Thursday, May 25, 2006

checking in

I'm staying pretty busy these days.  The two granddaughters are here all day, this week; they start summer school next Tuesday.  And I try to lend a hand to Cliff when he needs me.

Five weeks ago today, Cliff was in surgery.  He's been unable to wear overalls because they hurt his chest, rubbing where his breastbone was sawed open.  Today he tried a larger pair of overalls and found out he can wear them;  he's overjoyed!  He now has a proper place to carry his pliers as he putters around the place.  His chest does still hurt him (the incision and healing bone, not his heart), and he's far from being back to his pre-surgery self.  But he's come a long way, and I'm thankful.

13 comments:

csandhollow said...

Glad he is comfortable again.

sugarsweet056 said...

He looks good! TY for sharing pics! :)
The Lord is with you!
Huggs, Sug

madcobug said...

I love that graveled road. It made a beautiful picture. I hope the other horse will work out good. Ken has a scar he had to cope with after his ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was cut from just below his ribcage around the belly button and as far down as they could go. It was a long time before he could wear jeans and he has probably never worn a pair of overalls in his life LOL. I am glad Cliff has some big enough to not hurt his chest. He is looking very good.  Hope you both have a nice day. Helen

nanlynska said...

"Overall', I would say Cliff looks great ! Glad to see him doing so well. Donna, I just love the pictures you take when you are riding Blue. I think his ears are cute at the bottom of the picture. Stay blessed.  Nance

lmitc89854 said...

Sneezing will bother him for a long time but the scar itself will become a badge of honor, he is a survivor!

ora4uk said...

It has been three years since Mixon had his open heart surgery...and his chest still is sensitive...prolly will be for the rest of his life....Hugs...Ora

mastersblynn said...

Cliff looks great!  I think the horse is a beauty.  I would love to be able to ride a horse whenever I felt like it.  You are truly blessed. Barbara

lanurseprn said...

When I worked in Cardiac Rehab that was the biggest complaint the patients had was discomfort  in the breastbone.  Not sure that really ever goes away completely.  Can't believe it's already been 5 weeks!!  WOW!  Time sure goes fast.
Good pictures, as always.
Pam

bnanajm said...

Great pics, Mosie.  Glad to see Cliff looking so well.  

Give Blue a big scratch from me.

tendernoggle said...

AMEN AND GOD BLESS YOU BOTH,
LOVE
CARLENE

siennastarr said...

I think that incision and the breaking of the breastbone to get to the heart, takes the longest to heal!  All in all though, I would say, Cliff is doing excellently!  With all the prayers going up for him, how could he help but not! :)

I can't believe it's been 5 weeks already!

Jackie

am4039 said...

wow 5 weeks have gone fast and so happy that he's going good. Love the pictures.

bookncoffee said...

Glad Cliff is back in his "overhauls" - LOL.  
Sonya