Thursday, September 19, 2013

Someone Says Hello

There is probably no mystery where this photo was taken, unlike the mystery in the Wordless Wednesday - Crying Shame post.



Michael is back in the hospital, with the same symptoms as the last time, when they had to replace the pump.  He made it for 3 months and 1 day, without major incident. Correction:  Mike read this and it had only been 2 months and 1 day  (5 months from the first pump)  The issue is with his blood.  They mentioned changing to yet a third (different type) pump and placing him as a 1A on the transplant list, however, they are finally going to get a hematologist in to do testing to see if they can come up with the cause of the blood problem, which may be genetic.  I've questioned this very issue from the get go!  If they don't find the root cause, how would changing the pump, or getting a transplant, not end up having the same problem?

Thankfully, he is feeling okay, but that could change at any point.  Heck, just being in the hospital is enough to make a person feel bad.  Not a good place to be, that's for sure.

If I don't get a chance to visit you, or don't respond to comments, it's because someone is monopolizing our retirement and it's beginning to be a habit... a very bad habit.  I have told him he needs to cut this sh!t out.  He has assured me he will try.

Oh, yeah, the mystery of the crying shame title.  If you didn't get a response on this, it is our property in Western NC.  The photos were from a visit in April, 2008, to meet with realtor to discuss putting it up for sale.  We didn't put it on the market, but should have, we just didn't want to give it away.  That was the only time I've seen it since 1992.  It's a very beautiful place, with tons of potential, over 900 miles away... hence the crying shame.

Now, how 'bout that HELLO for Michael, he could use a boost in spirit!


45 comments:

Saara said...

Hello Michael! You are in thoughts here, faaaaar away in Finland. Sending You strength and power! You WILL get well soon.

Terri Buster said...

Hi Michael! I hope the docs can figure out what is going on with your blood soon! Sending prayers for a clean bill of health.

SweetMarie said...

Hi Michael! You always have such beautiful color. :) Is there Indian in your blood? Hope you get back home soon!
NC is beautiful! I'm looking forward to living there. :)

Ami said...

Michael, please feel better. Sending you good wishes to get through this. Again.

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

HELLO MICHAEL.
And if it makes you feel any better I know you are sick but you look handsome. ....just sayin'. :-)

Nellie said...

Hello, Michael, from East Tennessee! Hoping there will be some positive decisions made for you!

Sally said...

BIG HELLO MICHAEL!!!! So very sorry you're back in the hospital, and praying for you the doctors find a way to help you.

You've sure been through a lot! Take care of yourself, and listen to the doctors and your MOTHER!!

God bless.

xoxo

Vicky said...

Hey Michael- greetings from Minnesota! So glad you have your mom to keep on top of those doctors! Hoping they find the cause of the blood problem quickly and can get you back home and living fully soon. Sending lots of light and energy for healing your way!!

Betsy Adams said...

Hello Michael.... I am so sorry that you are BACK in the hospital. Hopefully, they can 'fix' the problem quickly so that you can go home and continue enjoying life...

+++++++
I hadn't read this when I responded to your email this morning. So sorry to hear about Michael. Bless his heart.

Too bad nobody in your family wants to keep that property --and build on it someday (even a mountain cabin)... That is gorgeous property. If I were younger and had the money, I'd buy it!!!!!

Hugs and Prayers for Michael,

Betsy

TexWisGirl said...

BLESS HIM!!! i sure hope they can find out what is causing these clots before doing yet another pump change-out! lord help you all!!!

George said...

Hi, Michael! I'm sorry to hear that you're back in the hospital, but we're hoping and praying that this time they will find the cause of your problem and come up with a way to fix it.

CiCi said...

Big HELLO and HOWDY to Michael. Hang in there, Michael.

Hartwood Roses said...

Hi, Michael! Sorry to see that you are back in the hospital.

The view from your property in NC looks exactly like what I see when I visit my brother's place in SW VA. God's country!

Karen said...

Hello from Connecticut! Sending healing thoughts, prayers and a big hug to you and your mom ( I happen to be one of her fans)... hoping they are able to resolve your struggles so that you can move on to live the life you have imagined.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Hello Michael. Hope you're out of there soon

Saraheinä said...

Hello Michael! Take care of youself and get better. I wish light for your paths!

ancient one said...

Hello Michael... Hope you get well quick!! GOD's blessings to you!!

Kathleen's Blog said...

Hi Michael

I think of you often, not only when there is a new post. Hang in, believe it or not, it'll iron out and you will get much better---takes a little time, that's all! My niece's husband went through very similar stuff about three years ago---it all worked out great.

