Wednesday, December 24, 2008

9 filled hospital waiting room chairs, 2 McDonalds' drive-throughs, 1 ruptured disc repaired, and a partridge in a pear tree

Yesterday my mom had back surgery in the morning to fix a ruptured disc. Thankfully everything went well, and she is on her way to recovery. She was hoping that she would be able to come home yesterday afternoon or evening, but she wasn't able to. So this afternoon she will be discharged (we think) and will come home to a house full of her children and their families.

We're not really sure how she will feel, but we do know that she won't be able to do anything for the next few weeks while she is recovering. (The "doing nothing" will include no bending or lifting.)

While we certainly aren't happy that mom had to have surgery, we are so very grateful that her pain was something that could be taken care of...that surgery went as well as was expected...that she is able to come home and be with her family...that everyone will be together for Christmas except for my niece who is in service in Sweden...and that we can celebrate the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Get well soon, Mom!

1 comment:

Nelson Family said...

What a fun blog you have. I was looking at my own blog when I hit the "Next blog button" and up came yours. I was being noisy, hope you dont mind. Most of the time when I hit that button I get someone's who's in another language! So I was excited to see something in english but even more so to find a cute family. I snooped around a bit and looked at past blogs when I came upon your trip to New york. My husband and I just went there for our 8th aniversary in Sept. We were sapose to go to Manhattan but a tropical storm made us stay on the west side of the state, so we saw Niagra falls instead. You guys looked like you had alot of fun. Youre brave for taking the kids. This was our first trip without ours! And we really enjoyed it. We have some friends that live in your state, they live in abingdon. Is that anywhere near you?
Anyways, sorry for not minding my own blog but your's gave me lots of ideas to make mine better, so THANKS.