Friday, January 19, 2007


Thanks so much for the prayers -- you'll never know how much they've helped.

Bill is home from the hospital -- he passed both the echo and the nuclear stress test -- the problem is not his heart. Bad news is that the cardiologists think it was possibly a stroke.

Reason that wasn't checked out while he was in the hospital is that Rockford has 3 hospitals -- his cardiologist is at one, his family doctor is at another. We thought it was heart related (he's had heart problems for 20 years) - so I told the paramedics to go to that hospital.
To make a long story short (too late ;-), I'll be making an appointment for today with his family doctor and we'll go from there. Good news is, that if it was a stroke (and he's had 4 of these episodes in the past month), it was a small one and there is no noticeable damage. Will probably have to go to the other hospital for the tests to check it out, though.

I am way behind in everything -- the house is the pits, email is backed up, etc. -- but it will all be there when I get to it. I'll try to keep my blog updated.
Thanks for the prayers.


Pam said...

Joanne, the house can be cleaned later, the email can be read later (or deleted!!), the stores will still have groceries to purchase....for now you've got to be there for Bill, AND you've got to take the best possible care of yourself.


Screen Door said...

Wish I was closer to help. Forget the House. The email is not going anywhere. We'll keep you in our prayers. Sounds like he's getting the best of care. Take care of yourself. There's no one looking out for you.


Norma said...

Your husband is the only thing that matters right now. Don't worry about anything else--including the house and your blog. We will continue to keep both of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Samantha said...

Hope all turns out to be okay! I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Dawn said...

Oh kind of a good news bad news thing isn't it. Don't worry about the house. Just take care of you two!

Rae said...

More prayers for Bill and you.

Take a deep breath now and then. It realy does help.

Sharon said...

As my friend Nancy says, "I'll hold both you and Bill in the light" as you continue with these scary times. Be well.

Patti the Hardenbrook Girl said...

So glad to hear Bill is home. I'm sure your frustration level is SO high right now. We went through something similar with my mother. Finally learned she was having TIA's - I can't remember what the initials stand for. They are like little mini strokes. Good thing to find out now so he can get onto blood thinners. There is so much they can do these days. Still sending positive healing thoughts and prayers your way.

Carolyn said...

Joanne, thanks for keeping us updated. I'll keep praying for you and Bill. Take care of yourselves and don't worry about the house. If I were near you, I'd come help!