A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

My Illness


I have something to tell everyone. The other night I had a seizure while sleeping. Joe woke to my strange breathing and the seizure itself. He called the paramedics and they were here in minutes. I was taken to the hospital and admitted. I had a CT scan and an MRI. A brain tumor was found and will have to be surgically removed. Since I have been taking a baby aspirin everyday, I will have to postpone surgery for about 10 days....so I am back home and nervously awaiting the day of surgery. The tumor is on the top of my head and is pressing on the part of my brain that may affect memory and balance. I am having trouble with short term memory and my balance is off a bit. This could have been caused by a couple of things. I had a hard blow to the top of my head about 7 yrs ago. These tumors grow slowly, so it could have resulted from that blow. The hospital stay was a good experience in that it brought our family closer. I heard from people who hadn't contacted me for quite a while. Friends rallied with their love and concern. My kids were with me and gave me their wonderful support . My husband was there with his loving care. Our priest was there and the religious from St Anthony's. I felt that I was wrapped in loving arms. I'm not looking forward to the surgery, but hopefully things will go well, and I will make a quick recovery. These tumors are very seldom cancerous...so I am counting on the Lord's help in that regard. I'm confined to the house now until the surgery and I will probably be here at my computer desk quite a bit. Just thought I'd share with everybody.

Balisha ((love))

18 comments:

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Balisha, I am so sorry to hear the news. One never likes the thoughts of surgery. Sometimes the thinking about it is worse than the surgery ;-) Just know that your gardener buddies will be sending up prayers for you. It will all work out.

Pat said...

Balisha I had dropped by earlier but did not get to leave a comment. I had to run off to meet a friend. But I wanted to come back and tell you that I will be praying for you. We know the Lord is with you, loving you. And you have your family and friends to help take care of you. And you have your blog friends too. Big warm hugs dear!

Margie's Musings said...

Balisha..I will put you in my prayers. I certainly pray this can be resolved with complications.

garden girl said...

Balisha, oh I'm so sorry! How scary for you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers are with you for a successful surgery and complete recovery. ((((Hugs))))

Elenka said...

(((((Balisha))))))))
I am bummed out to hear this news, but you know, I would think knowing you had this bump on your head is a reason to think that there probably is a cause for this tumor. Stuff like scar tissue can get really weird.
I take that baby aspirin everyday, never thought about the fact that if I needed surgery for anything that it would be an issue. What if you're in an accident and need immediate surgery? It would be riskier for folks taking the aspirin, I would think.
Anyway, the very best of luck to you. Sending positive vibes your way.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I pray for a safe and successful surgery, and a quick recovery!

Gram said...

Balisha, I am sorry to hear your news, but glad they found this now and can do something about it. You will be in my prayers.

cwa said...

I am so sorry to hear what you are facing, but I am glad to know that you had so many of your family and friends rally around you when you were in a crisis. You, and your family, will be in my prayers. I am praying blessings for all of you right now.

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Balisha, I came over from Marnie's blog, where she talked about your lovely way with words. I hope you will have a smooth surgery and a speedy recovery. You sound so upbeat and positive, which is something working in your favor;-) I do hope you'll be able to find comfort from your garden blogging friends. I'll be back to check on you and I send you good thoughts and prayers! ((Jan))

Suzie said...

Sending up prayers for you!

keewee said...

Dear Balisha, I will most certainly hold you in my thoughts and prayers.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Balisha, I'm so sorry you have to go thru this frightening time. My prayers are with you. I know you will be home and well very soon.
Marnie

Barb said...

Dear Balisha, I am sorry to hear about your health troubles. I will be praying for you and your family. I know this is scarry. I went through it with my hubby several years ago and now he has another mass they have to remove from his brain. Take it easy like the doctors tell you. Prayers for you and your family.
Barb

nancybond said...

Balisha, I'm very sorry to read your news about your health, but have faith that everything will go well, and count on your gardening friends from all over the globe to send healing vibes your way. :) Will certainly be thinking of you, and watching for updates. Do take care. xo

Lynn said...

Balisha I haven't been on the computer this weekend with school starting. I am so sorry to hear you haven't been well,I am praying you get better soon and everything goes well with your surgery. Please keep us posted on your recovery...

Tolentreasures said...

Balisha, I am so sorry to hear about your illness. How scary that has to be. So good to be surrounded by loving friends and family. I will keep you in my prayers.

Cathy

Balisha said...

Thanks for all your concern. I feel that I have a lot of extra friends now through blogging. I can feel your support. Thanks again.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Look at all that happens in just a few days. This is hard to believe..but..it happens. I am so sorry..and sorrier still that I have not been by in a few days..
Trying to work out kinks in a new way of posting and now it seems so trivial...