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Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by peripatetically on 15 May 2009 10:53pm
 
Thank you all--- Mike, Johnny, Anne, Judy, Sue. It's wonderful having so much support from all of you. Sure means a lot to both of us. My story went on for a long time and it was sweet that all of you took the time to read it. I didn't realize until I hit "submit" that I wrote such a long tome. lol. But, really, I'm very grateful to have you all as concerned empathetic friends. It's amazing how a forum like this brings people close.

Judy, you are right, it was a trial. I'm glad your Alexandra is doing alright and hope you and she never have any more trouble. I know your stress test was today. My thoughts are with you that you pass or , if you don't, glad you had it done before it is too late to get help. One never knows what life has in store. .

With Larry's incident, it reminded us of all the big "healthy" athletes that just keel over sometimes and die. Who'd have known anything was wrong? Of course, in a way, I believe things happen for a reason. Now I know Larry will continue with health check-ups and be more careful in everything he does. He is more aware now of how precious life is and that there is a thin line between life and death. We consider what happened to him to be a wake-up call and consider ourselves extremely lucky. I haven't stopped thinking about what would've happened had this happened while he was snorkeling. He'd have dropped like a rock and I'd never have seen him again. If I had been on the beach resting and he was in the water, he'd never have returned and I'd wonder where he was, etc. It's a horror so I'll change the subject.

Again, thanks for your good wishes.

Patty~
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by Spursfan on 16 May 2009 10:11am
 
Please don't linger on things that could have beeen, Patty. Focus on the future and be thankful that you both had this 'wake up call', or you'll never be able to do anything (or be happy when Larry wants to do something) again!

I hope that doesn't sound unfeeling (as I have just read it back!!) - it is supposed to be just the opposite!

It is so easy to do though. As an example, our across-the-road-neighbours brought Tosun back the other day - when we thought he was fast asleep on the bed!! They have 2 Staffie bitches (same colour as Tosun) and his life's mission (apart from loving as many humes as he can!) is to go over there and give them a good seeing to and I am not talking s-e-x here!!!

We couldn't understand how he'd got out as we are really careful (we love him too much to lose him). The back door was open, but everything in the garden was secure (we thought).

On inspection, we found that the gate on one side of the property (which we don't use) was open and that's how he got out! We had just had cavity wall insulation fitted and assumed they had left the gate ajar (despite us asking them to be careful (and the bloke in charge having his own Staffie!!)) and Tosun had found it and eventually nosed it open.

No harm done - the road is fairly quiet and it had been 5 mins max since I had previously seen him. BUT even now I am thinking what if? What if he ran over the road just as a car was speeding up the lane? What if he'd decided to explore on his own and not been able to find his way back? Etc.

Needless to say he had even more fuss than normal!

So, I am sending you both big ((hugs)).

Anne xx
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by johnnythemonkey on 16 May 2009 10:19am
 
Yeah Anne, Larry's health scare and heart problems and vacation that turned into a nightmare are quite similar to your dog wandering off for five minutes.
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by kazzzz on 16 May 2009 10:22am
 
What does s-e-x- spell?
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by Spursfan on 16 May 2009 12:35pm
 
I wasn't saying that as well you know.

I was empathising with Patty and I am quite sure she understands that.

So piss off.
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by johnnythemonkey on 16 May 2009 12:54pm
 
People can judge for themselves.

Charming sign off btw Anne.
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by peripatetically on 16 May 2009 2:05pm
 
Yes, Anne, indeed I did know what you meant. You're right of course. I actually am confident now that things will go smoothly. His defibrillator is what you might call his "airbag"... there if he needs it. It's not the same as a pacemaker that works continuously. This will kick in only if needed.
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by mrsthing on 16 May 2009 3:42pm
 
The treadmill part of the stress test was good, no abnormalities on the EKG, and my BP was very good. Then again, my dad's BP was always on the low side, and he died at 55 of a massive heart attack, so that's not much comfort. Still, they didn't even have stress tests in his day, so I should consider myself lucky that I can get a more definitive diagnosis than he could have. I'll know more about the pictures they took next week.

Yes, Patty, try not to think about stuff that never happened. You were so fortunate--Larry's experience was way worse than mine, and here he is, still alive and kicking.
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by kazzzz on 16 May 2009 5:16pm
 
Well that's all really good news Judy and as you say great that technology has advanced as far as testing goes.
 
Re: Mrs. Thing's Not So Excellent Adventure by peripatetically on 17 May 2009 12:37am
 
I'm really glad to hear that so far things are normal for you Judy. Fingers crossed for the rest.
 
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