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Ernie Ekberg

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Jim Godward
« on: December 28, 2015, 06:24:02 AM »
Just read this am on Jims' daughter Jeanine Livingston Facebook post that Jim had a heart attack yesterday. He is currently in the hospital and will be checked for stent or bypass today.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2015, 08:16:36 AM »
Thanks for letting us know, Ernie. Dang it, Jim has had more than his share of med issues in the last couple years!
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2015, 11:12:55 AM »
I must have read in incorrectly.  I thought it was a rhythm problem and would be corrected with a pace maker. I will see if I can find it again.
Jim

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2015, 11:51:20 AM »
Whatever it is, it's the pits.  Whoever can contact her, please let Jim know we're thinking of him and wishing him a very speedy recovery.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2015, 01:25:35 PM »
Pass on to Jim, my hope for a quick and easy solution to his heart problems.  I am 10 years past my by-pass.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2015, 01:33:20 PM »
We have not met Jim but am wishing him all the best. I enjoy his posts.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2015, 02:12:34 PM »
! : :( Sad to hear! Prayer for you Jim!
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2015, 04:37:35 PM »
We have not met Jim but am wishing him all the best. I enjoy his posts.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2015, 06:21:30 PM »
Prayers and wishes for full recovery to Jim.

My medical news is not nearly as alarming.. I have seen some indication that I need to see a cardiologist myself.. Did so this AM. and basically we adjusted one of my meds.. Theory (His mine and other people both medical professional and otherwise) is that this will take care of it.

But for the next week or two I may be doing my typing from "The Little Room" which thankfully.. Is set up for that :).
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2015, 06:54:52 AM »
UPDATE: Surgery is moving forward on Thursday, 8:30am. It will be 4 -6 hours and then Dad will be out for the following 24 hours. If all goes well he'll be heading home next Tuesday. He's had a busy day with doctors, tests and visits but he sounds good. For those that may want to call him, he's at Tuality Community Hospital, 335 SE 8th Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123, (503) 681-1111 in room 303. Thank you for all your thoughts
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2015, 08:02:51 AM »
Ernie, pass along our good thoughts to Jim.  We'll be thinking of him during the next week.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2015, 07:04:36 PM »
Surgery is postponed till Monday- as there was an issue with a tree falling somewhere close by. All good.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2016, 06:34:46 PM »
Get well soon Jim!
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 05:21:41 PM »
From Jeanine Livingston- Jims' daughter"
Pat just called, Dad is doing really well! He's been up walking this morning, his throat is sore from the tubes so he's not ready to talk but sounds like he's doing really well. He'll be back in his regular room this afternoon.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2016, 10:30:33 PM »
Jim,

I wish you the best and a COMPLETE recovery.  I send you my love and best personal wishes.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2016, 12:31:38 PM »
Healing thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2016, 12:50:38 PM »
Jeanine posts updates on Jim's condition on Jim's Facebook page.  Thanks, Ernie, for posting updates here on the forum for people who don't use Facebook.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2016, 01:32:51 PM »
 8) Good to hear as I just passed 45 successful months since i received two stents in the LCA and 1 in the RCA. Left me with Heart failure; Angina; Ischemia and low energy. I am alive and that is the plus! If I would have known about my condition sooner then the cardiologist could have cleared the blockages and prevented the heart attack!
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2016, 05:21:54 PM »
i just hung up from a short conversation with Jim. He sounds good, voice strong and he's moving ahead. He is now in Rm 308.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2016, 05:35:42 PM »
So glad to hear that, Bob.  Thanks for telling us.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2016, 06:19:33 AM »
Only a daughter can describe her Dad as Jeanine did:   "Here we are, 17 days later and dad finally gets to come home! He looks & sounds so much better. Not great or fantastic yet but sooo much better! My sister, Alice Dalrymple the RN is at the house from Virginia while she gets settled in Portland. If this had to happen, timing couldn't be better. She'll be there, along with Pat's family already here, to help with the recovery so Pat can get her rest & just focus on dad. Many hidden blessings in all of this. I'll just be glad when he's back to being the asshole I know & love. Thank you all for your well wishes & prayers! Keep em coming! They really are making a difference."
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2016, 10:35:46 AM »
 8) Pleased to hear of another HA survivor; it takes time to recover!! He has been Blessed also!
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2016, 02:01:41 PM »
Such good news to hear!

