Monday, December 20, 2010

Good news, and bad news.

Hello everyone.
I've  been away for a while.
Was in the hospital for a bit.
The news was both good and bad.
I am determined to enjoy this holiday matter what!
Last week I woke up to some awful bleeding. Sixteen years ago I went into the sudden loss of blood was a bit frightening.  Hubby was away, so I had to call 911. An ambulance took me to the hospital. An external, and internal ultra-sound was done, and an abnormality was discovered.
The good news....the ovaries are not involved. To slow down the bleeding, a D and C was done, and a biopsy was taken. Bad heart was beating erratically during surgery, so they had to insert a tube to help me breath. A 20 minute procedure ended up taking over two hours. My poor hubby and three daughters were VERY  upset.
I won't get the biopsy results for almost two weeks!! The holiday will hold things up. The good news...whatever the results...I'll deal with it then, NOT until the reports come back!
I have a CT scan scheduled on my heart. The cardiologist is worried about blockage, and hardening of the arteries. I'm on Lipitor for high cholesterol now. Also, I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I prick my finger twice a day for now, and take meds twice a day. I can deal with that...AND the diet I am now on.
If the "abnormality" needs to be removed, a complete hysterectomy will be done, along with radiation if there is evidence of any surrounding tissue being involved.
The good news..if I hadn't bled so much, none of this would have been I'm grateful for that.
The bad news..if this turns out to be the "C" daughters won't do so well. They've already lost their Papa to cancer.
I will do whatever it takes to help them get through this.
So, that's where things are. I'm feeling okay, just very tired.
I'll be off from work at the pharmacy for a while. That's a good thing!!!
I plan to wrap gifts this afternoon, and just take it easy..cause I'm still bleeding, but not near as much.
Please keep my family in your prayers.
Love and hugs to you all.


  1. Oh, I'm so sorry to hear the news! I am glad that you are home and resting, and praying for good results and a speedy recovery!

  2. Oh, Debbie. That sucks! Take care; I'll be thinking about you.


  3. sincere wishes that all turns out well for you

  4. Oh I am so sorry to hear this! I hope everything well be ok, I hate that you have to wait that long for results..and over the holiday. Enjoy the season with your family.

  5. Hello Debbie,
    Thank goodness you were alerted with the bleeding!!!
    How is the snow? I sure miss it for Christmas, and also my family in Michigan.

    I hope your Holidays will be wonderful and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Suzann xoxoxo

  6. OH Debbie, I do hope and wish for the very best of results. I do know you will do whatever it takes though to get better. How soooo unselfish of you, not to worry about yourself and your daughters instead, that just brought tears to my eyes. Sending you a big warm HUG! DebbieXXX000

  7. Sending You Hugs & Good Thoughts..... Your so right about the bleeding, you would have never known about so many things if it wasn't for that... Please Rest, Know that You & Your Family will be in My Prayers ~ xox

  8. Oh Debbie, I'm so sorry to hear this news. You sound so brave, keep that spirit up! That's alot to have going on. I'll be thinking of you & keeping you in my prayers:)

  9. Dearest Debbie,
    Please know that I am keeping you and your family in my prayers. I am so sorry for all that you have gone thru. You have an amazing spirit and attitude. I am sending you big hugs, be well and keep us posted!!!

  10. Oh Debbie- what a fun time you have been having! Don't sweat it until it happens.
    When my grandma was about your age she had the same bleeding and a huge tumor. She had an 8 lb fybroid tumor- which isn't cancer. She had her hysterectomy and was just fine after.
    When I was 29, I started my period in October. They finally got it stopped in April and had mine in May. I was doing 6 pads an hour through all of this.
    Hemoraging(?) is 12 an hour, so if you are doing under that- they won't do much about it.
    I am glad they found the heart problems and diabetis. You're right- you would have never known until something really bad would have happened with one of those.
    They can do so much now with heart surgeries and so many are out patient, like it's not a big deal anymore.
    Manage your diabetis well- learn everything you can and stay with the diet and exercise so you stay on the pills and don't have to switch up to daily shots.
    Tha main key is doing everything at the same time every day and keeping level as much as possible.
    My dad got pretty good with his and my friend acquired it a few years ago. She is doing very well.
    You will so be in my prayers for a complete healing, peace of mind and a wonderful Christmas with your family. If you need anything- you know where I am...just a blog away.
    Hugs- Tete

  11. Debbie-how scary and upsetting-I know in my heart-God has you in his hands. I will be praying for good results in the days to come and you will be in my thoughts. You're a strong lady and I know -whatever it is-you'll come thru even stronger!

