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I guess Spring must be just around the corner. I am feeling like it’s time for a road trip. I don’t think it’s going to happen, at least not any time soon, but I’d sure like to go somewhere be...


It’s avalanche season in Colorado…and I’m not talking about professional hockey. On Thursday there were 7 major snow slides along highways in our mountains. I’ve lost count of the year-to-date ...


It’s avalanche season in Colorado…and I’m not talking about professional hockey. On Thursday there were 7 major snow slides along highways in our mountains. I’ve lost count of the year-to-date ...


February 14, 2019

CELEBRATE! in At the foot of the hill

Just back from Bob’s post-op exam with this heart surgeon. EVERYTHING IS PERFECT! Even better, because he can quit taking some of the dozen or so pills he’s been on for years and years! He can...


It was just four weeks ago that my husband of (almost) 61 years went under the knife (saw?) and received three bypasses and a new aortic valve. I am happy and most grateful to God that it all we...


It was just four weeks ago that my husband of (almost) 61 years went under the knife (saw?) and received three bypasses and a new aortic valve. I am happy and most grateful to God that it all we...


One more day and one more night! We get to bring Bob home tomorrow (Thursday). Then we can start looking for our new normal around here. I did go play bridge with the Monday lunch group for th...


One more day and one more night! We get to bring Bob home tomorrow (Thursday). Then we can start looking for our new normal around here. I did go play bridge with the Monday lunch group for th...


We are supposed to find out today when Bob can come home. PT told us yesterday that he is ready to be discharged with a few sessions with home health. She just needed to get it set up with the ...


Bob is settling in at his new “hotel”. He got moved yesterday into a private room. The first one he had was a typical hospital room… tiny, crowded, shared with another old man. The new one is...


January 23, 2019

Today in At the foot of the hill

The storm we had yesterday blew thru the Metro quickly. It’s sunny this morning and chilly, but is expected to warm up nicely this afternoon. And then another wave of winter with snow tomorrow....


January 21, 2019

Update in At the foot of the hill

Plans will be made today to transfer Bob from the ICU Stepdown to a rehab hospital. He might go today or not until tomorrow, depending on getting all the ducks lined up.... I’ll keep you posted.


January 21, 2019

Update in At the foot of the hill

Plans will be made today to transfer Bob from the ICU Stepdown to a rehab hospital. He might go today or not until tomorrow, depending on getting all the ducks lined up.... I’ll keep you posted.


Thanks again for your prayers and good wishes. Please keep them coming. We (he) are still having issues with confusion and although they keep telling us it is not at all uncommon, especially fo...


Sorry I haven’t been here the past several days. As you all know, my dear husband had open heart surgery on Tuesday. Our daughter is here from Montana for our moral support, physical support, c...


January 16, 2019

Hi in At the foot of the hill

I may never get all caught up with you guys, but I wanted to tell you that Bob came thru his surgery just fine. Thanks again for all your prayers, good thoughts and support.


January 09, 2019

Answer in At the foot of the hill

I asked God to show me how to get through this thing with Bob. Instantly, a thought came into my mind: “IT’S NOT ABOUT ME!” Exactly the answer I needed. A real wake-up call. I can’t believe...


January 09, 2019

Answer in At the foot of the hill

I asked God to show me how to get through this thing with Bob. Instantly, a thought came into my mind: “IT’S NOT ABOUT ME!” Exactly the answer I needed. A real wake-up call. I can’t believe...


As the day for Bob’s open heart surgery comes closer, I am beginning to realize the impact that this will have on our lives…at least for a few months. It’s scary. I am so dependent on him in so...


As the day for Bob’s open heart surgery comes closer, I am beginning to realize the impact that this will have on our lives…at least for a few months. It’s scary. I am so dependent on him in so...


The surgery is scheduled for January 15th. Triple bypass, replace valve, fix A-fib, and scrape carotid arteries if necessary. We really liked the surgeon. He was so good to explain everything ...


December 21, 2018

One more in At the foot of the hill

Today will be the fourth morning in a row that I get to sit in a doctor or hospital waiting room. It seemed like nothing was happening and last week drug by. No so this one. I saw the dental...


December 18, 2018

Wrong number in At the foot of the hill

We finally made contact with the scheduler at the Heart Center. Seems they had been trying to call Bob’s phone, but the “line was busy”. Problem was they had his old phone number. Anyhow, he i...


the more upset and scared I get. Waiting for the phone to ring. Need those appointments to get set up. The doctor gave us the impression that Bob’s case is urgent. Those scheduling appointmen...


December 12, 2018

Upsetting in At the foot of the hill

Today was the day that Bob had to go in for a heart cath. He has had a stenosis (heart murmur) that the cardiologist has been watching carefully for awhile now. Doctor was trying to get an okay...


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