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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

UPDATE!!! MY AUNT IS SUCH A TROOOPER!!!

Good evening all my extended and wonderful blog family!!!

Thank you all so much for your well-wishes and prayers concerning my aunt.  I just got home and I'm so very happy to say she came through her surgery very well and VERRRY feisty!!!  This was no easy task getting her to do this and we ran into some problems with that, but when the dust settled, she went into surgery about 9:30 this morning.

The good news is that the doctor believes she got all of the cancer.  They had to remove all but about 20% of her colon, however, there's enough left that she won't have to have a bag (if you know what I  mean).  What we don't know yet is whether or not she'll have tohavechemotherapy.  That will be determined once the pathologist has examined the tumor and has checked her.  But she woke up fussing and we knew then she was okay!!!  LOL!!!  She really is amazing eventhough she'll drive you crazy!!!

They did also see something on her liver but they said they don't think it's of any concern right now, and that  it would be typical if it were just a "blood blister" (?????) which can occur after that kind of surgery.  Anyway, I'm not going to start worrying over something that may be nothing -- I'm reporting GOOD NEWS!!!

Of course, I'll be back and forth at the hospital for as long as it takes; eventhough, she's in good physical condition, her age is still a huge factor in her recuperation and so her doctor  will not be "kicking" out after the normal 2-day stay -- which isn't pleasing my aunt at all!!!  LOL!  What a relief though that is to me!!!

Anyway, I know I'll have a lot of catching up to do commenting on your blogs, but please bear with me, it may take me some time but once I can get her through this and settled at home, I will get to you all!!!  I promise!!!  I miss you, love your comments, and you're all in my thoughts that all is going well with you and yours!

Again, thank you so much for your prayers!!!  They were answered!!!

I'll be seeing you!

24 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh honey I am so happy for you and especially your aunt. I know God has his arm around you all.
Take care of yourself so you don't burn out.
Hugz

sucor said...

Great news! Thanks for the update!

shari said...

Audrey, I'm so glad your aunts surgery went well. Don't worry about us, take care of her. Take care, shari (cricutrookie)

CraftyGirl said...

I am so glad to hear your aunt is doing well!! It is probably good they are keeping her in the hospital a little longer than normal... sounds like she could really be a handful once you get her home!!! lol!! I will continue to send prayers for a speedy recovery!!
Barb :)

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Audrey, I'm so glad that your aunt is doing well!!! Please take care of her and yourself and don't worry about us we will be here when you are ready to blog your beautiful projects:)
Many hugs,
Norma

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I am so happy things are going well. I bet she is so happy to have you around! I pray for her fast recovery and complete healing.

Love That Bug said...

Audrey,
That is great news, I am so happy to hear that everything went well. You are a trooper as well and she is so lucky to have you there for her.
Plenty of hugs & prayers
Stacy

Rhonda Emery said...

I am so glad she is doing well. I have missed you. So glad you got your friendship book and like it. I wanted to do something for my blog friends who always show me love. hugs

DORCAS said...

Thanks for sharing. I will keep your aunt and family in my prayers. Have a great day!

~Dorcas
http://4craftyangels.blogspot.com/

Jean said...

So glad to hear this Audrey. I will continue praying for her to have a speedy recovery from the surgery.

Wende said...

That is wonderful news. Yet another reason to be thankful this holiday season!!!

Flamenco92627 said...

I so glad to hear your Aunt is recovering and there is good news!! Make sure she keeps an eye on that liver. Glad she's feisty LOL! That's a good sign.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Audrey don't you be worrying about posting on our blogs. You just take care of your Aunt and yourself, AND don't you be over doing and get sick yourself. So concentrate on your sweet Aunt. So glad to hear she is her "feisty" self. I will be praying for you both... give her a hug for me. love sandy

Staying Crafty said...

I'm so glad that she is doing well! It's good that she has family like you to keep her butt in line and make sure she gets good medical care. I'm having a really simple challenge on my blog to make some holiday packaging, and I KNOW you could come up with something amazing. If you get a chance come join in - I'm giving away a Winter Lace cartridge as a prize and I'd love to see what you make :)

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey I am so out of it when my computer crashed but am thrilled to here she is doing good. You are wonderful for caring for her!

Debbie said...

Glad to hear that the surgery went well. Hope she has a quick recovery! She's lucky to have you!!!

Terry Oulboub said...

Audrey, good news that your aunt is out of surgery and that she is back to her normal self; that is a sign that is good when they are feisty; you can breathe and sigh of relief because God is good. *smile*

Angi @ CokiePop said...

So happy to hear about your Aunt. God is a healer for sure! Being fiesty is a good thing:) Enjoy your weekend!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Hope things are going well with your aunt. Sending hugs to you both.

Treva said...

Audrey,

Glad that everything went well with the surgery. Continued prayers for your aunt's complete recovery and for your strength as a neice and caregiver.

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

She sounds like a handful, heehee! I'm glad everything went well. Praying for you guys!!!

flowerdisco said...

glad all is coming out good.

~BridgetL~ said...

Audrey, you are a wonderful niece. Im very happy to hear that the surgery went well. Prayers that she does not have to have chemo. My friend went thru it last yr and its not pretty. Hugs.

Lori Apgar said...

Oh Sweetie ~ I have been a bit busy playing catch up and somehow I missed this post. I am so sorry to hear the news of colon cancer. I am happy to hear the surgery went well and she is fiesty!! Attitude is everything when it comes to cancer!!

I am thinking of you and your family!!