Murphy’s Law

Jerry had bypass surgery eighteen years ago. Worst possible result from today (well there are worse things) would be that Jerry needed repeat bypass surgery and yep, that’s the case. Will be done in mid-October.  He needs time to recouperate from the stroke.

Incredible how calm we both are.  And mellow.  Denial? Or grace? Or just too tired to do much of anything?


22 thoughts on “Murphy’s Law

  1. Why not be mellow? They’ve found the problem, they’ll fix its soon… It’s a shock & it would be great if there had been a “quick fix”. I’d worry about the storm more than I’d worry about Jerry’s condition. He’s in good hands and time will make him stronger. Will he go home today? Call if u need anything.

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Thinking of you, praying for you and hoping for no storm. Chin up, head high and move forward

    • Dear Mary and Jerry, Stay strong and know that God does only give you what you can handle. I hope you realize that you are never truly alone and that you both should take some time away from everything just to enjoy! There is just so much I would like to say to you, but words are not my strong point like you, Mary. You two have so much to be thankful for. Focus on that!


  3. Perhaps the calm comes from both knowing there are some things out of your control and some things you will be able to do to take control. You are not in a limbo of waiting and wondering what you can do. The good news is you have a goal that is attainable with the answers you have received. Perhaps it will help Jerry recognize the seriousness of his stroke and motivate him not to shrug off your efforts and concerns. For you it may feel like an eternity to get there, but you will get there and your extended family of friends will remain by your side for however long it takes. Most important is for you to do whatever you must to take care of you and let your new normal be. There is nothing more important you have to do at this time. I’m so glad you have your writing and this blog to help us all send continual healing energy to you and Jerry.

  4. Calm is good. Praying for you both.

  5. Jacqueline Neiman

    Crap Mary, really you guys have had enough! I don’t know whether to tell you to hide in a bubble or to play the lottery! Just take it one hurdle at a time I guess. At least you and Jerry are good at taking turns with your health issues. Thinking of you both!

    Love, Jackie


  6. mary, Sorry to hear you are going through even more…but very glad that Jerry had a warning and it will be taken care of. Prayers for both of you.

  7. Love and prayers, Mary. Certainly you and Jerry (and our family) know the wondrous things that today’s medical advancements can accomplish.

  8. Oh Mary, I am so sorry you and Jerry have more to deal with, just what you don’t need. Sending hugs.

  9. Oh my! When it rains, it pours for the two of you. God bless. We continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Phew…it is so good that they caught it. He DOES need time to recover. AND you need some breathing space too. I hope and believe that “all things work together” and that there is wisdom and love holding you both.

  11. Wow! This is a lot! Hang in there! In the long run , this surgery may prove a blessing

  12. Mellow is good. So glad you have each other. Hope that hurricane fizzles.

  13. I do believe that God only gives one what he can handle, but enough is enough !! Time to say “Uncle”!!! Sending you prayers to get through all of this …

  14. Mary. So sorry to hear about Jerry needing another by pass surgery but hopefully this will get him back to “normal”! Know this was not the news you wanted to hear but God does work in strange ways…we know that!
    Know that I’m here if you need anything or just want to vent! Thinking and praying for you both🙏🙏🙏
    Love, Pam

  15. Grace, for sure.

  16. Keeping you and Jerry in my prayers, Mary. Love to you both.

  17. Love prayers. Peace. Lu


  18. Wishing you both patience and peace. This too shall pass.

  19. Damn! That sucks! But you are both strong and strong together. The following weeks give you an opportunity to focus on getting Jerry better AND taking care of yourself. I am here to help in whatever way I can…if only to lend an ear!

  20. Wendie Highsmith

    Um-Mary-Too much…but you two will come through this like everything you have scaled-with grace, grit and intelligence.

    With love, Wendie

  21. Once again, dear friend, we are so sorry about all of this. You continue to be amazing, and will always be. One day at a time, one step at a time. I am breathing deeply for you! xoxo

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