Sunday, October 26, 2008


As we were carving our pumpkins today, the Food network was airing their pumpkin carving challenge. It was amazing, it put our pumpkins to shame! But anyways, we had fun trying to be creative!! And I think they turned out pretty well!!
RJ's Pumpkin Paradise :

Melissa's Tropical Pumpkin:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Hospital Time

My time in the hospital wasn't too bad! Here are some pictures of the waiting room before the surgery:

Thanks again every one for praying!! I am healing nicely and still resting! In a week and a half I go back to work!! This time has gone by so fast, the Lord has been faithful to us!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Well, it's almost been a week since my surgery, I can't believe it's been that long!! I think the word to describe how I am feeling would be........BLAH. I'm feeling better than right after the surgery, but not good enough to say I am feeling great.

The pain medication does funny things to you!! I'll be feeling good, then all of the sudden I'm dizzy and nauseated. So I'm trying to ease off the the pain meds!! I still have lots of bruises and soreness. But thankfully I'm not in constant pain.

Yesterday I had to go to my doctor to have my blood tested just to make sure there was nothing wrong. Everything came back fine, I need to start taking iron pill because of my blood transfusion. I hope they will make me feel stronger!!

Once again thank you all for your encouraging words and prayers they really brighten my day!!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008


I can't believe that the surgery is over. Wednesday was a loooong day!!! We checked in at 7 am and I got all ready to go. They put in my IV and I was sitting and waiting. Then the Doctor came in and said there was a problem with the pipes in the OR. Some how the air conditioning went out and there was condensation on the pipes of the Davinchi machine. The water had run onto the ceiling tiles and they were worried about mold growing. They told us there was a possibility that they wouldn't be able to do any surgeries that day!!

But the Doctor said he had every reason to believe that we would be able to do surgery, but it might take a couple of more hours!! Then he prayed a wonderful prayer over us!! He said this had never happened before, of course!! So at 11:30 they came and took me away to the OR, they had fixed everything! Praise the Lord! I can remember going into the room, it was very cold and bright!! Then they gave me more "happy juice" and I was out!! The next thing I remember I was waking up in the recovery room and looking at the clock and it said 10pm!! I couldn't believe it was so late!! The Lupron medicine made the fibroid soft, so it was hard to get out! I lost 2oo cc's of blood and had to have a blood transfusion.

Once I got to the room, I felt relived. I Got to see everyone and talk to them! The next day on Thursday they sent me home!! It is so nice to be home. Now I am just recovering and trying to rest and relax!!

Thank you for all your prayers and support, I know that the Lord was with me!!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Well, the good news is that the Fibroid has gone down. The Doctor is pleased with the size and the Laporoscopic surgery is on!! He said it was still a pretty good size, but it's down enough! I love our Doctor, he is awesome! He went over every detail with us, it will be a 3 hour surgery and 2 hours in recovery. Probably a 1 night stay in the hospital.

Then it all fell apart!! We were suppose to go across the street to the hospital for the rest of my pre-op. But for some reason my appointment was canceled. They made it seem like I never had an appointment. We tried to tell them that I did, we even got a confirmation call about it! We also told them I had taken off today for my pre-op, but they wouldn't even fit me in!! So we have to go back the day before my surgery at 7:45am to get my blood work done.

After 2 hours we finally got a straight answer, our nurse called them to cancel my paperwork because my Doctor went over it with me, but not the whole appointment. So even after that they still wouldn't see me!! Some times I think insurance and some workers have no idea what they are doing!!!

But after all that I'm very thankful to the Lord for working everything out for the surgery!! Again thank you all for your prayers!!!

P.S. I got another amen on my "To God be the glory" shirt!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Well the first hurdle is over, the MRI is done.

This time I had to go all the way into the machine, it wasn't too bad, I just kept my eyes closed. It was really loud with buzzing and humming, every picture or angle is a different sound. The contrast IV was weird, it didn't hurt but my arm got cold and it was tingling! Afterward the nurse let me see the picture of the MRI, it was so cool! I saw a big mass, the Fibroid is a lot bigger then I thought it would be. It takes up all the room in my uterus, about the size of a grapefruit. I know that it has shrunk a little bit, but not as much as I had hoped. My appointment with the Doctor is tomorrow at 9:20, so he will tell me whats going on. Thank you for all your prayers, I know they have helped. The Lord had given me a lot of peace. I will give an update tomorrow after my Pre-op appointment. Love you guys!!!

P.S. I wore my "To God be the glory" shirt, to remind myself what my life is all about. A lady stopped me and said she loved my shirt and asked me where I got it. So I was able to tell her all about it. Now that's cool!!