Wednesday, December 16, 2009


I had every intention of being "on time" with my GratiTuesday post this week, darn it! I had a little surgery on Monday to have some lymph nodes removed along the left side of my neck. Here's a picture taken at the surgery center after the doctor marked me with a surgical marker. We're waiting on the biopsy results.

This week I am thankful for:

  1. My doctor's gentle bedside manner.
  2. The staff at the surgery center for being so warm and calm.
  3. My anesthesiologist. After hearing about the troubles I've had with general anesthesia, he consulted with the surgeon and made some changes to the anesthesia they used during surgery. I handled it MUCH better than in the past.
  4. Kelly, who stayed during the surgery and took me home (with brief stops at the pharmacy and the chinese restaurant for soup)!
  5. Pain medication!!
  6. Barbara Jean and Brooke for bringing dinner Monday and Tuesday night.
  7. Sharon for being with me Monday evening and Kelly for being with me Tuesday evening--they both got the kids ready for bed and tucked in for me. I can't lift the kids yet, and bedtime is a full-contact sport!
  8. I understand that friends from church will bring dinner for the next three AWESOME is that?? I'm back at work today, and already can tell that I won't be up to cooking tonight. I'm not sure who to thank for organizing that yet...but I think it might be my friend Laurel...
  9. Friends and family who have called or e-mailed. Waiting on the results is the hardest part.

I'm sure I'm leaving something or someone out...this week has been kind of a "fuzzy flurry". The kids are really cute--I showed them my bandages and told them I have an "owie." Every now and then they'll touch me and say "You have an owie, Mommy?" (which comes out sounding something like "Oohabanowiemommeeee?").


Jen said...

((((HUGS))) I hope everything comes out ok. I'll be thinking about you while you are forced to wait for those results. It is the worst to have to wait! I hope you have enough distractions to make the time pass quickly! *heart*

Christy said...

{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}} Wish I could be there to REALLY give a hug! I'm still sending positive thoughts your way! AND look for a smile to arrive in the mail via a funny Christmas card! (Let me know whatcha think!)