Monday, October 1, 2012

Life After Open Heart Surgery






It has now been five weeks since Jim had his aortic valve replaced and he is doing fantastic.  It was a much larger surgery than he anticipated!  I knew that, but ya just can't tell these men!  His valve was almost closed from calcification and now his "bovine" valve is giving him lots of good blood supply.  In six months time his surgeon says he will feel great, maybe be able to ski, and at one year he will be a new man!  I can't wait for him to feel great.  He has that kayak sitting in the garage waiting for him.  It has been a busy time caring for him and making sure all of his needs were met.  It is a great relief to have it over with!

I wanted to share some of our Vow Renewal photos from July 14, 2012.  Four of our five children were able to make it and it was a very special and emotional day for all of us.  I will share some of the photos of the decor as I had a great time preparing it all.

I guess I am going to "toot" my own horn a little!  I have GOTTEN RID of 85 lbs since June of 2011, and maintained the loss for four months now.  I decided to get healthy and it has been the best decision for me.  I eat no processed foods, no sugar, and no flour.  It is hard to imagine anyone can do that, and anyone who knows me would say impossible!  The cravings go away after one to two weeks and Jim has his candy and goodies around and I am fine with it.  I eat more food now than I ever have, it is just all healthy food and lots of it.  Life is good! 

I head to Art and Soul in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday.  I am taking two classes making metal jewelry.  Stay tuned................  Thanks for following me.

4 comments:

Robin Mac said...

What great news, you must be so relieved the surgery is over and Jim is doing so well. Congrats to you on losing so much weight too. I can't imagine living on that sort of diet but you obviously enjoy it, you are looking well too. Cheers

Susan said...

Hi! I know it's been awhile since I last checked in on you and your life ... WOW! Beautiful photos, beautiful family, and your wonderful husband's recovery is now on my prayer list! Susan

Susan said...

Hi! I know it's been awhile since I last checked in on you and your life ... WOW! Beautiful photos, beautiful family, and your wonderful husband's recovery is now on my prayer list! Susan

Jen Crossley said...

beautiful Photos Linda.So glad Jim is doing well.
xxx