Love and hugs from Newfoundland (aka: da' rock)

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

Oh Ok! I was reading in order.

Hi Michael! Sorry you're in that spot again! Hope they fix you up right very soon : )

YeamieWaffles said...

Keep on fighting Michael, I find your constant fighting and good spirits despite everything going on in your life so inspirational, absolute legend, get well soon buddy! Also good to understand the crying shame mystery, it is a shame that you guys didn't move but things happen in life that we don't always realise are important at the time.

Chatty Crone said...

HELLO MICHAEL - I am so sorry you are back in the hospital!

Mrs. A I understand.

So what is wrong with his blood - what happens to the pump?

I pray they get this settled.

Love, sandie

Choleesa said...

HELLO Michael!!!!
Wishing you a quick recovery, and praying for smarts in your doctors to figure out what the heck is going on!!
Hang in there!

lotta joy said...

Finally! A hematologist! What brain of the medical field thought of that? When I was sent to a hematologist, I wondered "WTF now?"

But, she was the ONLY brain in the outfit and knew when she saw me what the problem was. Of course the tests followed, but she knew, because blood is WHAT she knows.

Mike....you've got a lot of women here. Tell mom "thanks" and get some addresses!!

Linda said...

Hello Michael! My mom always said "A hospital is not a good place for sick people." So I hope you get better and escape from there soon.

Gigi said...

Hi Michael! Thoughts and prayers are sent your way from NC.

Too bad those doctors didn't think to listen to mom from the get go. Apparently, they have forgotten that mom is ALWAYS right.

Get well soon!

mama .bonnie said...

Hello Michael!!! Hope you are feeling a lot better and on the mend!!!
I will continue to say a prayer and keep you in my thoughts. Hope all turns out well for you. Don't give those nurses too much grief though, they're the ones who stick you with those HUGE needles ;o)

Nancy said...

Dammit -- so sorry this continues. Must be so hard on all of you. I do hope there's a solution in the blood analysis. Stay strong -- have you in my thoughts. xo

Vicki Lane said...

Hello, Michael -- hoping they get it right this time!

Lynn said...

Hello Michael, shitty thing that you are back there, at least your linen looks clean and I think your Mom has a point, so good luck with the Hematoligist! Positive thoughts going out to you from France, stay striong and be stubborn.

Betty Manousos said...

hello micheal!!
please feel better really, really soon!
stay strong! okay? you're consonantly in my thoughts.
i pray they figure out what is going on and get this settled.

sending love and prayers your way.

(((hugs)))

Deborah said...

Hello Michael! I know you don't feel good, but you sure look good!

Good thoughts and white light sent to you from Minnesota.

NCmountainwoman said...

HELLO MICHAEL!!! If positive thoughts can help, I'm doing my part.

Gunn said...

Hello Michael!

All the best, and I hope you will get good help and be back home soon!

Greetings all the way from Norway.

Barbara said...

I'm so sorry to hear Michael is back in the hospital. Bless all of your hearts. I'm praying they find the root cause so they can get it fixed for good...and y'all can enjoy your retirement! I'll light a candle today in Mass for him. About the land, send me an email. Maybe I can help you!

Katie said...

A BIG hello to Michael. Man, I sure hope this'll be the last time in hospital for him. My thoughts, as always, are with you.

Katherines Corner said...

oops, replied with the wrong email... Hello! Michael prayers and hugs all around

Weekend-Windup said...

Prayers from me to get well soon Michael.



Lynn Proctor said...

hello dear michael! so sorry you are having problems again--hopefully it will not be a long stay---praying for you and mom <3

PAPS said...

Hope he feels better and hope you get more free time in your hands.
www.thoughtsofpaps.com

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

I hope everything is okay with all of you. I will say my prayers for you all.

Hi Michael!!! We don't know each other, but I am sure I would adore you like I do your mom.

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Hang in there Michael. They're gonna get this figured out and fix you up for good!

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi Michael. it's been some time since I visited anyone and you are the first. I do hope that you are feeling a bit better and, also, that things have resolved in some way for you. It's a question of keeping on....keeping on! Hard going I suspect! All the best. Joan

Peggy K said...

Michael: I haven't been around much to catch up on blogs, but I just thought I'd let you know you are on my prayer list and I have not doubt answers will come and solutions will finally appear. Hang in there! Stay strong!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Praying they will find the problem and be able to give you the perfect solution to make you better!!!
Blessings,
Cindy

Pat Tillett said...

Hey Michael! I'm sorry that you are still going through this crap. Positive thoughts coming your way.