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2016, 02:16:20 PM »
I loved Jeanine's description of her Dad.  Whenever I asked Jim and time and he began describing how clocks were made, I would mentally roll my eyes and think "the rocket scientist is slipping into engineer mode again".  How can one not love this guy!  ;D

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #24 on: January 12, 2016, 06:35:45 AM »
"Finally! Dad is home. After numerous consultations, tests & instructions he came home thus afternoon. He sounds really great. I'd hold off calling for a day or 2 but being home really does make all the difference in the world. There is no doubt in my mind that his energy levels will steadily increase well beyond where he was before the surgery. I look forward to the day, in the not so distant future, where he isn't just glad he had the surgery, he wishes it had been done a year earlier. What an odyssey!!"
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2016, 10:50:40 AM »
I'm back on the tablet as I have comperter problems. 
I was in the hospital for 22 days, way too long!
Doing well and am sslloooowwwwllly gaining strength.  It will be a while before full activity so finishing the last items from the move to OR is sometime down the road. 
Not sure of future RVing plans as that will depend on how well I recover!
Jim
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2016, 11:08:38 AM »
Jim

Such great news.  Always thinking of you.

You and the bride meeting us in the Freightliner shop. Our own personal welcoming committee.

Going to Glacier this summer. Finally going to make it.

Stay well....

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2016, 06:06:16 PM »
Our framily support is great, isn't it?   :D
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2016, 08:03:11 PM »
YES it is.

Jim I have never fully recovered from my heart attack, but you get used to it. I just do what I can do and hire out what I can't, but still very glad the lord left me here for awhile. I believe in the power of prayer and I'm sure you've had many from the people here. Get well soon !! 
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2016, 09:08:32 PM »
Jim,

The framing is grateful to have you back online with. God's blessing for your continued recovery.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #30 on: January 20, 2016, 10:21:04 PM »
Jim, it's great to see you back with us!  Your daughter and Ernie did a great job keeping us up-to-date on your progress, but it just isn't the same as YOU!  Take it easy and don't rush things.  I know nurse Pat is riding herd on you so you just behave yourself!  Hugs to you both.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2016, 05:09:50 PM »
Talked to Jim on the phone, today. He is getting some exercise and his voice sounded great. He appreciates all who have contacted him and Pat
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2016, 11:16:49 PM »
Good to hear from you Jim. Hope the recovery is quick.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #33 on: January 22, 2016, 10:50:02 AM »
Hi Jim ! Hang in there and keep getting better.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2016, 11:42:50 AM »
Had a really good day yesterday but over did it a bit.  Paying for it today, got to work out a good schedule for the walk.
 Good report from cardiologist, not quite what I hoped though.  Hey, for my age, I am one of the few still here.
The decision on selling the MH, was made based on Drs report as I will not be able to do what needs to be done while traveling nor routine maintenance.
If someone is interested,contact me via email.  I am working on details of current status and price. Will post for sale when this completed.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2016, 01:07:25 PM »
Hi Jim --  So glad to see that you are home and doing well.  Mary Ann and I are looking forward to seeing Pat and you this spring/summer in Hillsboro!

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #36 on: January 22, 2016, 01:30:59 PM »
So happy to hear you're progressing well.  Sad to hear you have to stop traveling in the motorhome.  Happens to all of us at some point.  We created some great memories together.  I can still taste Pat's peanut brittle and lemon cake!  Hugs to both of you.

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« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2016, 03:01:05 PM »
Hey, not traveling in the MH is a small price to pay for just being here.  We are already working on plans to travel by alternate means, still can do some sight seeing and generally enjoy life and family.  What more can I ask for?

I need to get to Jacksonville OR to help with resolution of a cousins genealogy files sometime in the next year so we may stop by.
Jim
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2016, 03:46:05 PM »
Let me know when the time comes so we'll be sure to be here.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2016, 04:00:42 PM »
That's the right attitude, Jim.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2016, 08:48:43 AM »
Well; Jim "old boy"  you deserve a "I am a survivor" tee shirt.  Daisy won't let me mh anymore.  That hurts.

Stay safe.
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2016, 01:21:32 PM »
Fred,

I would try but Pat is in control, aren't they all!  The infirmities of old age are getting to many of us but we keep plugging along.  You still have me by a year or more so keep plugging along too.  BTW, 21 years since my PC and no problems with PSA etc.  You have done well too!
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Re: Jim Godward
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2016, 02:34:46 PM »
I'm back on the tablet as I have comperter problems. 
I was in the hospital for 22 days, way too long!
Doing well and am sslloooowwwwllly gaining strength.  It will be a while before full activity so finishing the last items from the move to OR is sometime down the road. 
Not sure of future RVing plans as that will depend on how well I recover!

Jim, best wishes for a speedy recovery.  Hopefully a full recovery and you're back in the drivers seat before long.  As an aside, I looked at a motorhome yesterday.  The seller is 81.  He want to buy a larger motorhome.  I'm pretty sure this guy plans on 10 more years at a minimum.  As far as age is concerned, I'm thinking 90 is the new 60.   :)
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