Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Down to the Wire



Yup, today was pre-op. All 2-1/2 hours of it! Besides the usual blood work and urinalysis, there was an EKG and a chest xray. Paperwork, of course. And waiting. We found out the surgery is at 12:50p tomorrow, not at 1:30 as we had been told. So we need to be there at 10:45a. Donica's mom will come join me at some point along the way (from 70 miles away).

Donica is expecting me to drive her home after recovery but she has the option to spend the night at the hospital. If so, I'll spend the night with her in her room. We'll both go prepared, just in case.

We both have felt your presence and prayers with us, which is why we both go into this with peace and calmness of spirit. Thank you, again and again! And yes, I'll catch you all up as soon as possible.

17 comments:

  1. Ginnie/Donica: I'd suggest you spend the night there (Donica- I know you'll hate it and want to go home, but do it for yourself, for Ginnie and for us. Just to make sure, ok? Please??). I'll be thinking of you and sending good vibes.

    Read you when I'm "above you"... geographically, that is ;)

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  2. It feels good to go into this one knowing it will be so much better afterward! With you all the way.

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  3. You both know we're with you in heart, prayers and spirit. Yes, please listen and DO SPEND the night. Best for you both and then for the rest of us. Do votes count? Now it's 2-0. Donica BIG HUGS for a speedy recovery and for you too Ginnie!

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  4. Best, best wishes on the surgery and recovery!
    Thanks for your comments on the Travelblog, I just noticed it.

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  5. Everything's going to be just fine. And yes, staying over night sounds like a very good option. Less stress for everyone concerned.

    We'll all be there with you in spirit.

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  6. CS: I just found out from Donica that since this is considered outpatient surgery, her insurance won't cover an overnight unless the doctor requests it. So we'll have to see what the doctor says!

    Thanks for all your good vibes...and mine to you as you get ready to leave for Canada!

    Ruth: Thanks, Sweetie. This does indeed feel so much better than the alternative. She never knew when this would pop up again, which was part of the stress!

    Judy: Your heart, prayers and spirit mean the world to us at this time, dear friend. Yes, votes count but only if the doctor's is included, it appears. We'll see. Donica usually does not do sick well, so maybe there's hope. :)

    Susan d: Thank you so much for your best wishes!

    Christina: The spirits of all of you will be like angels around us throughout the day! In fact, we'll be leaving the house in about 45 minutes.

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  7. SO many thoughts, hugs, prayers and love for both of you!! Mom, so glad you're both on the same continent for this (not that either of you would let it be any other way). Donica, I'm so looking forward to hearing you say that you're finally pain-free! IT'S TIME!!

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  8. Hope all goes well. I'm sure there will be some update.

    Turning a hospital into a beautiful work of art by the way!

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  9. I wish you all the best.

    And agree with expat traveler: beautiful work of art

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  10. I will be sending white light Donica's way!!!!!!

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  11. Wishing you good luck and the very best for Donica!!

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  12. I'm adding my best wishes and prayers too.

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  13. TO ALL OF YOU: I'm dead tired right now and need to go to bed but I want you to know that we are both home tonight after 8 hours at the hospital. Donica even walked upstairs to sleep in our bed instead of the downstairs couch. The surgery was a success and I'll hopefully catch you up on it in a post tomorrow!

    THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS!

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  14. Ginnie, Wonderful news! So happy that you are both home and that Donica is recovering well. Get some rest. Much love, thoughts and prayers. D

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  15. We're so happy things went smoothly and you are both able to get past this learning experience!

    Rest in God's provisions...

    Love to you both,
    Shari and the household

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  16. Thanks a million, Dennis. So glad you're part of this Big Circle! :)

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  17. Thanks to YOU as well, Shari. I think you left your comment when I was thanking Dennis. Your well wishes mean a lot to both of us.

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