Monday, April 18, 2011

A Quick Hello


First of all, I want to thank everyone who has thought of me and lifted my name in prayer, I have really felt it. I appreciate everyone emailing me and stopping by to wish me well. Thank you.



So an update on the surgery...



The good news is the tumor was successfully removed. The bad news is the mass was larger than expected and was attached, not only to the adrenal gland, but to the celiac artery as well. A two hour surgery turned into a seven hour surgery which included a Dacron graft to repair the artery.....a lot of details I won't bore you with.


Having never had open surgery before, I was naive in believing I would be recovered by now, but that is just not the case. How silly of me to think that I would be up and about, doing my normal things....I can barely get up without assistance. Dang it.



Hopefully, I will be fully recovered soon. I thank you for sticking around.




23 comments:

  1. So happy to hear the surgery is behind you now and hope you're improving with each day. Thanks for checking in ... will be here waiting for your return. Take care! -amy

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  2. Wow, that's scary! Well wishes to you and hope you have a speedy recovery!

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  3. I am so sorry to hear about the complications, but I am glad everything went well after all. Take your time in recuperating, your body went through a lot, it will need time, lots of time and rest.

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  4. We will be waiting! Glad you are over it, and resting. Do not be impatient. I bet you will be thinking up lots of great entries for us.

    God bless,
    Pat

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  5. Michelle: You've been in my thoughts! I'm sorry to hear that you've had a tougher recovery than you expected, but I hope that you feel stronger each and every day! Take care! Tricia

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  6. my thoughts are with you wishing you a speedy recovery. Surgery sucks but I'm glad it went well and everything got taken care of

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  7. Best wishes for a quick, successful and full recovery then!! Take care,

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  8. Just found your blog early last week. Then saw you had surgery. The mother in me kicked in and I have been looking daily for a post from you to make sure all was well. I will be praying for a full recover for you and look forward to reading your blog in the future. Take Care.

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  9. Hi Michelle-
    Sorry to hear that you had some complications. Just rest and take it easy - you will get a bit better each day and soon you will be as good as new. I will be thinking about you. Take care.

    My best- Diane

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  10. I too, have been praying for you and thinking about how the surgery went. Glad you are getting better everyday and will continue to pray for continued healing and strength.

    Hope you have a great Easter with family....

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  11. I'm so glad to hear from you. I think it may be a while after a long surgery before you get your energy back, but the fact that you want it back will make you heal more quickly. I'm glad you got through the surgery well. Sending prayers and good thoughts.

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  12. I am so glad to hear that you are on the mend! Way to go! ;o)

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  13. I am new to your blog, I have been voraciously reading for the past month. When I saw your post about the surgery, my heart went out to you and your family. I will continue to pray for your recovery and that you rest as you recuperate. We will be here waiting for your return.

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  14. hi Michelle


    Be positive and strong. Live everyday with a smile. Your road to recovery may be long but you will eventually reach the end of the road! My thoughts are with you!

    Here wishing you a speedy and fuss-free recovery! Hear from you soon! :)

    casey, singapore

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  15. Wishing you a speediy recovery..
    Stephanie

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  16. Well, I have had experience from surgeries, and I know it takes quite a while. Give yourself some time, girl.
    Brenda

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  17. Wishing you greater healing and recovery each and every day!

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  18. I'm so delighted you gave us an update. Shucks on the additional complications, but glad that it went well otherwise. Take it easy, get some rest. Get well. Happy Easter.

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  19. Get well soon! Take good care of yourself. I really enjoy your blog.

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  20. oh dear! sending lovely thoughts and prayers your way.xo

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  21. More prayers are coming your way Michelle. Bummer, but thank you for the update, I've been thinking about you. ((gentle hugs))
    I hope you're feeling stronger each day and try to keep your happy spirit up. We all miss you, sweetie! xo

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  22. Give yourself time, I know it is hard not to be impatient. I am praying for your complete recovery, but do let your body heal. Positive thoughts!

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  23. Awe, Michelle! I've missed your blog, but dang, you've been busy recooping. I'm glad you are somewhat back, and that everything went well. :)

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Michelle