A Difficult Week for Dolores Kelley

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A Difficult Week for Dolores Kelley

If you follow me on Facebook, you already know that my wife, Dolores, lost her balance and fell at home last Sunday night. She could not get up and the situation was compounded when I passed out while trying to assist her. I called my sister, a nurse, for help and she accompanied Dolores in the ambulance to the hospital. I still have balance issues after my incident of vertigo that put me in the hospital at the end of November.

Dolores had hip replacement surgery on Tuesday. Last night, she was transferred from the hospital to ProMedica in Potomac, Maryland for rehabilitation. She will be there for physical therapy until she is able to walk. 

Thanks to all for your messages on Facebook. Your prayers and kind words are much appreciated. 


Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland USA IMG 7499
Canon PowerShot G11 Camera
Photograph by Roy Kelley
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Retired, Former Associate Broker, RE/MAX Realty Group

Gaithersburg, Maryland  

Comments (41)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I'm wishing Dolores a speedy recovery so she comes home soon, and I'm wishing you healing from your vertigo!

Jan 22, 2023 04:43 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You and chef Dolores have been in my prayers.  I am sorry that you are having to go through a difficult time but it sounds like things are headed back in the right direction.  I will continue to keep both of you in my prayers.

Jan 22, 2023 04:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Roy. A difficult week indeed. May you continue to get better and may Chef Delores rehab quickly and be able to return home and her kitchen. Keep us posted. Enjoy your day.

Jan 22, 2023 04:45 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Ray good morning and continued recoveries for your wife Dolores as well as yourself.

Jan 22, 2023 05:44 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I am so sorry to hear about Dolores falling and your vertigo.  I hope you both get better quickly. 

Jan 22, 2023 05:56 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Roy , I will keep you and Dolores in prayer . I hope her hip replacement went well and that she will soon be walking !

Jan 22, 2023 06:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Roy Kelley ,

I'm so sorry to hear of the health issues you and Dolores are experiencing. Prayers are with you you both and hope Dolores has a speedy recovery in rehabilitation. 

Jan 22, 2023 07:03 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Get well Dolores. My mom just went through hip surgery. Was painful but she is doing very well now!

Jan 22, 2023 07:13 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I knew of the fall from fb but wasn't aware of you passing out. How terrifying for you both. I'm so sorry you are going through this and I wish you both a very speedy recovery. I hope Dolores is home soon!

Jan 22, 2023 07:36 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Roy,
I sure do hope the worst is behind Dolores and her rehab goes well. And, I hope your vertigo can be corrected. I've experienced that, and it can not only be annoying but dangerous. Sending prayers for you and Dolores. 

Jan 22, 2023 08:08 AM
Aura Alex
Seattle, WA
Retired Real Estate Pro

OMG! Roy,

I just learned about this now. I wish I lived closer to you and would be there right now to help. 

My prayers are for you and Dolores. Please keep us posted.


Jan 22, 2023 09:21 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Roy Kelley My thoughts and prayers are with you both. I am so Thankful Kathy Streib featured this post as I follow you put missed this important post. What would we do without her watchful eye. You be careful please 

Jan 22, 2023 10:50 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

Hoping things are much better for you both. Hugs to you both.

Jan 22, 2023 10:56 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Roy:

Thank you for the update. Lots of prayers and well wishes for you both, but especially for Dolores and a quick recovery!


Jan 22, 2023 07:52 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Roy, you and Dolores have had one scary week and I hope she is doing well in rehab and on the road to recovery. I'm surprised that your vertigo has not resolved by now. I've had it several times over the years and know just how worrisome it is. 

Jan 22, 2023 08:35 PM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

I wish you both a speedy recovery. 

Jan 22, 2023 10:24 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Wishing you both a speedy and complete recovery. My wife just passed the 4-week milestone from having her left hip replaced.

Jan 24, 2023 09:05 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Hi, Roy

  I am just seeing this post.  Roy, I hope and pray to God that Dolores will have a complete recovery, and not suffer any pain or recurring problems.  Please give her my best. 

    And the same to you, Roy... your love for your wife comes through in your many posts that mention her.   Take care and be comforted, my Friend.

Jan 25, 2023 08:46 PM
Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO

Roy Kelley I am so sorry to hear about the medical issues with you and your beloved Delores.  All of on the Rain, think of you both like family and wish you a return to good health soon.

Jan 26, 2023 05:33 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

Jan 26, 2023 10:19 AM