That’s What Happens When You Allow Yourself to Think that Things are Looking Up

Here we were, thinking everything was well, and then the chest pains came back. Back to the ER, third time this go around (we ought to get a plaque or a frequent flier rebate. The latter would be particularly great).

They did the whole nine yards. Enzymes, EKG, X-ray and CT angio and, thank G-d, found nothing to suggest a new blockage, but that didn’t change the fact that we both got scared out of our wits because, once you’re in danger of getting another clot or embolism, every twinge of pain is going to make you wonder what it is.

Need a break. And sleep. But most of all I need my honey to be well again.

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    Orion growls and barks:

    Keep the faith, Oh Emperor. Pray, and think healing thoughts. There’s a plan out there – we just don’t get to know all of it.

    I’ll add my pagan’s prayers to the volley. On the waaaaaay!

    Orion

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    Prayers continue to be sent, Sire.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Orion says:

    Keep the faith, Oh Emperor. Pray, and think healing thoughts. There’s a plan out there – we just don’t get to know all of it.

    Faith kept, my old friend, because you’re quite right. It’s not my faith that I’ve lost, took me long enough to find it, it’s my stamina that wobbles ever so slightly from time to time :)

    Thanks! :)
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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    , it’s my stamina that wobbles ever so slightly from time to time

    Brother, do I ever hear that!
    Sleep in a chair by the side of her bed, that way you can hold her hand while she sleeps. Worked for me, a bit hard on the neck though. Learned a few tricks living at a hospital.
    Let us pray it doesn’t become a lifestyle, Misha, after a spell it tends to get old.
    You may find yourself developing a patience that would do Job proud…….she is hurt and afraid.
    I have absolute faith you will do everything you have to, after all, you are a Rottie….
    My previous offer still stands.
    You may not need it now, trust me, that can change fast.
    And my prayer list has just changed…...Empress, you are at the top, first and foremost.

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    Boryon growls and barks:

    Best wishes to both of you!

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    In my case it’s my father I worry about. 86 years old and he broke his hip two weeks ago. They operated on him but the odds of him coming out of it were poor to say the least.
    He has congestive heart failure.

    Yesterday the doctors were happy, his heart is up to 80% rather than the 40% efficiency it’s been at for a while. Now he can start rehab to get his hip working again.
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    LC Ogrrre growls and barks:

    Thank God it wasn’t another embolism, Misha. No, literally thank God. In public. And those who are offended by the very mention of God, let them pound sand.

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    Delftsman3 growls and barks:

    Beth and I have the old prayer wheel spinning for You and Sophie.

    My mother is in the hospital at the moment too, and living three hours away has made it tough; can’t be there every day to support her and Dad.
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    Lady H growls and barks:

    Sire,

    You don’t have to reveal anything here, but what caused the blood clots, do the doctors know yet? Sophie seems too young to be getting this.

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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    LC HJ Caveman82952 says:

    Sleep in a chair by the side of her bed, that way you can hold her hand while she sleeps. Worked for me, a bit hard on the neck though. Learned a few tricks living at a hospital.
    Let us pray it doesn’t become a lifestyle, Misha, after a spell it tends to get old.
    You may find yourself developing a patience that would do Job proud…….she is hurt and afraid.

    I hear ya, brother and it’s a great comfort to have you as a friend, because you have the T-shirt. Well, that’s putting it mildly, I apologize. Compared to what we’re going through, you have the whole wardrobe and the closet that goes with it, but I hope you understand what I mean. This, compared to you and Mary, is nothing. But having the moral support and advice of yourself means the world, my dear friend.

    Lady H says:

    You don’t have to reveal anything here, but what caused the blood clots, do the doctors know yet? Sophie seems too young to be getting this.

    Yes, we do know exactly what caused them and the cause, thank G-d, was easily correctable. That particular risk factor won’t be bothering our doorstep ever again. In short, it was a side effect of medication. Medication has been d/c’ed risk factor is gone. We just need to ride this one through which, even though not exactly an easy ride, particularly not for her, G-d bless her, is still infinitely better than not knowing and a whole lot less than a lot of people have to contend with.

    Thanks again, all.

    Now it’s off to the shop to get her car fixed. They’d better not be trying to pull anything, because I’m not in the mood, and that’s an understatement ;)
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    FrankOK growls and barks:

    That’s good they ID’d the problem – prayers sent her way.

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    LC Draco growls and barks:

    I agree with Purple Raider and all here….prayers continue to be sent until we get the good news she is back at home and out of danger!
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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    compared to you and Mary, is nothing.

    Boss……with due respect I differ……
    Anything threatening your mates life is deadly serious.
    Embolisms can be life threatening, Sire, as we all know. Heart attacks, strokes, all sorts of medical unpleasantries. I’m glad she is receiving medical attention, for seconds can make a lifetime of difference………….and if my guess is correct, you are probably making a pest of yourself with the medical staff.
    But try hearing a code blue to your wife’s room……….I’m almost sixty, ran up two twenty foot flights of stairs two at a time………it will scare the living dog shit out of you. And you feel impotent and helpless.
    And how are the twins?
    Once again, start my morning with the Lords Prayer……

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    BigDogg growls and barks:

    Misha, I agree with Cave … anything that threatens your loved ones is serious business. I, too, thank God that everything is alright and that the cause of the problem has been identified and corrected. Prayers still go up to Him for you all.

