WELCOME!!!

WELCOME!!!

Friday, May 28

Good News

Finally! I have good news to share. Well, mostly anyway.

Tuesday I had my follow-up cardiologist's appointment. I like my new doctor. He is very thorough and has a great bedside manner. So different from most of the doctors I've met lately. My heart surgeon was great but he only does one follow-up after the surgery and leaves the rest to the cardiologist. Anyway, he listened to my heart, took an EKG and checked me over. Great news. I have to do a follow-up in July where I will have blood tests and a sonogram. If all of that comes back good I don't have to see him again until December. He will continue to monitor me after that on a 6 month and then a yearly basis. I completely trust this doctor and feel very confident that he is knowledgeable and thorough.

Mom's catscan came back showing that the spot on her ovary was NOT cancer. Whoohoo!!! She is doing much better. Thursday afternoon we had a family meeting with her health professional team. They've slated her for release on Saturday. She will be going to stay with my sister for a week before she goes home to be on her own. She will be getting therapy. The only drawback is that she now has a permanent catheter, but she will soon adapt to that. Mom is spunky and very independent. Go Mom!!!

Josh is making headway, though it is very slow. Right now he is still having some anger issues, but that is normal. He is feeding himself, getting some real food, not just pureed and is getting around in a wheelchair. He has an intense speech and physical therapy program. I have the greatest confidence that he will move forward as time goes by.

To all my American friends, I wish you a safe and fun long weekend. Enjoy!!!

14 comments:

  1. Praise God for such good news my friend, love you.

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  2. Mary - I'm so happy to hear all that good news! Thanks for the wonderful update!

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  3. It must feel so good to find a nice doctor who you have faith in (or in whom you have faith -- if you prefer).

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  4. Good news Mary! Very good about you and your mom :-)

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  5. I am so glad to hear the good about your mom! Am also glad you have a doctor you like, that can mean a lot.

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  6. so happy to hear your good news..;p

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  7. Great to hear from you. Praise for all your good news. Having a Doctor you like and trust and who seems to take time with you is wonderful.
    Blessings,
    Mama Bear

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  8. Mary, I am thrilled to hear this great news about your progress, your Mom's great test result, and Josh's progress. I can imagine the joy you and your family must feel. You've been through such an ordeal. Hugs, Tina

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  9. God is Good!!! I'm so happy to hear that your tests are good and your mom's too. It's times like this that we truly understand the meaning of thankfulness.

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  10. Wonderful news!! and, welcome to the team :o)♥

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  11. Oh Mary, such wonderful news all around! I can well imagine the relief you felt when the cardiologist said that everything looked good after your surgery:-) Another huge relief to find out that spot on your mom's ovary isn't cancer...woohoo!!! As for Josh, I can understand that anger would be one of the emotions felt after such a horrific accident. I'm sure that will eventually pass and he'll just concentrate on getting better.

    Hope you've been able to go out a bit and enjoy the sunshine? I need to go buy some annuals and plant them in my flower pots for the deck and patio while the weather is gorgeous!!

    Lots of love sent your way. xoxox

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  12. It IS good news. Glad to hear it.

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  13. Glad to (belatedly) hear your good news! May many days of good news follow!

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