Thursday, July 2, 2009

Good News - the Best News!!!

We just got back from the appointment with the surgeon. Don's heart and lungs sound great - he is doing so well that the surgeon gave him a letter that allows him to go back to work whenever he feels like it - but just part time. Don thinks it will be Monday for a few hours and we'll see how it goes after that. He still isn't allowed to drive - that will come one month after surgery - so I will drive him here and there and everywhere for a while longer - I'm just happy to have him here to drive around (and maybe drive a little crazy :-)

We are shocked and amazed at this good news - and very pleased. Tomorrow is just three weeks since surgery and we had no idea he'd improve this much, this fast. He is walking about 35 minutes a day without tiring, doing light housework chores and feeling fantastic.

We stopped by a favorite lake (which is a city park and has not one house on the shores) and sat for a while and enjoyed the news and the beautiful lake - what a wonderful way to celebrate.

Thanks again to all who sent us good thoughts, prayers, cards and emails - each and every one has been so special and meant so much to us.

Several blogger friends have been asking if the raffle for the quilt is still open - it is indeed. The expenses are going to be quite a bit more than what the insurance told us (of course, so what else is new?) so we are still raising funds and you still have a chance to win the quilt, or a chance at the other great prizes donated by friends around the country - what a great group blogggers are.

Hope your day is as happy as ours!!!!!

12 comments:

Chris said...

Wonderful news! Keep up the good work Don!

blushing rose said...

I, too, had heart surgery & before could barely do anything BUT the surgery changed my entire life. Good for Don, best wishes for a continued healthy recovery ... happy holiday. TTFN ~ Marydon

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Horray for such a wonderful report! So glad that Don is feeling so much better! AND that you were able to enjoy your day :-)

goddess in the groove said...

That is FABULOUS! What a great place to celebrate :). xoxo

Pat said...

I am SO happy to hear this wonderful news!!! (And what a pretty, peaceful place in which to sit and absorb the good words of the doctor!)

Christine Thresh said...

I am so glad you shared your good news.
The lake is lovely. What a perfect place to sit and smile.

Moon Daisies said...

So pleased to hear your good news, I had wondered about you, as you hadnt posted before, but thats the very best news, and hes done so well so quickly, must be all your great care. Glad you had a nice little outing to enjoy your news too.

Judy S. said...

Fabulous news! Have a Happy Fourth and warm greeting from Chicago.

Julie said...

I am so, so glad for your good news. I just knew it would be good news before I opened your blog. I truly do believe in the power of prayer by the people who responded to Don's plight.

Love, Julie

Teresa said...

Great news! God is good!

belinda said...

Hip...Hip...Hurray.....yes.yeah..
yeah for Don....yeah for Joann...
Yeah...yeah..Yeah...I see getting back to normal in your near future!!.........p.s. follow me on twitter Joann....just look on my sidebar on the right hand side of my blog...up towards the top....Oh My Goodness...What Have I Done Now!

Lindah said...

Wonderful news! An answer to prayer!