  12. Hi Debbie,
    I'm so sorry to hear that you are going through a rough time and I'm praying that you will get a good report. I admire your strength and determination to get through this and I know you will. I'll be pulling for you.

    Merry Christmas sweet friend.


  13. Thinking of you and sending best wishes.
    So glad you can see the pros and cons of your ups and downs. You are blessed to have family around that cares. It sounds like you have a positive attitude and it goes a very long way towards helping you heal.
    Know that you have many friends keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

  14. All my prayers and well wishes. Attitude is 9/10th of everything, so you are on the right track. I will pray for healing, strength and good news. Merry Christmas!

  15. Oh my gosh, Debbie......I am so very sorry to hear this! How very scary that must have been for you...I will pray you through this, sweet sister of mine. ♥ Please let me know if there is anything at all that hubby and I can do for you or your hubby or your family. Know that we are here for all of you - at any time - day or night. We love you SO very much. Rest easy, and relax into God's arms. He is the Great Healer and is spreading strength and healing throughout your tired body right now.

    I love you with all my heart, sis. ♥♥♥

    xoxo laurie

  16. Sorry to hear about what you've been going through. Going to keep you in my prayers and am praying for healing and good news that it is not the C word. About 10 years ago, I had bleeding that wouldn't I know how frightening it is to have the sudden loss of blood. I ended up having to have a total hysterectomy.
    Sending hugs your way.
    Have a Merry Christmas with your family.

  17. I'm praying that you will feel the comfort and peace that only God gives. I wish you joy and happiness in this Christmas season with your loved ones.

  18. Debbie - your positive attitude and strength about what you are going through is so admirable. I will say a prayer for you and hope that things turn out for the best. I am sure they will. Keep the faith and you will come through better than ever.

  19. Debbie... please know that there will be so many prayers going up for you in the days to come, I'm glad your home and resting. I've been going thur a health problem too and will blog about it after the New Year. My daughter cried so I know how you feel about yours:)
    Be with your family and gather them close♥

  20. Oh Debbie- I am sooo sorry to hear this. The worst part, I am sure, was being alone when it happened. And, I think, being in the medical field makes it even worse because of the knowledge that is there. I am saying a prayer for you that the abnormality is just that-an abnormality and not the big C. We dealt with MrK having it a year ago..and although it was contained it was still scary. My kids did okay with it because I didn't let them see that I was scared.

    I'm glad you have some time off but what a heckuva way to get it....and it is awful to be going through this this time of year. There are some rather simple procedures they do now if you have some plaque build up in the arteries. The good news is that they will be able to be proactive on that.

    God bless you, Debbie, and just know that you are in my prayers and that you are well loved here in Blog land. If you want a smile you can pop into my blog tomorrow if you get a chance and read about SweetCheeks monkey hunt!

    Love to you, dear heart~ Wish I lived closer-I'd bring you some soup! Diana

  21. That was a bit scary for sure. I will be praying that goes well and love that you have such a great attitude about it all. Some blessings are disguised for is good to know what you are facing and I'm sure you'll rest easier when the tests are back. I do hope your Christmas is a special one. Lots of Love and Hugs!

  22. Oh my goodness, how scary for you to have to go through this when nobody was around:( I'm sending good vibes, good thoughts and lots of prayers your way! I'm not in menopause but I did have a heavy bleeding episode a couple of years ago, it turned out to be fibroids but definitely scares you! I hope yours is not the big C!

  23. Dear Debbie, the body has it's way and so does God of teaking care of us. I will be praying for you and your family. Rest up sweet one. In spite of it all I wish for you a Happy Christmas filled with joy. hugs♥olive

  24. Debbie, so sorry to hear that you are having health issues. You keep your positive attitude! I love that about you. It will help you get through this. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Have Merry Christmas!

