Friday, August 12, 2011

Surgery update...




What a cool and fun group of people to hang out with yesterday!  The Dakota Medical Foundation and Lend-A-Hand sponsored Day of events were simply outstanding!  Rick and I have relived the many fun moments today and just continue to be ridiculously overwhelmed.  I am convinced, all of you who are supporting us, are difference makers, and have so hugely impacted us in the most thoughtful and generous ways.  Its truly difficult to express the depth of our gratitude.

But your dedication shows in my family.  You've lifted our burden, boosted our spirits and walked with us through this.  And on this big day of surgery, your prayers have provided nourishment and sustenance, anchoring and grounding us yet again.  This whole thing is so much bigger than me, and God's blessings have flowed in ways that are beyond praiseworthy.  By late this afternoon I have eaten supper, taken a walk, and am sitting up writing this on my own.  I am certainly sore, but am managing the pain, and otherwise have done really well.  The staff here at Sanford have taken such good care of me today, Dr. Bouton, and my nurse Bernie, were just outstanding.

I'm convinced its all the goodwill and prayers still flowing through me.  I am still buzzing with the positive energy you all gave me these past few days.  I have felt comforted and very much loved and am resting in God's hands.

its going to be a long journey- some of the news today from my scans was a mixed blessing and I hope to have some clarification and more organized details to share with you next week.   For now, just know I am in a good place, resting, and counting my gifts.  Love to you all!

17 comments:

  1. What great news Vicky. And what a generous spirit you are to think of up-dating us on the day of your surgery!!! Thank you - and please get the rest you need for your recovery.

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  2. You are an amazing woman! Prayers will continue for you and yours. Rest well.

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  3. babe, i CANNOT believe you are able to post!!! i know there's a long road ahead, but i'm so grateful to see YOU. love you, friend.

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  4. Eaten supper! Taken a walk! Sitting up writing!!! Go girl! You're more active than me today. I am sooooo happy to see this post from you. I've been thinking of you all day. Smiles from across the miles.
    Love to you from J.

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  5. So glad to hear you are up and moving around.....your positive attitude will make such a difference in your recovery from surgery. Hang in there Vicky!!!

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  6. So glad that you are up and about... my thoughts are with you all... ((Hugs)) from us to you :)

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  7. You are amazing Vicky! I cannot believe that you felt like updating us after your surgery today. With God holding your hand and your positive attitude, no wonder you have done so much already today. Sending thoughts, prayer and hugs across the miles to you!

    Love, Eileen

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  8. God bless. I am so glad you are able to post!!! Prayers continue to come your way. XO, Pinky

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  9. thought about you all day today! If you don't have a Amoena post surgery tank with removable drain pouches make sure to have someone order for you. I'm still wearing mine since I left the hospital. Its akward not wearing a bra so this has helped...
    Take care and sending many prayers your way.
    Michelle

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  10. Vicky, I'm so out of the loop because I haven't even been on Facebook and we have been gone. I went to the only clinic in the world that can address my issue. VERY glad I went!

    I will have to backtrack to read what all is happening. I'm so glad you have surgery behind you and you can focus on recovery but I know this is only a part of the whole. God bless you, dearest Vicky, and your spirit, attitude, and commitment to God and life-as-you-find-it are HUGELY inspiring....

    Love to you and to all those taking care of you and loving you with actions.

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  11. You are a beautiful warrior of life!

    Sending love to you my friend :)

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  12. I am amazed that you are able to post on this day. I agree you are a warrior of life. Sending prayers and love your way. hugs to you.

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  13. May God heal you completely and show you something which everyone though was impossible. May He continue to give you strength. Both mental and physical. Loads of love!

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  14. We're pulling, praying, thinking, you name it! for you. Praise God you are able to do so much on the very day of surgery. Will be awaiting your news from scans just remember baby steps. He tells us to take one day at a time.
    Grace and peace!

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  15. I can't believe you are writing today vicky.
    I broke my wrist and do a lot more oying than you are lol
    good for you!!

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  16. Vicky...AMAZING. That's what you are, dear. Keep up your good spirits, even if you have a few down moments too. We ALL do, you know. You are entitled to a few too. Just know we'll still be here cheering you on through it all. HUGS!!! Roxane

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  17. I'm in awe of your fortitude and grace. You truly are blessed. You don't know me and will probably never meet me yet you've touched my heart. I will pray for your health and strength. God bless!

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