CaringBridge journal entry by Nancy Aarsvold — 8/17/2016
Hello all —
The chaplain here at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Bill Dexheimer Pharris, came to visit me yesterday, and we had such a nice chat about the Nordic countries, films, and music, as well as about healing and life changes. When he left, he sang me a really beautiful blessing, and I thought many of you might enjoy it as well.
CaringBridge journal entry by Nancy Aarsvold — 8/15/2016
This is Nancy again. Thank you for your comments, your encouragement, and your prayers! The support from our various communities has given us strength and courage in the midst of a difficult couple of weeks.
I’m doing better here at the hospital this week; I still don’t have much of an appetite, but I have been able to sleep a little more. Otherwise, I have been doing physical and occupational therapy daily and spending time with family and friends. Today, the chaplain stopped by, and he sang a little blessing for us at the end. He had such an amazing singing voice, so I will ask him next time whether I can make a brief 15-second recording so you can hear it too.
Tomorrow, the docs are going to do a procedure to give me an ICD (Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator). It is a procedure that they do all the time here, so it should go smoothly. We’re hoping to be able to go home on Wednesday or Thursday, and I will start outpatient cardiac rehab at Regions Hospital in St. Paul.
Below are some links about Sudden Cardiac Arrest if you are interested in learning more: