pops of color in your photos are glorious. The textures/colors/shapes of the lichen - wonderful! Hugs to all from CO.

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    1. Oh thank you for the words of wisdom, Barb!! I do understand that this is another lesson for me to learn from a totally different POV! The twinges faked me out one day after release (1st release) and I ended up back in the hospital which is fine with me because I needed the support from Jim and the team of medicals. We try to eat good food / breathe fresh air / sleep well / and anything else but my DNA had other plans!

      Thanks for your critique on my pics ~~~ putting them out there for the world to view can be daunting sometimes but with positive feedback I think it helps to continue!!

      Thanks again Barb!!

      Ron

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  16. so happy for the three of you-hugs

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  17. Such great news!! I wish a speedy recovery :)

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  18. Ron, I'm so happy to see you back on your feet and finding steady ground again. I can only imagine what a shock this was but I know that you and Jim will get through it and thrive. And Sophie will help! I followed along Jim's updates while you were in the hospital but I am thrilled to hear straight from you! Take care, my friend.

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