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Friday, August 15, 2008

Matters of the Heart

Some of you already know that I am dealing with a scary health issue now and I thank you so much for your encouraging thoughts. I am having an angiogram on Sept. 4 and possibly a bypass of some sort some time after that. My recent stress test showed there was not enough blood flow to the heart and I was very winded just after the first two parts. I have already had a minor heart attack after which they put in a stent. I am so hoping for the best, but mostly the strength to deal with what lies ahead.

I am making my annual trek up to my favourite log cabins to fish, canoe and swim but I am taking it very easy as we are 1 1/2 hours away from a hospital. I hope I can forget about my ordeal to come for awhile and just enjoy nature and the company of my husband and two sisters, the three closest people to me in the world.

I'm putting up some various summer pics.

My dad and mom with me, daughter #3.

Me at my parents' place between our famous 150 year-old Twin Oaks!

My dad who turned 89! He had a quadruple bypass at age 69....twenty years ain't bad.

Dad, give me some of your "Life Force". I so need it now.

Our place looking down the yard.

Further back towards the river.

Hope to see you all soon after I get back!

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Blogger Akelamalu said...

Beautiful photos MOI and your Dad (and you Mom) look absolutely fantastic!! I'm sure you have inherited your Dad's genes and his strength - you'll be just fine. Anyway, just to make sure, I'll be including you in my daily ritual of sending Reiki!

Have a great time at the cabin and come back refreshed and ready to take on what lies ahead. xx

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blogger the naked tapdancer said...

Hope your vacation as well as your angiogram bring nothing but healing to you! Always nice to read your blog and now all the family photos - now I have many faces to go with the words.

My dad is facing another catheterization/possible additional stents and/or open heart surgery next month. We're hoping for the best, again.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Anonymous RennyBA said...

So sorry to hear about your health status (thanks for the not - I'll reply!)

I think some time at the cottage will do you good - back to the nature to charge the batteries you know - have a great trip!

Wonderful pics - you really have a great family and I can tell it means a lot to you :-)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Blogger bulletholes said...

You are a real sight, mom, and I'll give you a little tip....
when you are out there fishing you haqve to whisper
'Here fishyfishyfish!" and then just hold on cuz you are bout to get a bite!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blogger Barbara said...

I'll be thinking about you over the next few weeks. I hope all goes well and you live to the ripe old age of your parents!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blogger Jocelyn said...

You have always been one of the most positive bloggers I've encountered; take that energy now and apply it to yourself!

Be well, sweet woman.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Blogger gary rith said...

all of you look great, and your gardens too! Yes, I am hoping you get better soon!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blogger Diana said...

As you already know, I'm with you in spirit.

May your vessels give your dad's a run for their money.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blogger TorAa said...

I cross my fingers for your health my dear blogger friend. We have so uch in common. You know. Loving nature, garden, canoing, out door life. Can't image I was only a short flight away from you this early August.
Still love your song and blog.
Hope the very best for your Health, from the bottom of my heart.

Tor in Norway

By the way, I have nominated you for an Award. I'm not the blogger that do that very often, but at this occasion, you were among the choosen.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blogger Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your health, MOI. I do so hope all will be well and the tests will go smoothly. I'm sure the gentle R&R will serve you well.
Your pics are beautiful, by the way.

And oh, remembering something you said in a comment on my blog way back when, there are a whole lot of pics I think you might enjoy :-)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blogger Lynette said...

MOI, I will be thinking and hoping that all will go well with your procedure and that it will bring you back to good health and feeling so much better. Please keep us updated when you can. You and your parents look wonderful in the photo!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI. Sorry to read about your heart. Wonderful to view pictures of parents, husband and yourself. Have a great week ahead.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Sending you my best thoughts. *hugs*

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Blogger fennymun said...


Hope that the whole procedure will just be fine and smooth! Take care!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Anonymous Coll said...

Ruth... please know that my thoughts and prayers will be with you. I do believe that you embody the same life force as your dad... you can do this.. I know you can.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogger TorAa said...

Dear R,
I've learned a lot since last Wednesday (my blog posted this Friday).
Sincerely I hope it ends up like it did for me. 100% perfect.

let's keep in touch;))

Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogger Clowncar said...

Glad I was able to find your post before Sept. 4! Godspeed, and we'll be thinking of you.

I seem to remember you're a schoolteacher. Are you gonna be able to take to take some time off!

You deserve it.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Blogger Annelisa said...

My dearest Roothie

I know I've been dreadful at keeping in touch, but I think of you often...

I keep my fingers crossed everything will be ok. I know it's scary, but you have many, many people rooting for you...and I know how that can make a difference. I for one will be thinking about you especially over the next few days, and will send you all the healing vibes I can.

Fingers crossed

((((((((((Big, big hugs))))))))))

Lots of love


Friday, September 05, 2008


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