Monday, September 10, 2007

Update on grandpa & MRI

Grandpa's surgery went well and he is at home resting. The only complication is that one of his legs is not operating. He cannot move it. It is thought by my Mom and Uncle Charlie that it could be one of two things - 1. the anesthesia or 2. a mild stroke during the procedure. We are praying for #1 of course. I would think the surgeon would have picked up on a stroke. Grandpa has a pace maker.

Mom decided it would not be wise for her to leave grandpa at this time tomorrow to stay in our house to be with Stuart during nap time. I agreed. Thanks to Kristie for being willing to watch him. Pray that Stuart will sleep for her. It makes for a long evening and next day for a napless toddler.

Thank you for being with me at this time. I really am ready to have the MRI done for the month of September. I didn't want to reschedule. I am only disappointed that I cannot find a certain CD for the scan. It is one of my favorites that I used during radiation. I had it not long ago and it is no where to be found in the van or home. I did find out that iPod's and MP3 players are not allowed in the scan due to the magnetic fields. The batteries would be ruined and the songs erased. So there goes my great idea of a plethora of songs. I am looking into having a friend putting all my favorite praise songs on a few CD's. I started my favorite list this afternoon.

Dave is at a meeting tonight and I was privileged to put all the boys to bed tonight. Carter asked me at bedtime tonight if at the time of my surgery last November if I ever asked "Why me?" I was open with him and said "absolutely". I then shared that I have come around to saying "Why not me?" It opened up to a good conversation. He is thinking more deeply. Cole asked about why we would go on a special trip if my cancer came back. I responded with "We want to have special family memories with mom in them". I didn't further that conversation. He is sensitive. He already knows that cancer could take my life. I didn't want to remind him this late at night.

Love on your kids if you have any. Have a good evening!

Chat with you possibly late afternoon tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the continued updates. I will lift you, Dave and your boys up to the Prince of Peace.-Marcie

Ramona Lisa said...

Praying for you! You know I'll be happy to make CDs for you. Call me if you need anything tomorrow. XO, Ramona

Anonymous said...

Praying for a cancer free scan/MRI and peace of mind while waiting for the results. Take care and enjoy all of your boys. I know I thank God every day for Arwen and Sebastian, and I make sure I acknowledge them every time they come into the room-it is very cool to see the smile you get back and the feedback from them. Kids are sensitve and they do know mommy is going through a difficult time. Hugs and good thoughts coming your way Kate.
Danielle C.

Laura Joback said...

Praying for you today, knowing that the test is occuring. Whole fam is praying, actually...girl, you're quite popular! The 14th must seem like a way's away to wait for answers from the MRI...praying for peace and comfort that your body is nestled in the arms of the One who created it. (That includes your brain!!)
Sending hugs and encouragement today: Joback family