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Tuesday, February 19

Michelle's Surgery


Update 7:15 pm: Hubby and I went up to see Michelle at 4pm. The nurse I talked to on the phone had told me that she would be sleeping and to wait to come until tomorrow. I thought about it, but knew that I would feel guilty if I didn't go. When we arrived, Michelle was wide awake. She did close her eyes for a couple of minutes while we were there, but she is doing very well. She is not taking morphine, though they have it hooked up so she can take it as she wishes. Like me, she has a high pain threshold and we'd rather not take such strong medications unless absolutely necessary.

She was feeling a bit nauseated and dislikes all the tubes from the intravenous antibiotics and some other kind of pain meds. Hubby and I helped her sit up into a more comfortable position. She was afraid to move in case she ripped her stitches. I told her she wouldn't. A nurse came along while we were talking and assured her that she couldn't hurt the stitches by moving around because there are seven layers stitched before the top layer. She explained that she needs to move around to get all the gas moving. By the time hubby and I left at 5:30, she was feeling better and trying to eat some broth and jello. (Why they would serve lemon jello just after someone had surgery is beyond me.)

Barry and the boys were going up to see her around 6pm and so she will be ready for sleep when they leave. She didn't sleep last night but she will tonight. They will most likely give her a sleep med.

Thanks to everyone for your prayers, comments and kind words. I have been abundantly blessed with wonderful friends. I love each of you. ~Blessings, Mary~

Update: Thanks to everyone for your prayers. Our family appreciates it very much. I am so blessed to have such loving friends.

Michelle's surgery is over and was over at about 11:00. She went into surgery at 9:30 am and will be going back to her room in a couple of hours. I haven't seen her except just before she left the house this morning. Brandon was to stay with me and it turned out that Jordan has a touch of the nasties that are going around, so I have both of them with me. Jordan was also very upset when his Mom left this morning and his Dad and I figured to just keep him home. If he is better, he will go back to school tomorrow.

Of course we won't know the end result of the surgery for a while. The cyst has to go to the lab and tests must be done. However, the GYN/surgeon, whom I have much confidence in said the operation itself went well. So now we just have to get Michelle on the road to recover and find out what the tests results are. I'm sure they will be fine. God is watching over her. I have faith in that.

The cyst had grown from the size of a cantaloupe to the size of a football in the last six weeks. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

Thanks again for all your kind and loving comments. I love each and every one of you. Have a wonderful day. I will update again when I hear more. ~Blessings, Mary~


This morning I will be leaving the house to be at my daughter, Michelle's by 7 am. She has to be at the hospital by 7:30. Her surgery is scheduled for 9:15 EST. Brandon will be with me all day because his class has gone on a bus trip and there is no school for him. His teacher told him to stay home and help take care of his Mom. So that is what he's going to do. He has the entire week off and will help take care of things around the house.

As soon as I know how the surgery went, I will post here. Please keep Michelle in your prayers as she undergoes her hysterectomy.

Have a wonderful day and if you have the chance, do a random act of kindness for someone today. You can make a huge difference in someone's life. ~Blessings, Mary~

38 comments:

  1. I'll pray for Michelle. I'm sure it will be a blessing to her to have Brandon around!

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  2. Mary,I will have Michelle in my prayers.God,Plese keep her safe.

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  3. I pray that she does really well. I hope she has a quick recovery and will feel back to normal soon. I pray that the doctors really know what they are doing! I pray for peace and comfort for all of you!

    Love Sharon

    P.S. Thank you for all your great tips regarding my little doggie!I really appreciate it! :0)

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  4. I will be lifting dear Michelle up in my prayers, may God take gentle loving care of her. I love you my friend.

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  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and Michelle. May God keep her safe.

    Enjoy your time with Brandon.

    Cynthia

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  6. Praying, Mary.

    Love you, my friend. :o)

    Diane

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  7. Praying for you all.
    God bless.
    Terri

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  8. Good Morning Mary,
    I will be praying for Michelle and I have posted about her on my post for today. I know you will be gone, but when you get a chance, please stop by. I have something for you on my today's post. I know that Michelle will enjoy having Brandon at home and I know that Brandon will be a big help to her as well. You have such nice Grandson's. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  9. Michelle will be in my prayers as will Brandon. What a blessing he must be for his Mama. She is pretty lucky to have you for her Mama too.

    I will be checking back to see how she is doing.

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  10. Mary, I am keeping Michelle you and Brandon in my thoughts and paryers today..
    May God watch over all of you!
    Hugs& love ~Mary~

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  11. Mary....your daughter Michelle will be in my thoughts...it's about 5:30 here, in the morning, so I'm sure you're gonna be on your way soon. Hope the surgery is successful, and there won't be any complications. Brandon will be perfect for keeping the house in order for his mom while she is recouping from the hospital stay!!! Luvya bunches!!! I'll try and come back later to see how things went for her today.

