Friday, November 7, 2008


We made the 130 mile trip back to Oklahoma City VA on October 31st for Mickey's
follow-up on his double bi-pass heart surgery. We left the house around 6 a.m. and were there by 8:30. First to the lab for blood work, then to EKG , and then for an x-ray of the heart. We also had an appointment with the Heart Rehab person who we were suppose to see before he was ever released from the hospital but since he was discharged on Columbus Day which was a holiday we didn't get it. We were happy to learn that the care and things we had been doing the past 3 weeks were correct :o) !!!After these tests were done he had a 10:30 appointment with the Heart surgeon.

Here he is with the adorable PCA, Bethany, who was the first person to talk to us on our first visit, back on September 12th, about having the surgery and was the person today who read all the reports and examined him.

Everything was perfect!!! The picture of his heart is perfect, his EKG read just as they wanted it to, his lungs are clear & healthy, and his blood work was all good, except the kidney was a little high but nothing that concerned them.
This isn't a very good picture, due to the sun glare, but this shows him leaving with his newly repaired heart and a clean bill of health. HALLELUJAH

Yesterday he had an appointment with his Primary Care Physician here in Tulsa. Another GOOD report. All is well. The only thing now is for the healing to continue and for him to build back his strength.

This is Mickey as we began his first outside walk. We were to start walking at 5 minutes a day and gradually add to it each day until he is walking at least 30 minutes. Yesterday we walked 14 minutes. We are adding a minute or 2 a day. The weather here has been delightful and making it very easy for us. As it gets too cold we will begin going to Wal-M*mart to walk.

Thanks again to all who prayed for us, and especially with us, during this path. We are only 2 days shy of it being one month since his surgery.

JESUS is our healer...and He uses Doctors and He supplied us with the very best!

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Betty said...

It is a slow process, gaining your strength back, but I´m glad your husband is doing better.
God bless!

Momma Roar said...

A month? Really? My, time is moving quickly!

So glad to hear of his wonderful recovery!!

Way to go Nurse Susan!! :-D

Tina said...

YEAH!! So very glad to hear this!

Bobbi said...

PTL!!! Oh Susan I'm so happy for you and Mickey!!! GOD is good all the time and all the time GOD is good. Pastor always says he believes doctors and medicine are GOD's mercy until HIS healing takes place. :)

Thanks for always stopping by and commenting on my blog. I come by and read your blog, but seldom leave a comment.

Blessings and (((HUGS)))

It's All Good! said...

Hi Susan,
Sunny is sitting here so I read this to him out loud. We are so happy for Mickey and his wonderful progress.
Praise God,
Brenda :)

The Olson's: said...

SO glad to hear that Mickey is doing so well! Praise God!
~ Leanne

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

YIPEE! Glad to hear that he got a good report!

Pam said...

Praise the Lord! Having gone through 2 of those surgeries with my dad, I know the stress it can bring. But God is good!

Michelle said...

I am so thankful Mickey is doing so very well. Just makes me smile for sure!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful report. I'm so glad.

Nancy said...

Horray to good health!!! God is the best healer isn't He???

Lynn said...

I am glad you is doing better.

Anonymous said...

What an answer to our prayers. Thanks for the update, I've been so curious to know. I even had a dream that we talked on the phone. Maybe one day soon we'll have to do that.

Praising God with you for the great report.

Dawn said...

What wonderful progress! Such good news.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A lot has happened in a month! I'm amazed, and thankful, that Mickey is doing so well, and looks great!


diana said...

glad to hear that he's doing so well and all the reports came back good. we have an awesome God who listens to and answers prayers.

Kansas Bob said...

Praise the Lord Susan. I am giving thanks with you!

Dan said...

I am so glad Mick is on the mend. May the God of hope fill you with all Joy as you trust in Him!

Lori said...

So glad that everything is going well for Mickey. I agree God is so good.
That is so nice to have the same nurse.