Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bad news or good news?




















I experienced a third stroke the second week of May. Every time this happens I have to have a MRI of my head. It's really awful because of the noise this machine makes. Still, it has to be done to assess the damage the stroke has caused. This time the MRI showed a brain aneurysm.


My thinking is this: even thou the stroke was "bad news", finding the aneurysm was "good news". The doctor does not know how long I've had it but thank God, I can have surgery to repair it. So on Wednesday, May 31st, I'll have the surgery.

Meanwhile, the pink rose bush I gave my Mom is blooming like crazy. Usually those nasty, little green canker worms eat the leaves, delaying the blooming until early June.  My Mom passed away twenty years ago. I'm so thankful the rose bush is still living and over four feet tall!! This may sound strange but the blooming rose gives me a very good feeling... kind of like she's watching over me. You know? 

I  hope everyone is doing well.  My posting is erratic but that's the way it goes. 

~ Dixie





23 comments:

  1. I think it's very good news. To me, the stroke and the roses are a blessing. We have just become cynical and keep overlooking the small miracles and reminders that we are loved.

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    1. I so agree, Elizabeth. The scent of the roses remind me to look for, and enjoy the sweetness of life. Hope summer goes well for you!

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  2. Sometimes it takes something like that to find out what is really really wrong. Will be praying for you next week!

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    1. I appreciate your prayers, Alex. It's a relief, actually.

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  3. D.P. ~
    You can be sure that you will be in my prayers.

    ~ D-FensDogG
    'Loyal American Underground'

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    1. Thank you, ~D-FensDogG! Hope your summer goes well.

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  4. I'm praying for you, Dixie, and I won't stop!

    Much love,
    Janie

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    1. Janie, thank you, and it's nice to hear you're thinking of me. I so miss blogging, and blogging friends!

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    2. Well thank you... you've made my day, Janie!

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  5. so sorry to hear this, Dixie :( I will be thinking of you and sending you positive energy next week. Stay strong and optimistic and brave it all like a hero

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    1. Thanks, Dezzy. I was so excited reading about all of the blog visits you received. Nice!

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  6. The crap can sure show us the super crap sometimes. Hopefully the surgery goes well and full bloom your brain can once again dwell.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. Hopefully I won't turn into a blooming idiot!

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  7. So glad they caught it early; horrible it exists at all. I'll keep you in my thoughts Dixie. I hope all goes well with the surgery.

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    1. Donna, I so agree..."horrible it exists at all." Thank you; I hope you are well.

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  8. So sorry to hear this Dixie. I hope you can be back to full good health as soon as possible! The Blogosphere misses you!
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    1. I like your blog description, Bazza! I keep hoping I will return to a more regular lifestyle, including blogging (smile).

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  9. Hi Dixie,
    Long time no speak! I'm sorry to hear your news, but hopefully things can, as you say, be put right. And, your rose bush sounds like a beautiful way of remembering your mum. My dad passed away in January and we've had a commemorative bench put on the 1st tee at the golf course where he was a member. Anyway, I hope the surgery goes well and you get better soon.
    With every good wish,
    David.

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    1. Thank you, David. Sorry to hear about your Dad, my blogging pal.

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  10. I happened here via another site, I just wanted to wish you well.

    Peace and bright blessings to you!

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