Monday, October 18, 2010


Well I sat down this evening to simply say that my posts would perhaps be far apart but that I have not forgotten you the friends I have made over this last year or so. However, I checked in on my daughter's blog and she has already spoken about what is going on in the family so I will also comment and then just do what I can when I can.

On the last day of a pretty wonderful vacation, Dale woke up to being disoriented and nauseous . he had a similar experience in the spring and left the hospital with a diagnosis of sinus infection. This time he spent four days in the hospital and went home knowing he had experienced a TIA also known as a mini-stroke. He has been very lucky as even though strokes in the cerebellum effect things like balance, his balance continues to improve. The physical therapist in the hospital was very pleased. We are currently trying to line up a primary care doctor and the therapies he will need. Also a cardiologist as it also turns out there is scarring on his heart and that makes it weaker. This has been stressful of course and of course he is a man. Enough said don't you think?

So the photo above shows Dale with a lady friend sitting on a bench in the hall of Wall Drug in the town of Wall. You should look it up. I have lots of pictures but no real time to share right now.

So, I will check in when I can. Heck I might even be able to sew. of course, I am terrified and so is he. For now we just have to wait and see. More later


Donnie said...

Thank you Nadine for sharing your worries with us. We will pray all will work out. My husband had a 7 vessel bypass 15 years ago and he did great. As that old poster with the kitten on it says-"Just Hang in There"

Sharon Stroud said...

Nadine--My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please remember to take time for yourself--time to recharge your batteries so that you can take care of Dale.

I've been to Wall Drugs--many years ago. It's a place not easily described in words--and the pictures are usually not believed either!!! Great memories.

Please take care of you--all of us in blogland will look forward to messages whenever you feel like posting.


AdyQuilts said...

My thoughts are with you - together with wishes for a full and speedy recovery.

Kathie said...

take care of yourself , doing a little stitching might help calm the nerves...
my thoughts are with you and your husband.

Becky said...

I am adding you and your Hubby to my prayer list. ~ God Bless said...

Thinking of you every day, my friend. Draw on your inner strength - you have it.


Pam said...

Thinking of you and Dale, Nadine, and holding you both close in my heart and prayers.
Love to your whole family....
Pam Fisher

PamKittyMorning said...

Thinking of you guys. xo

Papi and Wee Granny said...

Miss Nadine, when I am worried and burdened, the 25th Psalm comforts me:

A Psalm of David.
1 UNTO thee, O LORD, do I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me.
3 Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: let them be ashamed which transgress without cause.
4 Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
6 Remember, O LORD, thy tender mercies and thy lovingkindnesses; for they have been ever of old.
9 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
11 For thy name's sake, O LORD, pardon mine iniquity; for it is great.
12 What man is he that feareth the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease; and his seed shall inherit the earth.
14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.
15 Mine eyes are ever toward the LORD; for he shall pluck my feet out of the net.
16 Turn thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; for I am desolate and afflicted.
17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.
20 O keep my soul, and deliver me: let me not be ashamed; for I put my trust in thee.
21 Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.

I am an old friend of Kelly's sweetheart, John, from Farmington, and follow her blog.

I'll be praying for you all.
Cathy M.

Margaret said...

Hi, Nadine.
I am just now catching up on my blog reading. I'm so sorry to hear that your husband has had problems with his health, but happy that the medical community is now doing something about it. (Sounds like we have a lot in common!?!)
All the best. With winter coming, I hope we all get a lot of stitching done.

Lynn said...

Nadine, so sorry to read about your husband. Sounds like you are going to be getting good support. Remember to take a minute or two to yourself as that will keep you stronger for your Dale.

Sarah said...

Nadine, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I know what you are going through and you must take care of yourself also. This is the time when friends can sit with Dale and give you an hour or so to get out of the house or spend a quiet moment with your thoughts. If you get run down, you can not be there for your husband. God Bless you.

Purple Pam said...

My prayers go to Dale (and the family) with an emphasis on quick recovery. Take care of yourself as well as Dale.