Monday, July 23, 2018

What Actually Happenedk

Lasr January I went in for some admittedly serious heart surgery.  We were told there was a 4% risk, but everything that could go  wrong did.  I ended up almosr in a coma for a month  and then spent 81 days in ICU.  I  haxd  kidney disease, a chast infection  and am paralized from the waste down.  It hasn not been easy !

The tips of four fingers  and all my toes were amputated - it's VERY slow writing this!  Then the miracle happened .  My kidneys recovered, I could stop dialisys, and that part of our catatsrophe was over.  That opened the door to a lot of things.  I now have a good chance of getting homeaathough life won't be like it was.   I'm daydreaming about sporty motorized wheelchairs.  Above aall this opened the door to rehabilitation.

After ICU, there were 75 days in recovery  and now I have been transferred to Parkwood Instsitute, one of the premier hospitals here dealinqg with brain injury, amputation, and spinal cord injury.  I'll probably be here for a couplae of moncths or more for rhabilitation.  Then I'm looking froward to getting home againf.

Outside my window is a large area of gardens, with paved pathways, and lots of alcoves so visitors
 Cana sit with patients.  Lots of trees too.  More on the gardens to come.

Help.  Has anyone figured out how to post from an ipad and import pictures from a cellphone?

34 comments:

  1. I have had you in my mind for a long time... I miss you and your wonderful Canadian Posts. So very sorry for all that you have gone through... BUT--it sounds like you ARE making progress. Your good attitude and determination will go a long way toward recovery...

    Are you a Mac person or Windows person? IF you are a 'mac' person -- George may be able to help you. He has an iPad and iPhone...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Unbelievable - but then so are you - your strength and determination are awe inspiring.. Our thoughts are with you during this challenging time.

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  3. Oh my goodness. You have been through the mill! Keep posting. We don't care about typos and all that. We are just happy to hear from you again.

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  4. Wow, you have been through quite an ordeal! I'm glad you made it through and are finally on the road to recovery. Good to hear from you!

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  5. And after all this you can do a blogpost. Well done to be typing. Hope someone can help with the photos on iPad. Cell phone photos, email them to yourself. Just attach them from what I have is " Gallery". maybe an iPhone is different.That is such a long time to be in hospital, a huge lot of things to overcome, but here you are.Yes, life will be so different, and I am so glad you moved before all of this. Mrs F.G. hang in there, F.G. is on the slow home straight.Have you managed at all to do any quilty or sewing time at all? Visiting, waiting, worrying, and travelling are all at the top of your list for so long.I do hope friends nearby and family are there for support and more. Hugs to you both from a wet and cold NZ.XXX

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  6. Oh boy!

    I send my hope, prayers, and hugs.

    You sound upbeat...may that remain throughout your rehab.

    (sending love)

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  7. I hope the rehab continues to help you. I haven't done anything with an Ipad, so I don't know.

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  8. FG,

    it is good to hear from you. I’ve thought of you so often and wondered how you were.

    It sounds like you have been through the bad place and back. With your attitude however, you will get back to a new normal and do well!

    I am not sure about Iphone but I have my photos on my Ipad. I use the app BlogTouch Pro. It lets me do everything for my blog from the Ipad and post it on blogger. Maybe there’s a way to get photos from the iPhone to the Ipad. If so, the app will do the trick.

    Take care FG. Best wishes for a speedy return home.

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  9. Oh my what an ordeal you have been through and Mrs F.G to and to do this post is awesome my friend keep up the good work I pray for all good things for you both from now on . Sorry , wish I could help ya I only post to my blog from my PC I use my smart phone and Tablet more for my Facebook page and group . I hope you can get someone to help you with putting pics up on your posts from your Ipad and phone .

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  10. Wow have you been through a really rough time with all you have had to deal with. Sounds like you have a good attitude.
    Sorry I can't help with the ipad, don't even have one. I'm sure someone will be able to hope though.
    I pray for you daily on my morning walks. Is there anything specific I can pray for you?

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  11. Your incredible journey will make a great memoir, for sure. You have been through hell and it sounds like you will eventually, now, make at least a partial recovery. I tried to post pictures from my iPad and was not successful. I think there is an app you can download that helps; Marie mentioned one. I'll be watching on here to see what people might come up with. I am keeping you in my thoughts, and although I don't pray often, I will now. Sending you big virtual hugs, too. Carefully. :-)

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  12. What a journey you have had,wish I could help you with the I-pad, I don't have one, Thanks so much for the update and hope your rehab goes better than expected , you have done amazing well so far .

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  13. Holy Smokes I hadn't realized you had gone through all that. Certainly does change things for you but with a realistically positive attitude such as "I'm daydreaming about sporty motorized wheelchairs" going for you I would say you are right on track for better days ahead.

