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Maman Back In Hospital; Could Use Prayers/Thoughts  
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

OK....She's back in the hospital right now for some surgery to her back again, this time however it's more complicated. The spinal fusion she underwent last fall succeeded only partially and now the surgeon and her have decided to attempt to repair the last bit (it's not producing bone the way the other three are) but they have to go through the front to reach the back this time because they can't take a chance on damaging the previous work.

So, it's complicated and will take 6-8 hours and she's 71. It's her third major surgery in 7 months and she's a little nervous (and she survived the Gestapo coming for them more than once). She's the best mother I could imagine anyone having (knowing that's subjective, but I can see it if I try to look objectively as well) and I'm just asking for my friends here to think some positive thoughts and pray for her if you pray.

Thanks, and I'll let you guys know how it turns out.


Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

You know my thoughts are with ya Pal . . .

Anything I can do for you - call if you just want to talk - I'm up alllll night here at lovely Prudhoe Bay . . .


User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Quoting DL021 (Thread starter):
She's back in the hospital right now for some surgery to her back again, this time however it's more complicated. The spinal fusion she underwent last fall succeeded only partially and now the surgeon and her have decided to attempt to repair the last bit (it's not producing bone the way the other three are) but they have to go through the front to reach the back this time because they can't take a chance on damaging the previous work.

My thoughts are with you all; I wish her the best and hope for a successful operation and speedy recovery. God bless!


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4763 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

I'll be praying for your mom as well... You are blessed to have a mom like her, hope everything turns out fine for her.


Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineFlyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Quoting DL021 (Thread starter):
but they have to go through the front to reach the back this time because they can't take a chance on damaging the previous work.

Auch... though job. Very though indeed. The anterior approach for any spinal surgery is very difficult (technically) since basically you have to "put aside" all that is on the way (i.e. all the internal organs) to get to the spinal column.

Besides, you have to prepare yourself for a rather complicated post-operative time. Not being pessimistic, I am just telling you how it usually goes.

If you want any more info, or if I can be helpful in anyways, just IM or email me. Anytime.

I will keep my fingers crossed that all goes well for her.

Alex


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1649 times:

She's in my thoughts  Smile Sounds like a great woman and a great mother!


Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

Ian, don't worry, she'll be fine. I've "seen" the strength she has from your previous posts. She has a great son with her all the way too. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1622 times:

Quoting Flyingbabydoc (Reply 4):
Besides, you have to prepare yourself for a rather complicated post-operative time.

thanks to everyone so far.....we've prepared ourselves for the recovery period and my sister is coming in for the next 2 months to be with her during her recovery period when she'll need the most help.

Docs called down an hour ago to say it was all routine so far......I guess they mean routine for them...I'm confident....we have a very good orthopod doing the work with assistance from another surgeon for any other possible complications from moving through the body to get to the back.

Thanks again.. ...all the prayers and positive thinking helps.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1621 times:

All the best for your Mother, Ian! Keep us updated!

Patrick


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1619 times:

You know she's in my thoughts, Ian.

User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4683 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1606 times:

Ian, My prayers are with your family.

Tony



"Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy..."
User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

My thoughts and best wishes for her, you and your family Ian.


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User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3015 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1578 times:

My thoughts are with you pal! Everything will go well, I'm sure of that. My grandma just had a serious operation for Ovarian Cancer, she is doing well and on a road to recovery. It will pass soon. And before you know it, you'll be spending quality time with her once again!

Aeroflot777


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21867 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1568 times:

Best wishes from me, as well.

-Mir



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

I usually don't care for these threads, but this time I'll make an exception.

Good luck Ian  Smile


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

OK....She's been sent to recovery and we spoke with the doc who says everything went very well, and now it's a matter of recovery and letting the bone build up over the next several months. She'll have some physical therapy and need to be disciplined in how she stands and gets up, but the hardest part is over.

Thanks very much for all the IMs and posts. It's good to know we've got friends who care.

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 12):
My grandma just had a serious operation for Ovarian Cancer, she is doing well and on a road to recovery

I'm so glad to hear about your grandmother getting better. Please accept my best wishes for good luck and my prayers for her health.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineAerospaceFan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 15):
OK....She's been sent to recovery and we spoke with the doc who says everything went very well, and now it's a matter of recovery and letting the bone build up over the next several months. She'll have some physical therapy and need to be disciplined in how she stands and gets up, but the hardest part is over.

This is good news! Thank you for sharing it; it is a blessing to know. All the best to her, and to you and yours, DL!


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Nice to wake up to good news Ian . . .

I'll be vigil through the night, hoping for a speeding a recovery . . .

Call if you need to - you have the number.


User currently onlineAleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3236 posts, RR: 32
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

It's good to hear that surgery went fine.

You know, there is a saying in Serbian that "parents never grow old" and it is very true. We can never imagine our parents as old.

I'm sure you're mom will be fine and both her and you and the rest of your family are in my thoughts.



R-E-S-P-E-C-T
User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26815 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

You know I am with you and your family through these trying times. I am glad she is doing well and hopefully this fusion will allow her to live a long time with significantly less pain. As the child of a mother with significant back issues who has had 3 major back surgeries herself, I know full well that this can be trying. I also know how tough French women are, so you should rest a bit easier.


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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1483 times:

Ian, what's this morning's report???

Hopefully a restful night and thus far the surgery has proven successful.


User currently offlineFlyingbabydoc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1476 times:

Quoting DL021 (Reply 15):
Thanks very much for all the IMs and posts. It's good to know we've got friends who care.

As I said, anytime. If she does well in the next 48h then the worst is over - and she will probably make a speedy recovery (let's hope for that).

Alex


User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1470 times:

Ian, glad to hear your Mom has come thru the surgery with no complications and that everything went the way it should have.

My prayers and thoughts are with you and the family and although the recovery will take time she sounds like a fighter!!!

Take care and keep us updated!!

Phyllis


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1460 times:

Maman has been sort of groggy since last night but she's doing fine and recovery looks promising. We'll be more sure of things over the next day or so...as Flyingbabydoc says....and I'll post again.

Again...thanks to all my friends here. I've been busy as hell for the last several months and have not been as busy here as in the past but it does not mean I don't look in or that I'm not involved. This community proves it's value to me over and over again.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1455 times:

Ian - Good to hear your mom is on the road to recovery. Your family will remain in my thoughts. All the best.

25 ANCFlyer : Ian - How's your Mom this fine Thursday morning?
26 Post contains images M180up : hey don't know you, but hope your mom keeps getting better,
27 LHMARK : Hang in there, buddy. All the best for your mom.
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