Tuesday, October 11, 2011

It's A Big Day

Today is a big day in the Valenta household.

Yesterday, Grandad saw his cardiologist here in Corpus Christi. They discussed the results of the nuclear stress test he had last month. I am so happy to report that the results were really good. They have taken him off of Coumadin (warfarin), the blood thinner he's been on since his initial heart surgery about five years ago. He is now off of all prescription drugs except for two that keep his blood pressure and heart rate under control. The really big news is that she released him to begin exercising for the first time in a long, long time. The last two or three times they send him to a medically supervised cardiac rehabilitation program. Each time they made him stop within minutes because of irregular heart beat. We started walking tonight. Last time we tried walking, he had to tell me to slow down. If you take our 16" height difference into account, it should be the other way around. Tonight, we walked for 25 minutes, which is not very long and not very far. But we did it ... and he kept up. That's a big deal!

The other thing that happened today is that I shipped my first order from my Etsy shop. My shop has been open about two weeks and I've been eagerly anticipating my first order. When I got home from work yesterday, there it was in my inbox ... my first order. I got so excited I called my kids to tell them and I confess, I did a little happy dance. Here's my first shipment ready to go in the box.

I made a quick trip to the post office this morning and it was on its way! So, I guess I'm actually in business. That's another big deal!


  1. What a great day!!! So happy things are working out on the home and business front!!! Let me know when you get the shop full and running... I'll put it on the blog!!!!

    Say hi to the fam for me!


  2. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! Excited for you on both counts!

  3. I am so very happy for you! My husband also suffers from heart issues and takes a lot of medication for it. I am glad your husband is doing so much better.

    Congratulations on your ETSY business!

  4. Congratulations on your wonderful day! Tell Granddad to keep getting better -- the walking will probably help! So nice that the 2 of you can do it together.

  5. A big day indeed! Congratulations on both counts! I sure wish my hubby would walk with me...but peripheral neuropathy keeps that from happening. Maybe one day I'll have similarly good news about him.

    Again, congrats, and best wishes for continued health and sales success!

  6. Good stuff to hear, Grams.
    Good luck with business.

  7. Congrats! That is super! Glad to hear your husband is doing better. Those are very cute outfits in your blog title Best wishes on your new business!

  8. Wow, congrats! I put some stuff in a shop a long time ago, but nothing ever sold. No big, though, since those things are becoming part of this year's Christmas presents!