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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 GREC# 169695

If you have read my blogs for any length of time you know that family is super important to me and comes first. Thankfully I have never had a client not understand that. The very first closing I missed in my career was because my children had a car accident. The client totally understood. As did my client yesterday who said "ummm, why are you even calling to worry about photos of my house right now, family first, it can wait"

I was sitting at my desk when I got a text from Abigail's boyfriend that not only was she back in the ER after just being there on Saturday, but being admitted. I just shut down what I was doing, made a couple of phone calls to clients that I wasn't going to be available for a family crisis and picked up my mom and drove to the hospital.

I won't go into the not so pleasant details of Abigail's ordeal, but she wasn't keeping any food in for 6 days in a row and her digestive system wasn't working and she was in a LOT of pain. She's being treated and on the mend. But I would very much appreciate your well wishes and prayers for her speedy recovery. She had a gastrointestinal bacterial infection.  She is now out of the hospital and slowly re-introducing foods as she's been told soft diet is okay.

As a health care worker (she is a paramedic) she comes in contact with lots of deadly and infectious diseases on a regular basis. Sometimes her immune system just lets her down even though she's young, eats well and is very healthy and fit. She also burns the candle at both ends.  She both worked full time and attended school of some sort or another for the past 5 years.  She works 7 out of every 14 days.  And many times she gets off a 12 hour shift and then goes to school for most of the day, takes a little nap and works another 12 hours. That takes a toll even when you eat well. 


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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Tammy

Prayers and thoughts for Abigail. What an ordeal. And it's not fun having to go through all you do when you go to the ER before you even GET admitted, especially if you are feeling badly. Keep us posted. Family first!!


Jan 27, 2016 07:11 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Sorry to hear that, and of course we will send good vibes your way... A

Jan 27, 2016 07:25 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Wait....is she ok? I hope you'll up date us as things go along. We'll all be praying with you. 

Jan 27, 2016 07:30 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Kathleen Daniels last night after I left she texted me that she was doing some pharmacology homework.  Sigh.  I just support her.

Sheila Anderson thanks. Scared the bejezes out of me.

Pat Starnes she is off of work for a few days, but still doing that school work, she doesn't want to get behind

Chris Ann Cleland I do seem to get great clients

Jan 27, 2016 07:40 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Jeff Dowler CRS I will say that being she takes patients to the ER regularly so knows all the employees well that she was given great care in the ER and those nurses even came up to the floor after their shift was over to see how she was doing. They were impressive

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  A- hopefully she's well on her way to being better and I am taking deep breaths

Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner they are confident the antibiotics will knock it out. I just hope she will feel better soon as well.



Jan 27, 2016 07:44 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I'm so glad...good to hear. Much love coming her way


Jan 27, 2016 07:45 AM
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Tammy-Sending healing thoughts and prayers to Abigail and the whole family. Being sick is no fun.

Jan 27, 2016 08:12 AM
Melissa Spittel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Westminster, MD
"Achieving Results Together "

Prayers for your daughter. I was a paramedic for 28 years, retired 2 years ago and immediately began my career in real estate. I can relate to what you and your daughter are going through. God bless her for becoming a paramedic, great choice!

Jan 27, 2016 08:20 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Tammy, I am so sorry to hear about Abigail, I will absolutely keep her in my prayers. I hope she will be back to normal quickly.

Jan 27, 2016 08:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Tammy- please keep us informed about Abigail and send her our prayers.  I think we tend to pick people we work with who are similar to us and no doubt any client who would not have understood your need to leave would not have been a client that you wanted to work with. 

Jan 27, 2016 09:06 AM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

I am so sorry to hear about Abigail.  It is good to hear that she is out of the hospital and on the mend.  She will be in my prayers.  Yes, family first.

Jan 27, 2016 10:07 AM
Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
Desert Gold Realty - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
Mesquite NV Homes and Neighborhoods - Search MLS

Very scary.  Glad they admitted her and took steps.

Jan 27, 2016 01:32 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tammy. It isn't easy hearing anything like this. Our prayers are being heard already.

Jan 27, 2016 05:58 PM
Mike Frazier
Carousel Realty of Dyer County - Dyersburg, TN
Northwest Tennessee Realtor

Tammy, my family comes first also. Hopefully she will be on the mend soon. Maybe she should slow down a bit.

Jan 27, 2016 11:43 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Prayers are no problem here...glad to hear she is back home, now for the miracles to begin!

Jan 28, 2016 09:40 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Tammy Lankford 

Family first, always...Abigail (and you all) are in my prayers

Jan 28, 2016 10:56 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wishing for a speedy and complete recovery for your Abigail. 

Jan 31, 2016 11:29 AM
Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty ZionRealtyAZ.com

Even if a closing was blowing up at the time I got a text my daughter was being admitted to the hospital I wouldn't even care. Some things in life will always take priority over work. 

Jan 31, 2016 11:11 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

It was a busy and stressful week. Abigail is doing much better. Thanks for all your well wishes and prayers.

Feb 01, 2016 01:00 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm happy to see your comment that Abigail is doing better. She is fortunate to have such wonderful caring friends like you. 

Feb 08, 2016 04:09 PM