Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wonderful To Be Grateful.

I got to go for a good, decently paced walkie this morning.   The temp was 74 F but the humidity was not 100% as it was last walk I took.  That was a misery then as I was soaked with perspiration top to bottom.  Not so today for which I was grateful.

But that is not why I have that title up there today.  It is there because, as my dear friend Karen put it-tomorrow is my "re-birthday".

Two years ago on July 17th, I had critical heart surgery.  It was a very difficult for the surgeon type surgery and I am grateful to God for Him getting us, the surgeon and I, through it.   My recovery was said to be "picture perfect" though I did not know that. Looking back and even to this day, it was every bit that.

So I am starting a celebration of my re-birthday that I have been given, for I would have not been here much longer the Dr. told me afterward.  In a manner of speaking, I have gone from 0 to 60 in the six hours of surgery after recovery.

For those friends and blog family that stayed with me and cared, I am deeply grateful.










17 comments:

  1. Ah, now that's a joyous celebration, Carole. Happy re-birthday! My goodness, though, two years already? Amazing how quickly it's passed. We out in blog land are very grateful you're still here too! Purrs from my boys.

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  2. Much love to you, my dear Sister. He led you to the doctor and to your re-birth, for which those who love you are so very grateful.

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  3. I wasn't around at the time, but am grateful I found you (and Katie) and that you were here to be found.

    Enjoy your re-birthday!

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  4. Happy re-birthday! I'm grateful that you got through the difficult surgery, made recovery, and have been enjoying life! Life is beautiful and there is so much to be grateful for :-)

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  5. Wow, the heart surgery was quite the adventure (a reason why I often agree with Bilbo Baggins: "We don't want any adventures here, thank you! Good morning!") I am glad that it ended not only well but very well. I can't imagine how it must have felt undergoing such an operation, and coming out of it afterward. But you are quite right: it is good to celebrate the renewal of one's lease on life.

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  6. Hi Sis!
    The first family member to ever catch cod fish. You will like to have occasionally thought to go fishing you will be supposed try to you used a fishing rod. your picture is delightful. Your morning of which don't forgot of the camera. Happy Re-birthday!
    xxooxx
    Sis,Katie,
    Michiko

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  7. Happy Rebirthday to you.😀🎈💕
    http://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/music-theory/improved-happy-birthday/

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  8. A big happy second re-birthday to you!! We are indeed thankful to God for his goodness! ❤️

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  9. That's the best reason of all to be grateful, Carole! Happy Re-birthday, dear friend. We love you!

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  10. I would like to be able to walk without pain, oh and happy birthday to you

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  11. Happy Re-Birthday! I am grateful for your friendship. You make the world a better place. XO

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  12. Happy Re-Birthday. I am not much inclined to thank a deity for the skills of a surgeon or your will to survive, but I'm glad you are still with us... ~ TBT

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  13. Happy Re-Birthday my friend! God is SO good, and he is always right on time. I'm thankful for your re-birth too. Wishing you many more Happy Re-Birthdays!

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  14. Happy Re-Birthday sweet friend. I am so happy that the surgery was a success and you are still with us. You are such a precious soul and I so enjoy your and sweet Katie's blogs. Love and hugs, Maggie

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  15. Hi Sis!
    We need few time of our Birthday other ways missing soon next years one? I had cold weather rains most of time.
    You need keep up Sis!
    xxxoooxxx
    Sis.Katie.MIYUKI.and Victoria.
    Michiko

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  16. Dearest Carole,
    So happy for you as indeed such a surgeon is a life's saver!
    Happy 3rd re-birthday to you and wishing you many more.
    We're back to biking, we have had so much rain this summer and of course the usual high humidity.
    But we also did experience the extreme high humidity in Louisiana! Wow, that is even worse than here...
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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