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 (50)

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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

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 - 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, 203-206-0754
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
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Roy Kelley .  I just saw this blog. I am wishing you and Dolores the very best as she recovers. 

Jul 20, 2023 04:49 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for your comments. Your feedback is always welcome.

Jul 21, 2023 04:37 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

The power of prayer, we are all concerned and rooting for you and Delores in a quick recovery. Stay safe Roy Kelley !

Sep 22, 2023 05:54 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 

Thanks for your message.

Dolores is still in the recovery mode after months of physical therapy. 

Sep 23, 2023 04:44 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I am so sorry about Dolores - Can I do anything to help? Fingers crossed for good outcomes

Sep 28, 2023 09:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Lise Howe 

Dolores is still in the recovery mode after many physical therapy sessions. It has been a difficult year for her.

Sep 28, 2023 11:24 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Sorry to hear of your difficulties. I am hoping Dolores makes a quick recovery.

Jan 01, 2024 03:04 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Jan 02, 2024 05:04 AM