Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Day Before...

we have to head out to Pittsburgh. Last week we had the appointment with the surgeon and surgery is scheduled for Friday. Tomorrow he is going to have a Cath done to make sure the arteries are clean, if not I guess they will do it all at once. I am scared out of my mind. He is holding up really well I must say. I know he is scared but he is doing work for weeks to come all in 3 days, so that keeps his mind off things too. And he has been able to sleep, which is wonderful. I got a room at a Hotel, so I don't have to go back and forth and my friend is coming to stay with the kids. I don't know what I would do without her, she is such a treasure! The kids are old enough to be under Gabrielle's care for a little while, but certainly not all day and over night.

The success rate for the surgery is 98 % according to the surgeon, so I hope everything will be all right and he will  get back to normal. I just wish he didn't have to go through all that and the pain...but, a couple of weeks and he will be all better I hope. He told him he'd be recuperating for 4-6 weeks, has to be on Coumadin for 3 and go through cardiac rehab. I am just taking it one day at a time...

Scrapping is my therapy, it really helps me relax and deal with things. My mind totally goes somewhere else. good thing both the hotel and the hospital have WiFi. Here are a few things I did in the last week, I was caught up with project 365:

Project-365-week-26 Project-365-week-27

Since I match the 2 facing pages I like to do them together anyway..

2009-7-7-DD-Being-still 2009-7-11-DD0Perfectly-Imperfect 2009-7-12-DD-Let-them-eat-fruit 2009-7-13-DD-Michael 2009-7-14-DD-History-(fiat) 2009-7-5-DD-Thank-you-Katrina 2009-7-5-DD-Thank-you-Katrina2

These are all in my DD gallery where you can find the credits for all the goodies I used!

 

2009-7-1PC-Yum 2009-7-8-PC-Dream-the-impossible Play-Ball Vinnie_Pearce_Freebie_template_one

these are for PixelCanvas. The last 3 are actually old ones. I did these for vinnie's book, but they weren't picked, so I can post them now. I still like them though. Again, the credits are all in my PC gallery.

Okay guys, keep your fingers crossed, keep us in your prayers. I will keep you updated as much as I can when I am going nuts in the room. :)

12 comments:

Tammy said...

Anke--It does sound like you guys are going through an awful lot these days. I'm glad to hear that there is such a high success rate with the surgery your husband is facing and we'll certainly keep him in our prayers! Keep scrapping and stay sane! ;)

Joanie said...

You'll be in my prayers. Things will go well and before you know it he will be back to his old self!
Lovely pages... you are so productive!

Jeanne said...

Wishing you all lots of good luck getting through this next difficult stage towards a complete recovery. I'm glad you have a way to release your stress and tension via scrapbooking. Your pages are glorious! Hugs!

Terry said...

Praying for you guys. I'll share one of my favorite bible verses "Be still and know I am God." Remember God is in control.

Heather said...

Surrounding you in prayer and hugs, Anke!

tempus fugit said...

Huhu, Anke! Nach soo langer Zeit finden wir uns also wieder in der DesignerDigitals Gallery wieder! Das freut mich sehr :)
Ich war schon so lang nicht mehr auf deinem Blog - da hab' ich ja richtig was verpaßt! Was für ein süsses schwarzes Kätzchen... und deine Layouts sind wie immer genial... Ich halte dir die Daumen, es wird sicherlich alles Gut werden mit Phil!
Liebe Grüsse
Doris

jeanne said...

My prayers are with you.

Carol said...

Anke I will keep your DH in our prayers and sending you and the rest of the family big hugs. xxxx

Tracy said...

Hey Girl, there is an award for you on my blog a well deserved one ((HUGS))

latz said...

Praying for healing for hubby and patience and peace for you!

Linda said...

Anke, just checking in, how are you and your husband doing?

Sending you lots of love my dear.

Heather said...

Just checking in to make sure you're all right.

Never say Never!

Well, here I am creating my very own blog! I was always very sure I would never get into this blogging "thing", but here I am. I hope you will enjoy finding out a little about my not so interesting life!