12 hours post-op

Aug 30

I am doing well. As the day continues, my brain is clearing and the anesthesia fog is lifting. I snoozed off and on all day, and have generally felt relaxed and comfortable. Dr. Awesome came at 7:15pm to check on me. She works loooong days! She said all went well, and was very attentive to my post-op care. The nurses here are excellent and thorough. Brad was here...

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The View in Room 1522

Aug 30

The Writer has been admitted to the top floor of the hospital with a fabulous view of Burnett Woods, and has just arrived in the room. The nurse is checking her in. She is in some pain, her color is nice pink cheeks, pink lips, not wearing any oxygen and is talking clearly and following the events of the morning as relayed by Brad. She is warm, and has disgarded her...

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Surgery Update

Aug 30

Hello, everyone :-). Hubby here … I won’t try to replicate my wife’s literary prowess, but wanted to update everyone. Surgery is over. Everything went well and as expected. Dr Awesome feels confident that she got clean margins. Jen is in recovery and we should see her in about an hour. Bottom line, we’re doing well people. God is all over...

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Prep

Aug 30

I am wearing my hospital gown and I am snuggled under the first of what is sure to be many warm blankets today. Before we left the house I kissed my girls while they slept. Miraculously, I managed not to cry (though I am tearing up now as I type this.) Brad and I held hands on the way to the hospital. I am blessed. I am ready: “I will lie down and sleep in...

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Praise

Aug 30

Sometimes blog posts are eloquent and wordy and deep. ¬†Other times, the writer has to leave for surgery in three hours and is too tired to be eloquent, or wordy, or deep. But sometimes, the message is such that it doesn’t need eloquence. At my PET scan review last week, Dr. Wonderful ordered follow-up MRIs of my spine and my liver; I had the MRI’s on...

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