Back to blogging.

2017_06_30_Bob's recovery_Miscellaneous_0008

It has been more than a month since I have updated my blog, primarily because I have done very little trail walking. Late in June, my husband had a heart attack, resulting in a quadruple bypass about 10 days later. Since that time, I have taken only a few trail walks and almost no pictures. Our daughters, sons-in-law, and grandchildren immediately pitched in to help while Bob was in intensive care. Since he has come home, they, as well as our neighbors and church family, have continued to be an immeasurable source of support for both of us.

2017_06_30_Bob's recovery_Miscellaneous_0009I can’t predict when I will return to my regular trail walks, the source of my blips and blog posts, but we are gradually getting reorganized and resuming normal activities.  Meanwhile, today’s post shows Bob on his first post-surgery visit to Chagrin River Park on June 30th, 18 days after the bypass surgery. Today he is twenty pounds lighter, enjoying a heart-healthy lifestyle, ie. several daily walks and no more hamburgers and french fries; and we are both learning how to read nutrition labels in the supermarket! Before the heart attack, Bob had several warnings that he didn’t recognize, and we are thankful for an excellent surgeon and the wonderful care he received at Hillcrest Hospital (Cleveland Clinic). God has been good to us.

Thanks for reading my post today. See you soon!
Trail Walker

22 Replies to “Back to blogging.”

  1. Carolyn, this brings tears to my eyes! I figured something was up because of your previous consistency. I am delighted to hear your hubby, Bob is on the mend (he looks fab!) and you are getting back to your normal! Prayers for continued recovery and some peace for you! We just had a doggie parvo-virus scare with my pup Brodie, but all is almost well. When a loved one (human or fur-baby) is sick, the whole world just stops. Those walks will bring healing and peace to you both 🙂

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  2. So wonderful that he is recovering and survived such a tribulation! He looks great😊. The diet changes can be tedious but well worth it. I’m glad I am so accustomed to reading food labels since I started so many years ago, due to food allergies. Soon it will be like second nature. Enjoy your walks in the wilderness, they are the best medicine! ~Anne


  3. I’ve missed you! Best to Bob and may his recovery be speedy. (It looks as though he’s doing really well!) My mom had a similar operation, and she made a full recovery that gave her many years of an active, happy life.

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  4. Hi Skip
    Sorry to hear about your hubby Bobs health problems and hope by the time you get this he is well on his way to full recovery.
    Thinking of you both.
    Beryl AKA BB from blipfoto

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  5. Prayers for Heart Healthy trail walks for many many years….prayers for a long lifetime for you both!!! God Bless!!!


  6. Skip so sorry to hear about you and your husbands troubles . Glad to see him up and about and visiting your wonderful park. My prayers for his continued recovery.

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