The Best Valentine’s Gift Ever

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Almost two weeks ago my husband Bill experienced some serious loss of vision and a terrible headache.  After many tests it was confirmed he had a stroke behind his right eye, explaining the vision loss.  Thank goodness, he had no speech or paralysis problems.  As you can imagine it was incredibly scary for Bill, me, Kristina, and Kara, as well as all our family members and concerned friends.

We went back and forth with options from the (incredible) doctors who at first thought he would need surgery to repair the site of the problem and we were all prepared for a delicate and risky surgery and possibly extensive hospital stay.  The vascular surgeon ultimately decided it was too risky and continued on an alternative plan.

I am happy to say Bill is home now, our girls have come to offer help and comfort, and Bill’s vision has  returned and he even has been approved after testing to start driving again.  The doctor was amazed that his sight returned so quickly.  We attribute that to all the prayers and deep concern sent from everyone.  We thank God and the doctors for keeping Bill with us.  He still has many follow-up appointments to come and is still a little tired, but he is here with us on this day of love.  Who needs flowers or chocolate? Not me.  I have the best Valentine’s gift.  We all love you, sweetheart.


28 Responses to The Best Valentine’s Gift Ever

  1. February 14, 2020 at 3:02 am #

    Oh my goodness! That is so scary. i’m glad Bill is doing better and that he has a great team of doctors behind him (and of course a family that loves him).

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:45 pm #

      Thank you, Dana, Bill had great doctors and doing lots of follow-ups, Our girls being here has been a huge comfort to him too.

  2. February 14, 2020 at 4:16 am #

    I am so happy to hear that Bill is doing well!! God bless your family!

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:46 pm #

      You are so sweet, Ronna. Thank you so much.

  3. February 14, 2020 at 4:49 am #

    Best update ever ❤️

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:47 pm #

      You are so right, Lisa!

  4. February 14, 2020 at 5:48 am #

    I am praying that God’s blessings continue to cover Bill and your family.

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:34 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words, Margaux. We are so thankful Bill is going to be fine. It was an eye-opener for all of us.

  5. February 14, 2020 at 5:48 am #

    WOW ! So sorry to read what Bill (and all of you!) went through, but so happy to read that he is doing better and is almost back to normal !

    • February 14, 2020 at 1:17 pm #

      Hi Debbie,

      Cooking up some fresh blessings! Thanks for sharing your experience .
      I hope Bill continues on his road to complete recovery. Bless your strong & caring family.

      • February 15, 2020 at 10:22 pm #

        Sandi, thank you for your kind words. Bill is doing great, just some lingering tiredness. Lots of naps help!

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:32 pm #

      Thanks, Barb. Bill is just about back to normal, and taking it carefully day by day.

  6. February 14, 2020 at 5:50 am #

    So sorry to hear this but thankful Bill is doing well. Still a scary time for all of you, and I send my love along with prayers for healing.

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:30 pm #

      Thank you, Janice. Bill’s recovery has been amazing. We are so thankful.

  7. February 14, 2020 at 9:05 am #

    What an amazing and blessed recovery!! Continued good health to Bill!

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:38 pm #

      Thank you, Lynne. Bill improves with each day and is almost back to his old self!

  8. February 14, 2020 at 9:22 am #

    I’m so glad to know Mr. Vanni is hime safe and sound. What a scare! I hope that his continued recovery goes smoothly.

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:28 pm #

      You are so sweet, Carrie; thank you. Kristina and Kara were such a comfort and helped in so many ways. We are watching him carefully!

  9. February 14, 2020 at 10:55 am #

    Best wishes for Bill’s complete recovery… thankfully, he has the best nurse at home with him to accomplish that!

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:24 pm #

      Patrice, I had nurse Kristina and nurse Kara to help! Don’t know what I would do without them.

  10. February 14, 2020 at 11:21 am #

    WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! Hugs to all!

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:23 pm #

      Thank you, our sweet Leigh! He’s doing great.

  11. February 14, 2020 at 7:10 pm #

    So happy to hear the good news re Bill’s recovery. Agree that with you and your family with him….he has wonderful support. And a GREAT doctor too. Prayers for all of you and I’m sure he’ll be well taken care of. In our prayers.

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:18 pm #

      Hi Shirley! Thank you so much for your concern. Bill is just about back to normal. It was very scary and we are so thankful for all the support. He was very lucky it wasn’t worse.

  12. February 14, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

    Oh mt goodness! What an intense time for your family. I’m joining all of you in giving thanks for Bill’s recovery.

    • February 15, 2020 at 10:15 pm #

      Thank you, Denise. Yes, it was very intense but Bill is doing very well!

  13. February 16, 2020 at 6:50 am #

    Continued prayers for all of you!

    • February 16, 2020 at 9:10 am #

      Emma! It’s so nice to hear from you. Thank you for your kind words. Bill is doing great!

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