Thursday, September 18, 2014

Standing Tall




I took this photo of Ron yesterday at the beach. 
I was down on the sand with Sophie and there was Ron doing what he likes best.....
photographing.

Ron has been 'through the mill' this past six months. Of course, he would never tell you so.
Most of you know that he had a heart attack in late February and he had two 
stents put in two arteries to allow the blood to flow through more easily.

Ron isn't the only person to have gone through this procedure and he won't be the last.
However, I think most people don't know and/or realize what the body goes through after
a health event like this.

After getting one's head around the fact that you did have a heart attack,
and you now have heart disease, you discover that you are very weak.
It will take months to get any energy back. And the medications, that 
are supposed to help and assist you, have 'side-effects' that can and do stop 
you in your tracks.......at least till you adapt to them or have them stopped
or changed/reduced.

So, as you can imagine, the recovery and rehabilitation can take time.
It can and is very frustrating to realize that now things are different and will be
for the remainder of your life.

Ron has had some very tough days..... most people do at first.
It has been difficult to watch him go through this.
It has also been enlightening and heart-warming to see Ron knock down one wall after another
these past few months.........so that he is now strong enough to be able
to climb those rocks once again and do what he likes best.
He is beginning to stand tall once again.




22 comments:

  1. I've been there and still an in disbelief that it is something I came out of and eventually started to thrive again. You are so right, it takes a long time, and it very frustrating at it's slow pace. Few of us stand tall and knock down the walls, so proud of Ron for doing so and as well for you. You guys 'rock.'

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    1. Oh the resilience of the human body and spirit, Joanne. You are a shining example of this my dear.

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    2. thank you love. I never think of myself that way.

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  2. I didn't know that Ron has " been in the wars", having only recently been reading you ( and Sophie). Good to hear that he is now in better health!

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    1. He is adjusting to things now, Frances. Life will go on.

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  3. It does take a long time, hubby went through that but it was before stents and he got a serious staff infection over it and had to go back to hospital for about 4 months--gld to read Ron is doing much better-hugs

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    1. Thanks KAthy. I didn't realize that your husband went through a similar experience. They must have replaced part of the artery with one of his good ones?

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  4. So glad to hear he's feeling better. It's been tough on the two of you.

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    1. He has 'turned a corner', Fiona. It is tough to watch your loved ones go through a health crises. But also joyful when you see progress.
      Thanks.

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  5. A fantastic image of Ron, Jim. I love it. And what a perfect image for this post. He certainly is standing tall. I'm so happy for him. And for all of you!

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    1. The sky, surf and clouds have been pretty spectacular these past few days, Martha. No editing on this shot at all.
      Thanks so much, Ron is coming around.

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  6. That's a great photo, Jim. Glad to hear Ron is doing well.

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    1. Thanks Pat! This is one of his favourite perches to 'shoot'. A panoramic view of beach/ocean/sky/lake.

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  7. Great picture of Ron - I know life hasn't been a picnic for either of you.
    I'm glad he's feeling himself, for both of you.

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    1. Life comes with its ups and down as you know Sharon.
      Thanks for your support over the months.

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  8. Thanks for the information. It will help me when I know someone in a similar situation. I'm glad you and Ron and Sophie all have each other.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. It's all good to know Janie, and I happy this could and may help in the future if necessary.
      Since I had a similar episode 5 years ago, this time round was a little easier in that we knew the 'language' and the procedures of this condition. It helps to be informed.

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  9. I think of you and Ron a lot, and wish you both good health.

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  10. Perfect shot for the words, and yes, Ron has had a rough time, you, Jim, knowing what would be happening, and involving, would have been there every minute of the way, and I know how that is, Time, huge amounts of TLC, care and love from blog friends near and far, and your constant care. love and thoughtfulness and look at him now. Take care, 3 of you, looking at the ocean, blue skies above, and grasses waving in the wind, Please say Hi to Sophie too, she has been a huge part of this recovery. Huge to all, Jean

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  11. Love the photo of Ron, Jim. I can't imagine the struggle he has been through, but I am happy at every step that he takes forward. He's a lucky guy because he has you in his court, and you've been through this yourself. And he's got sweet Sophie too! Have a great weekend!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing this info. From reading Ron's blog, you'd never know there'd even been a hiccup since the last big one! So glad things are going so well. That photo is gorgeous (but I guess it's kind of hard to screw up when Ron is the model)!

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  13. Yes, Ron's a warrior and long may he stand tall!

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