Tuesday, February 19
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~
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