Monday, March 23, 2009

Grandma Bench's Amazing Heart


Last weekend I got a call from my dad (who lives in Virginia) telling me that my Grandma Bench (who lives in Utah) was scheduled for an angiogram and probably needed to have open heart surgery to bypass a blockage the doctors believed existed. My dad said that it was semi-serious and that he, Elvera (my step-mom) and Liam (my brother) were planning on flying out to Utah to be with her. I decided that I could make it work and wanted to go out and be with the family and with my grandma. We had a family fast on Sunday for my grandma and grandpa and I arrived in Utah late monday nite. My aunt kindly picked me up from the airport (at 12:30 a.m.!) and my grandma was scheduled for her angiogram early tuesday morning where they would determine where exactly the blockage was. She was scheduled for her bypass surgery on wednesday. After the angiogram the doctors miraculously didn't see a blockage and determined she didn't need bypass surgery! It was amazing. It only took Grandma a few hours to recuperate from the angiogram procedure and she was back in business. It was such a relief! We got to spend the rest of the time in Utah enjoying eachother's company. Sorry to all those in Utah I didn't get a chance to see/visit! It was a short trip for me. I lived with my grandparents in Utah for about a year a few years ago and really got to know them as an adult. That time I got to spend with them was really such a blessing in my life and they helped me through some really difficult times. I am so glad that Grandma is okay, and Grandpa too! Thanks to those of you who expressed your concerns for my little sweet grandma. We are all so glad she's okay.

7 comments:

The last Unicorn said...

I am so happy your grandma is ok and what a miracle!!! I am sure having you there meant a lot to her.

theriddle said...

What a blessing. Here is to fasting!

Sjauna said...

I'm so glad she's okay! That's a little scary. It's so nice that you were able to be there too. Sweet Grandma Bench. She does have an amazing heart. And an amazing family.

Hizzeather said...

I heart happy endings! :)

Marcus Lane said...

oh i miss grandma! she loved it when I came to visit with her....rememebr?! glad she's ok too cal!

Proudfeet said...

Love her!

cinnamonmans said...

this picture makes me miss my grandmas. so glad everything is okay.