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Your prayers worked wonders

Posted Tuesday, June 3, 2008, at 4:13 PM

Believe me when I say all of your prayers have made a difference.

For the record, my surgery ended with two valve replacements, four bypasses and installation of a pacemaker.

Two times my heart stopped beating. That shows the power of prayer.

I'm feeling a little stronger each day, doing some walking and gradually increasing the distance.

The main problem I'm facing now is lack of sleep at night and even that has increased the past two nights.

Once again, thank you for being such wonderful people. You've saved my life.


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I'm glad to hear that you're doing better. My dad had valve replacement and a pacemaker put it, it was really scary for all of us.

-- Posted by cfrich on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 4:29 PM

Is it the medication causing the lack of sleep? Or the inactivity you are experiencing trying to heal?

-- Posted by Evil Monkey on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 5:25 PM

Bo, it is good to have you back and to know that everything went well. The only advice I can give you it to make sure you keep your "huggie pillow" within arms length for a little while longer. We continue to pray for you daily.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 5:39 PM

Bo it is good to hear from you. That is alot of work done on you. Take care of yourself, and just sleep when ever your body will allow you to for now. We are still praying you recover better than new. : )

-- Posted by Momof3&3step&1gran on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 7:13 PM

Oh it is so wonderful to see you back...Every morning when I went to the blogs I looked to see anything from you...We will keep the prayers going until you are up and going good...Take care and enjoy the rest time....

-- Posted by rebelrose on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 7:21 PM

I'm glad you're doing well.

Listen to your body and coddle yourself a bit more.

If you're wide awake at night (not kept awake by discomfort or "tired but wired"),use those extra hours to bless yourself with a new hobby,extra reading,listening to music,watching tv or movies,enjoying the company of any loved ones who aren't asleep,going online or just looking at the stars and thinking about Who made them.

These quiet hours could be a gift that you're to enjoy before your hectic.normal life resumes.

(It's also the best time to hit the 24/7 businesses. ;> )

Welcome back!

Thank Heaven our "Bionic Bo" is home and will soon be rarin' to go.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 7:45 PM

God takes care of his own , May he bless you continually Bo!

-- Posted by michaelbell on Tue, Jun 3, 2008, at 8:19 PM

I'm glad, of course, that everything went well. I look forward to seeing you around the office again, hopefully not in a horrible situation though, maybe just recovered property or something along those lines anyway. Oh, and just a thought, as quantumcat suggested about a hobby, I remember hearing about a book that needs a little finishing? Good luck, Bo.

-- Posted by Deception82z on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 4:54 AM

Its so good to hear from you! I too have been watching and waiting for a blog from you. Not to rush ya though. First priority is rest and recuperate.

-- Posted by mmp84 on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 7:18 AM

Uncle Bo,

We continue to pray for you here in Texas. I wish we could all be there with you all now.

Marc

-- Posted by MarcmissesTN on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 10:06 AM

I have looked everyday for your blog and so glad that you are feeling up to getting back to writing. You have been missed by so many people and especially your Texas folks.

-- Posted by cookie on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 3:47 PM

GREAT TO HEAR YOUR HOME AND DOING WELL. TRY TO WALK AS MUCH AS YOU CAN EVER DAY TO REGAIN YOUR STRENGTH. THE MORE YOU GET YOUR HEART PUMPING, THE STRONGER IT CAN BECOME AND THE BETTER OFF YOU WILL BE. STAY POSITIVE BECAUSE YOUR MENTAL FRAME OF MIND IS HALF OF YOUR RECOVERY. HAVE CONSIDERATION FOR YOUR WIFE BECAUSE SHE HAS TO BE WORN OUT MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY TOO. BOTH OF YOU CAN REST AND RECOVER AT THE SAME TIME.

-- Posted by bcar on Wed, Jun 4, 2008, at 4:23 PM

Bo, it is so good to hear that you are on the mend. Take your time and let mother nature heal you. Take all the advise that the dr offer. My dad did not listen to his dr. and therefore took twice as long to recover. Look forward to reading your notes again soon.

-- Posted by justawalkn on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 9:07 AM

Bo - I was so pleased to read that you're on the mend. You are one tough old bird! Always were tough, just not quite so old. Sue

-- Posted by suealli on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 2:33 PM

Bo I am so glad you are feeling better.

-- Posted by Dianatn on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 3:30 PM

I know we are all thankful you came through the surgery. We're proud to have you back blogging again.

-- Posted by bettyhbrown on Thu, Jun 5, 2008, at 9:34 PM


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Bo Melson is a retired sports and police beat editor of the Times-Gazette.
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