    Keep in mind I send along warm comforting hugs to you also!!

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  12. Prayers going out for Michelle. I'm sure she's going to be fine. It's so nice that Brandon can be home to help take care of her.

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  13. You know, as soon as I woke up this morning, my first thought was that Michelle was having her surgery today! My prayers are with her and the family...will be anxious to hear how it all went. Sending you big hugs! xoxo

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  14. I'm posting a day late. How did the surgery go Mary? I'm sure she was comforted by you being there. You're a great mom to your precius daughter Mary.

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  15. I will be praying. Let us know as soon as you can how she is doing.

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  16. Mary,

    I am very happy to hear that Michelle's surgery went well. I will continue to keep her in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery and excellent news from the lab. I keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. I can imagine this is a difficult time for all of you. I'm sure you are a great source of comfort and strength to the boys.

    Thank you for the update, my friend.

    Love and hugs,
    Tina

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  17. Michelle is in my prayers, as is her family. I know you all will be a blessing to her.

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  18. Good Afternoon Mary,
    I just woke up from a nap and saw your comment. "PRAISE GOD" for a successful surgery. I will keep praying that the test results will be good news. Sorry to hear that Jordan is sickly, and I will be praying for him as well. When I woke up, I started sneezing myself. I feel as if I'm coming down with something now. I sure hope not. Pea sent me a code for my button you made me and I will try to work on getting my Awards page done later on today. I have some errands to run here in a bit. My DH won't be home tonight after all. He called me about an hour ago and they are going to have to do a relay for another team. But he said he should be home sometime Friday tho. Take care my friend and have a great day. May God Bless You and Yours. I will check back in later to see if you have heard anything.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  19. Praying for a speedy recovery for dear Michelle!

    Hugs to you Mary, I know this has to be stressful!

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  20. I am so glad that Michelle's surgery went well. I will keep her in my prayers.

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  21. I'm praying for good lab results and a speedy recovery for Michelle.

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  22. Mary
    I am so glad the surgery went well and I am sure all will be fine.
    Take care of yourself. Peace

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  23. Our prayers are with all of you.
    hugs, bj

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  24. We're all praying. Glad she's out of surgery. Let's us know how every thing else goes.
    Love and Blessings

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  25. The size of a football! Goodness-no wonder she had to have it removed.
    She must have been in pain. Mine only get about the size of a quarter dollar and they hurt.
    I am glad everything went well.

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  26. Mary,
    I am so happy for you that Michelle's surgery is over and she is on the way to recovery......

    When I was 44 I had exploratory and hysterectomy surgery for a mass the size of a navel orange....for a 95 pounder that was a pretty big size...it was benign.....

    Thank you for your visit....Betty

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  27. I've had Michelle and the entire family in my prayers all day and am relieved to know the surgery is over. My prayers are for a full and speedy recovery. May God bless and keep you all.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  28. Sounds pretty good..surgery is never fun, but
    I'm grateful Michelle is past that point..and on to healing now!!
    deena

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  29. Mary,

    My prayers continue for Michele, and all of you. I will be checking back for updates. Take good care, and God bless!

    Love,

    Renie

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  30. I praise God for taking care of Michelle, and I am praying for her recovery.

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  31. Good Evening Mary,
    I just dropped by to see if there was an update on Michelle and "PRAISE GOD" she is up and moving around a little. It will take her a little while to work the soreness out. I have no clue why they would give you lemon jello after surgery either. One of my SIL'S had a partial hysterectomy a few years ago and one day she had surgery and the next day they had her up walking. It was painful on her, but she got thru it. I imagine when Michelle's feeling start's coming back, she may use the morphene pump some. I know when I had our youngest daughter by C-Section, I had one and when the numbness wore off, I had to use it a few times. I will still keep her in my prayers for a speedy recovery tho. Take care my friend and have a great evening. May God Bless You and Yours.

    Love & Hugs,
    Karen H.

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  32. Mary, Glad the surgery is over and that Michelle is doing well. Thanks so much for the update. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.
    God bless you ~Mary~

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  33. Bless Your dear heart.....Long day for you and long day for that sweet daughter but I am glad it is behind her....... I will watch and wait for those reports and I know that God has gone before those surgeons....... I will continued to pray ............ Long day here and I have posted it when you get a chance to read..... blessings my friend....

    hugs :)

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  34. Mary holding Michelle in my prayers for a speedy healthy recovery.
    I really don't like the morphin that they give out in the hopital..I always refuse it as it really makes one nauseous!Comfort to you hugs NG

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  35. So glad that Michelles surgery went well and that she's awake and moving around. My thoughts and prayers with you all...

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  36. I'm praying for Michelle that she will have a quick and complete recovery.

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  37. Here is wishing Michelle the best. The best to you and the boys too!
    Take care,
    Marcel

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  38. I will pray for a supernatural fast recovery!! God Bless:)

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