  25. Oh Debbie, I'm sorry you're dealing with this ! I'll pray that you get your very own Christmas miracle.....

    hugs and prayers from Lavender Hil,

  26. Debbie,I just now saw this post.I have been away from the computer for a while.Made an emergency room visit myself but not nearly as serious as yours.
    I'm so sorry that you're having to deal with this. You will certainly be in my prayers.Your guardian angel was looking out for you and like you say the good thing about the bleeding was getting to the bottom of this.Praying for healing and peace to help get you through this
    Love and prayers, Annette

  27. Oh hon, I'm sorry. So much going on and you need to rest! I came over here to wish you Happy Christmas! Hope you get the results soon, and that they are good ones.

  28. So terribly sorry this is happening to you. I will keep you in my prayers and pray for healing and strength.

  29. Still praying over here in jersey for all good news !
    Happy New Year !

  30. Hi Debbie, I am just checking in on you. I hope all is well. Happy New year to you and your family.

  31. Dearest Sweet Debbie... You are in my prayers!! If you have me & let me know how you are...I'm here for you..anytime!

    Lots of Love, Prayers & Hugs ~ T ♥

    PS I haven't been able to leave comments on any blogs..just fixed the problem..

  32. Debbie I am so sorry to hear of your health problems. But, with the attitude you have, I have a strong feeling that you will be just fine. I think a Sanibel trip is just what you need to pick you up and carry you through whatever comes. I hope I get a chance to meet you and your precious sister. I'm praying that you and your family will have an especially wonderful new year. :) Hugs!

  33. Debbie,
    I am so sorry to hear this. May the grace of God guide you through these difficult times. I am praying for your recovery and health.

  34. Debbie I just now read your last post.I'm so sorry you've have had this scare,Esp. this time of year.Christmas and the cold seems sometimes to make things even more stressful.You are now going to be in my prayers.

  35. Dear Debbie. I hope everything will work out but it is so hard not to think the worse first. I am a 2 year survivor of Bladder Cancer and am so thankful for medical science. Things will work out and you will be in my prayers. Hugs dear.

  36. Your In My Prayers Sweet Lady.... Know there are tons of Us Blogging Friends that are on your side, Thinking of You & Ready to Pray You through this.... With Lots of Love ~ xox

  37. Heavenly Father, I stand with this precious covenant daughter of yours to receive her inheritance that Jesus bought & paid for on the cross of Calvary. I break off this cancer from her body & command it to leave in the Name above all Names - the Lord Jesus Christ. I release the Zoe life of the Living God to invade every cell of her body & I command all the functions of her body to line up to the word of His power. Father, I bless her with health in her body, peace in her mind, & joy in her emotions. I break off the fear and declare over Debbie - The Joy of the Lord is her Strength! I ask Father for Heaven to invade earth in her family, & everything that concerns her. I declare over her Thy Kingdom come-Thy will be done in her life on earth as it is in Heaven!

    Love in Him,


  38. All of my love, hugs and positive thoughts coming your way Debbie

  39. Keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers Debbie!

  40. Dear, dear Debbie,
    I just heard the news from Laurie about the results... I'm so sorry, but am so glad to hear you're ready to FIGHT! I wish you a speedy recovery from your surgery and will be sending you thoughts of STRENGTH and HEALING during this horrible ordeal. I'm also sorry to read about the other medical problems you have to deal with now, too, and wish you all the best.
    Big warm hugs, my friend...

  41. Dear Debbie~ you will be in my thoughts & prayers. When I was working as an esthetician, one of our good clients had that and she turned out just fine.. LOVE LOVE LOVE you YOU ♥ xx

  42. Dearest Debbie, I am praying for you and your family. I pray that the Lord heals you and gives your family peace that surpasses all understanding. Many hugs sent your way. Keep your spirits up.

  43. Hello Debbie.
    Hope things get better for the New Year. I came over from TEte's blog. Happy New Year and you wil be in my prayer.

  44. Sending lots of love and prayers your way Debbie!
    lots of hugs too...Deb

  45. I'm so sorry. You will be in my heart and in my prayers. Stay strong.

  46. Wanted to drop by and let you know you are in my thoughts. I hope all goes well with your surgery. Stay strong and positive!

  47. Recover fast Debbie. Know that people care for you and i will pray so you recover fast.
    Happy New Year. Let's make it a great Year.

  48. You are in my strong and it will all work out.

  49. Prayers and positive energy being extended your way, may the Lord's Strength and Healing Touch be evident... Blessings... Dawn... The Bohemian

  50. Debbie, I've thought about you all day and pray you are doing ok. I've also been praying for your family, I know how hard this is for them. God bless you all.