different strokes

20150910_193559It really has been a while. Here’s an update. I have had a run of bad luck lately. Most recently a heart tumour that caused me to have a rather large stroke. Apparently I am special as the tumour is somewhat rare it’s called an atrial myxoma  and the usual size for this type of tumour is 3  by 4cm mine was 4 cm by 3.5 inches!  Because of the stroke I had to wait 3 weeks for open heart surgery to remove the tumour. Very delicate balance apparently. I have now been in hospital for 5 weeks. Just about to start physio and neuro rehab to address the stroke I have little control over the left side of my body, can’t use my arms due to the heart surgery, but am so glad to be in my last 4 weeks here.

Some good news… I’m getting married next month! Hospital wedding, but we were able to make it happen! Want to see the engagement ring?

It’s a morganite stone just shy of 8 karats20150925_100113

7 thoughts on “different strokes

  1. Get well much, much sooner than later, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding! I’m just glad to see you alive and kicking, and wish you the very best!

  2. I’ve missed your posts and couldn’t understand where you had gone. Mystery solved. Wish it had simply been a matter on an extended honeymoon. You’ll be in my thoughts.

    Love the ring!

  3. I visited your blog some weeks ago and I was wondering what happened to you. I am so sorry to hear about the tumor, and I hope you get well soon. Congrats for the wedding, that is a big ring!

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