Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas to all

Sorry I have been so out of touch. I have really missed everyone on here. Let me do a quick update on what has happened in the last few months....

I am now running the newspaper. Yep, that means I'm the person in charge.... good, bad and otherwise! This has meant a LOT of changes both at home and at work. And even more hours being worked in the beginning of things.

Then, Rob had an unplanned hip revision surgery Oct 10th. Four weeks later, Nov 14th, we had to rush him to NKC with a dislocated hip (it happened during grandson's third birthday party). After the doctors could not reduce the hip back into the socket, Rob was placed into traction for 20+hrs and when that did not work, Drs took him to OR and spent about 2 1/2 hours maneuvering his hip back into the socket. (It took 11 people working on him to get it back in place!) He then stayed in the hospital for a week or so.

During the month between Rob's surgery and hip dislocation, doctors discovered a rather large tumor had overtaken my daughter's left ovary. After multiple tests and exams we were told that it was non cancerous but that it likely involved her bowels because of its size and her obgyn wanted a general surgeon in the surgery to handle any bowl or other organ surgery that might have to be undertaken during the removal of the tumor.

The day Rob is scheduled to FINALLY come home from his dislocation hospital stay...I get a frantic call from Becca, my 19 year old daughter. She had to be rushed to the ER at a second hospital with complications from her tumor. Long story short the tumor had turned on itself and cut off it's blood supply and was causing great pain. We thought they would go ahead and admit her to the hospital since surgery was already scheduled three days later. But, she had not consulted with the general surgeon yet so they treated her and sent her home.

The very next day we met with the general surgeon. After being told for weeks there was nothing other than the major surgery and potential bowel involvement to worry about, the surgeon walks into the room, informs us of the high chance that it IS cancer because of what the CT found.

The ride home was not easy. And we spent the next couple of days and into surgery in an emotional agony.

Her tumor was removed- it was the size of an extremely large cantaloupe- and finally last week they told us there was absolutely no cancer. God was watching over our family.

Rob has been off work due to his hip dislocation injury. Becca is still recovering from her surgery but went back to work and college two weeks ago and finished her semester.

Oh yeah, during all that, we found out that my oldest daughter and her at the time fiancé are expecting. WOO HOO another grandchild in July. For insurance purposes, their wedding was moved up from next June.

You guessed it.

We had a wedding. It was last Saturday. It was beautiful. AND, it just gave us one more thing to be thankful for this year.

I hope everyone of you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year and have as many wonderful blessings as we have found to be thankful for.

Blessings to you all!


1 comment:

Carol said...

Think of you often! All I can say is WOW...glad everything is ok! Congrats on the new baby! Hope it's a girl! ;) Merry Christmas, dear friend! Hugs to you all!