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 most of the day and has now gone home to the girls, and I had several lovely visitors.

I’m looking forward to a good night of sleep. Tomorrow I should be discharged.

Life is good. Thank you for your prayers! They mean so much to me.


  1. Donna /

    So good to hear…prayers for a good night of sleep.

  2. Elaine /

    Well done! Thinking of you..

  3. Lindsay /

    Jen- praise God for your surgery going well! Have been thinking of you lots today!

  4. Stay strong and rest well. Thinking of you.

  5. What a Trooper ~ You Kicked Cancer’s Butt ~ Now Get a Good Night’s Sleep 🙂 Prayers have been answered ~ GOD is Sooooooooooo Good 🙂

  6. Julie /

    You are truly an inspiration and amazing woman. Thanks to be God!!! You make an awesome team (and Brad of course) 🙂

  7. Thanks to you, your mom and Brad for the updates! I am so glad to come on here this evening and read that everything went well. Again–as somebody that went something similar with family just a few short years ago and had the hard wait to hear the news ‘the liver is clean’…I was feeling the anxiety of waiting right along with you. Rest tight and heal well! We are all still praying with you.

  8. Bonniebj /

    Sleep well Jen – that deep and restful sleep that rejuvenates the body and the soul. In the word the Lord promises to give to His beloved in their sleep…you my dear have had a busy busy day!! the storm has abated and the sun shined brightly all day. We’re excited to see you come home 😉

  9. Annie /

    Jen, A piece of you is gone, but you still have the whole, beautiful, cancer free body left! Peace be with you and a good nights sleep! Happy Healing! Love, aunt Annie

  10. Tina Mathie /

    So glad to hear the good news. Hope you continue to feel wonderful through your recovery. Many more prayers going up! XoXoX

  11. Ginger /

    Praise God Jen for all of his answering our prayers!! I am proud of how strong you are!! Continue to feel better!! Love, Ging

  12. jen geverdt /

    SO HAPPY for you, and thankful with you. Our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery, and for God’s nearness to you during these days.

  13. PurpleN /

    Great to hear!

  14. Britt /

    It has been something oday, waiting for updates. I don’t even know you but that really doesn’t matter. God put you in my life. All good is from Him. Wish I could give you a hug. Baby steps. One little day at a time.
    Bless you.

  15. Wonderful day of great news for you! Sleep well and peacefully tonight. Hugs.

  16. Shannon Weiss /

    Glad to read all these wonderful posts today! Glad everything is going great! Plenty of rest Jen! Xoxo

  17. Lynda M O /

    Well done, sending love and hugs for a quick and solid recovery.

  18. Katie /

    Thoughts and prayers are coming your way for a speedy recovery. You. Are. Amazing. Truly an inspiration … It’s an honor to be a part of your journey.

  19. suenitz /

    Good morning Jen. So good to hear all went well yesterday. It has been one heck of a year for you! You are Cancer Free! My prayers today will be of thanksgiving and that those little drainy things don’t give you much trouble. Dave called mine, my friend. Love and Peace to you.

  20. Hanna /

    So happy to hear that everything went well. I continue to be so inspired and humbled by your faith. Thank you for sharing your life so openly. May God continue to bless you with his peace and nearness. Much love.

  21. I’m praying for you!!!

  22. Linda (aka. T) /

    So glad to hear you’re doing well, Jen. Every day is a one step closer to winning this fight…….yep, and you will come out on top. Please know we’re thinking of you here in Cleveland and you’re always in our prayers.

  23. It was really, really great to have the updates from Brad and mom. And now it is especially nice to see this update from you later on the same day of your surgery. So glad you are progressing well. And I know your mom will be taking extra good care of you very soon! Praying…

  24. Shelley Carter /

    Praying for you. God is good and was so thankful to read about the MRI results.

  25. Eva Brown /

    I just wanted you to know that I’m praying for you today! I hope that you are having a good stay with your parents. Love you!

  26. Shannon /

    I stumbled a upon your blog from monastery today. I will be praying for you. My mom has been taking herception for 6 years and it has kept her with no evidence of disease since shortly after she started taking it. I am praying for a speedy recovery for you.

  27. ohiofishergirl /

    Jen, Dale and I are in Moffet, Quebec and I copy/pasted all of yours and your Mom’s blog posts into notepad to read to Dale at camp. I just wanted to let you know that even though we are far away, you are close in our thoughts and prayers. Rest sweet girl and let your body heal. We love you! Gentle hugs, Lauri