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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Surgery Update: Updated at 8:45pm

Hello Everyone this is one of Ann Marie's sisters.  She is out of Surgery and in Recovery.  The Surgeon said everything went well.  She should be out of recovery soon and will post more details when she feels better.  Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. 

This is me. I came home at 4:30. Of course it took longer than it was supposed to but I think it ended up being better because they could manage the pain better than I could have. I had the most wonderful nurses. They were compassionate and didn't make me feel like a big baby or stupid for the questions I was asking. I was very nervous about how I was going to eat or swallow the pills but they put my fears to rest by giving me liquid meds. I am pretty doped up right now and am having a hard time keeping my eyes open. The best news is that he said the margins were clean!! No cancer cells. He has to wait for the final pathology report but is still feeling confident that all will be good. I go back in a week.

I belong to a bible study (that I have yet to be able to get to) and they prayed with me last night. I was very nervous because I really feel there are more worthy people to be praying for but I need to thank them and praise God for answering our prayers. I feel like every single prayer that was said was answered in some form. I even accepted help when offered (thank you T.O. for dinner: it meant Leo could come straight home to relieve Rochelle (Thanks again for coming tonight!) Same with you, K.W.: it meant Leo didn't have to go to the store (Thank you!). A HUGE thanks to my dad and LeeAnna and Chrissy for coming today and watching the kids (K.T., thanks for keeping tabs on Nico and V.P., thanks for taking Belle). I know you were here a lot  longer than expected and it was a huge relief knowing you guys had it under control. I have to say that I know if my mom wasn't working

Leo has been an absolute rock during this. When I was nervous this morning, his presence, alone made me feel better. When I cried after seeing my tongue that it was deformed, he reassured me that it was not and then made a joke about kissing me that made me laugh. I worried about how I was going to deal with everything with the kids and if people weren't going to be here early and he said he is going to work late and didn't even hesitate. Little things like that mean so much to me because I don't have to worry on top of feeling crappy.

I have had a ton of offers for help, for taking my kids and for prayers and email with well wishes or just the words: thinking of you and I appreciate every single one of them. I am truly, truly blessed.

I apologize if this post is a little jumbled or all over the place. I am about to slip into a drug-induced slumber but wanted to get this out there.


At August 18, 2011 at 5:12 PM , Blogger Crystal said...

Please tell her I've been thinking of her and that I'm so glad everything went well. Thank YOU for updating!

At August 18, 2011 at 7:15 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks, Crystal! I just updated this post if you are interested.

At August 18, 2011 at 7:18 PM , Blogger Andy D said...

Ann Marie - Im glad everything went well. Tongues are over-rated! They just get in the way and they are a pain in the ass to brush. Our prayers are with you and your family.


The D'Amore clan

At August 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Lonnie said...

Glad you are doing well!

Londa French Davis (Daviso)

At August 19, 2011 at 5:49 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Thanks, Andrew! Still makes me smile that you are reading! Still making me laugh too. I told my family that we are going to try and get everyone together and everyone is on board and excited. I definitely think we should include parents, too. My dad was pretty excited at the thought of seeing all the families together.

Thanks, Lonnie! I appreciate the good thoughts and prayers!


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