Health Update #11

Greetings everyone! I’m happy to report that my mom came through the surgery just fine. I talked with her at around 1 pm via my brother’s cell phone and she said she awoke from the anesthesia with no pain, or at least less than she normally has. We’re happy to know that her lymph nodes were clean, as far the doctor could tell, but a sample was sent in, just to make sure. James camped out at the hospital and she had close friends near her all day, prepping her for surgery and performing homeopathic pain relief. James got her home around 5:30 and she has round the clock help from two close friends. She’s in very good spirits and in very caring hands. They have been in contact with her physicians and the hardest part is getting my mom to accept a horizontal position for rest. She’s always been on the go! …and seriously, she sounds great and I’m a bit surprised by the amount of energy in her voice. It’s a testament to her mental strength and physical-health conditioning.
I’d like to say thank you to all who have contacted her with their support and your positive energy is felt. My mom has lived alone and extremely independent, but alone is only relative to the number of people who live in her house (sort of). I feel like she has a huge community of people who care and has their presence known. I say sort of, only because the house has its share of foot traffic. 🙂 Your relationships to her are unique, distinct and she appreciates your love and support. Thanks again.

I’m pasting this e mail and her Health Update #10 into her health blog, here:
Please look here for future updates on her recovery and feel free to post comments and initiate strings of discussion. I’m sure she’ll be eager to hear your thoughts and this is a pretty cool way to correspond, anyway. Be sure to subscribe so you’re alerted when there are updates to the state of things. I’ll be happy to answer any questions, too. Thanks again and I hope this finds you well, as well.


10 thoughts on “Health Update #11

  1. Hey, this is my virgin tour on the blogsite. Don’t know if I’m doing this right.
    Neat to read all your comments and know the date and times. Will everyone be
    able to read everyone else’s comments and everyone that commented see this? I think James tried to instruct me, but I really get weak-kneed and lightheaded just thinking about learning this stuff. Isn’t that crazy? I can skydive and have breast cancer surgery w/o a sensation of fear but learning this stuff and doing my taxes about put me into a hyperventilation stage!

  2. I talked with mom this morning and she sounds good. My sister-in-law, Jeni, stopped by and said she was up and moving and they made her surroundings more accessable to her situation.

  3. I am so thankful that it was such a success. You are an inspiration to all on handling a health crisis with such grace and courage. I look forward to talking to you when you have recovered more. Let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Praise the Lord!

  4. Way to go ,Ann!! Take it easy and let others take care of you!!! I was thinking about you all day!! Talk to you soon!! Lovies, Francy

  5. Hi Ann! Very happy to hear this procedure is now behind you! Sounds like you’ve got some great ‘hands-on’ activities going on but hopefully rest tops the list. We look forward to seeing you later in the week but can certainly take a week off should you need a bit more time. I’m up late designing holiday cards for everyone so I’m reminded how quickly time is passing and just hoping to stay on top of things, esp all the music we’re trying to keep developing, thanks to you! Every time we’re around a piano in others’ homes, Mickey is quick to demonstrate what she knows so far.

    Take good care of yourself!

  6. Hi, Ann. [MARC, THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE UPDATE I’VE BEEN WAITING SO HARD FOR! AND FOR THIS COOL BLOG.] WOW. It’s all sounding good! YOU are sounding good. Wish I could be there to help…but as Marc said, you are surrounded literally with helping, loving hands. I’m so relieved to hear it went well with a minimum of pain. I know we’re all praying that the tests come back clear to match that they didn’t see any lymph involvement. Whew. Rest well, dear woman. Heal fast! Feel a hug across the miles! Call if I can do ANYTHING to help from a distance. Much love.

  7. Ann,

    We are so glad that you came through the surgery so successfully. We were thinking of you all day today and hope that you have a speedy recovery. Please do as the doctors and your support crew say, and take it easy for at least a day or two. Looking forward to seeing you on the beach.

    Love, John & Terri

  8. Ann,
    I’m glad to hear your doing well. My thoughts are prayers are with you.


  9. SO THRILLED TO HEAR THE GOOD NEWS! Thankful to God for hearing and answering our prayers and for your smooth surgery and early recovery. Thank you Marc for updating all of us who care so much but are not local. I look forward to hearing more good news each day! Ann, remember to rest because that will be a huge key to recovery 🙂 (We all know how hard that will be for Ann…. but we’ll encourage it anyway!)
    Love you!
    Kristi Gonzalez

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