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    LC Jackboot IC/A growls and barks:

    Misha- We’ve been through so much together have we not? It’s that difficult road that our L-rd and Master places before us to forge us into a form where we are of more use to Him. We both know this and it’s awful.

    That form we cannot know, nor how many strikes His Divine plan takes to reach it’s final form, strong and true. We can only soldier on and I know of all people you can and will do this, you’ve given yourself to His cause.

    We, your friends and brothers out here can only watch, encourage and empathize with your struggle, along with whatever support we can give. I’m overdue for a jaunt to the Metroplex, so please, please know that should you need it, I will come. Also don’t forget you have extended family in Fort Worth as well and they too are willing and able to assist, especially with the boys, should the need arise.

    We will all be praying for you, my Brother.
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    Oh, Mish! Just hang in there. I never know what to say in times like this other than I’m here for you, and that never seems enough. You’re in my thoughts. Always.
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    LC Roguetek growls and barks:

    Truly I’m sorry to hear this, Misha. My heart goes out to you, as I am living something very much like your situation. You and yours are in my prayers, and if I can help you, I will.

    I have unrelated good news.

    Teresa and I are finally at the moving stage. We’ve purchased a trailer home (it’s rough, but livable) and we’re in the process of moving to San Antonio, finally. We’re packing the truck as we speak.

    And we never could have gotten this far without the help of the people here on the Rott. Those of you who have aided us, know who you are. You will always be in our prayers, and our door will forever be open to you.

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    Igor, Imperial Booby growls and barks:

    Hang in there, Sophie! (And you too, Misha). May you not have the row to hoe that Caveman had, and prayers for you and yours.

    We be here for ya! :em01:

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    My Liege … both I and my daughter said a prayer for you and yours .. she’s 4 and a half now and she has just enough innocence left to where it may help :)

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    Nature underscores Misha’s point,, Dallas n’ Ft Worth are gettin’ ripped by tornado’s..

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    angrywebmaster growls and barks:

    Well here’s something that might perk you up.
    Appeals court fires back at Obama’s comments on health care case

    In the escalating battle between the administration and the judiciary, a federal appeals court apparently is calling the president’s bluff — ordering the Justice Department to answer by Thursday whether the Obama Administration believes that the courts have the right to strike down a federal law, according to a lawyer who was in the courtroom.

    In other words, the court is saying to Obama, :em07:
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    LC Grammar Czar, G.L.O.R. growls and barks:

    LC Cheapshot911, Dept. of Redneck Tech says:

    Dallas n’ Ft Worth are gettin’ ripped by tornado’s.

    My brother lives in Dallas. He’s fine. My son is on business in Ft. Worth this week. I haven’t heard from him, yet. I hate the waiting game. 8-(

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    DJ Allyn, Private Citizen growls and barks:

    Faith and perseverance, Misha. You and your family will overcome this.
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    LC Sir Rurik, K.o.E. growls and barks:

    I pray for you and Sophie – it seems on many fronts. Both Sophie’s health, and the weather. When not praying formally, I keep the prayers on constant cycle in the background of my mind.

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    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Prayers and love to you and yours, Misha, dear friend.
    Mike Howard
    Chicago

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Misha, do you have a SITREP for your AO? Looks like your AOR got hammered

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    The Irish Dragoness growls and barks:

    I’m glad to hear that they didn’t find another clot. We’ll keep praying.

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    Physics Geek growls and barks:

    Prayers from over here. I don’t know what else to say except that I’m thinking about you both.
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    Emperor Misha I growls and barks:

    Thanks, all. :)

    She’s home again and we’re hanging in there. It’s hard when every pain makes you think “what if this is…?”, I can only imagine how she must feel. I wish I could take the pain for her, but for now all I can do is to be there and keep praying.
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    LC HJ Caveman82952 growls and barks:

    Misha….I’d be willing to be your lady is more worried about her children than herself.
    And then there’s you….care and feeding sort of thing……We guys aren’t generally known for proper eating habits, etc. Great for cutting the grass and such…but need a keeper.
    Mary used to tell me I was her rock, the pillar of our family.
    Maybe so, but she was the heart, the center….
    And your heart is hurting, prayers continue.

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    Kinda late here Brother and Milady, but you know that y’all are in my daily prayers anyway. Hang in there, His will be done.

    Love ya guys, no ho.
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    Iacobus growls and barks:

    Prayers and well wishes. :)

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    LC MaxMomFL growls and barks:

    Love and hugs from the Wubie and me. We have seen the inside of too many hospitals and it just never gets comfy. I know that your family is safe in God’s hands as is mine. I also know that it’s hard to feel that way when stuff happens. Prayers of hope and healing are headed your way.
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