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  14. I'm really sorry to hear about your health situation. I had no idea that you were facing such a challenge. I wish you all the best in your recovery.

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  15. If you have an iPhone, leave the photos on your phone. Go to Blogger and start your new post. When you are ready to upload the photos click the picture icon as usual and the third choice on the right is "From your Phone" ... click that.

    It will show all of the photos you have on your iPhone by date.

    Highlight the photos you want to add to your blog post and click "Add Selected"

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  16. It is good to hear from you. You have been through the wringer...but you are on the road to recovery! Poor Mrs FG I am certain she was worried sick about you.
    Hang in there, do your best in therapy everyday so you can get back home!
    I have an app called Blog Touch Pro on my I pad. It was under $5 to purchase. They only way I found how to get photos onto the ipad was to email them to myself and then unload them.
    Best of luck to0 you!

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  17. Your positive attitude and zest for healing and life are an inspiration to us all. Keep up the good work and wishes and prayers for continued improvement!

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  18. Thank you for the brutal honesty of what you have been through. We had no idea. Yet, here you are, refusing to give up and still writing! Kudos to you Stew! Love the wheelchair comment, you have the best attitude and your spirit is inspiring to all of us.
    Can't help with the transfer of photos but I hope someone can. I'm looking forward to seeing pictures out of your windows!

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  19. Blogger makes an App for iphone, ipad. You can use that to post and upload pictures to your blog. Very easy.
    Good luck to you sir.

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  20. I am guessing you need a USB connection for the phone although I have failed to try that. You may need to store something in the "cloud" and then download it. Also, if your ipad used a thumb drive connection you can transfer to the thumb/flash drive.

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  21. You have been through it all! Wow - continue your road to rehab and find that sporty wheelchair to get yourself out & about again. Sending you many good thoughts!

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  22. I had no idea that you'd been through such a battle. Keep up the rehab. I'll be thinking about you.

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  23. Hi furry...
    OMGee...you have been to hell and back...what an ordeal...so glad you are still with us!!!
    Blogger no longer offers a blogger app for the ipad...if you already have one, simply upload from your Iphone...into your pictures, and take it from there...I lost my blogger app, when i got my new ipad...also, google photos will work for uploading...
    Keep up the good work...all the best to you and your recovery...and a big hug for you and Mrs Furry Gnome...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  24. Oh Wow! You certainly had a unbelievably rough time. The rest of us really have no idea how fortunate we are. After a coronary artery bypass 22 years ago and going into ventricular fibrillation ten years ago the only issue I have is some memory loss -- I am so sorry you didn't fare as well. No slacking on the rehab, it will make a world of difference. Don't forget to get pinstripes on that sporty wheelchair.

    Can't help you with the tablet and phone -- I too am technologically challenged. Function of our ages I guess.

    Hope you've hugged Mrs. FG a lot, she must have had a rough time too.

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  25. Goodness me, what a few months you've had …

    I wish I could help you with the ipad, but I'm such a techno dinosaur, I haven't a clue … sorry.

    Sending my thoughts and good wishes for your continued recovery.

    All the best Jan

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  26. You have certainly been through a rough haul!! What challenges you have faced. I'm glad to see your fighting spirit has stayed with you and will help as you continue to recover. Mrs F has surely been through a lot of anxiety and stress as well. Hugs to you both,
    Wendy

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  27. Wow! Thanks so much for letting us know what happened. Prayers and hopes you figure out how to transfer those pictures. You are tough! You'll be getting around yet.

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  29. I have an Android phone and an iPad. I set my cell phone photos to upload automatically to my gmail account. I have the Google Photos app on my iPad, so I can access all my cell phone photos that way. Hope this helps.

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  30. Since I've been out of touch for a while I didn't know what was happening since you posted about going in for surgery way back. My thoughts are with you now and during recovery. Attitude is everything and yours sounds positive. Keep it that way and your recovery will continue to progress. - Margy

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  31. Wow you are an amazing gentleman! Do what the people at rehab tell you and you will be back home in no time. Not saying it won't be hard but you will endure. God Bless you and I am thinking of you.

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  32. Thank you for being here. Having spent almost 51 of my 73 years in a wheelchair due to a SCI I have a small idea of what you are going through, although I've not had the other challenges you have faced. Saying a prayer for you as you continue on.

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  33. First of all, best wishes to you! Sounds like quite an ordeal.

    When I was working from my iPad, I could not post photos to Blogger from it. I did some posts in two stages: did the photo part of the post from my phone with bare bones text. Then I added more text from my iPad.

    Oddly, I can post photos to other sites from my iPad, so it is a Blogspot issue.

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  34. I must admit, I have several blog friends who are suffering and I keep forgetting who is under the weather. I would suggest you could put this blog post as a page at the top. I keep having to go back and read it to recall what happened!!! (I'm getting old!)

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