Aiming for progress, not perfection.

"...being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."
Philippians 1:6

Friday, June 08, 2007


this is very obviously a necessity as i've had several phone calls and emails from all you wonderful people wanting to know mom's status.

by the time i got back to see her, she was fairly awake. the nurse (a hilarious and hard-to-understand filipino woman) was telling her all the post-surgery rules and whatnot.

she was in a little pain, not from the incision, but from the tube that is draining the surgery site -- appetizing, i know.

she talked the nurse (no kidding) into giving her some more morphine, and the situation was remedied rather quickly, as you might imagine.

she left to go home around 4:45 p.m.

delana, ellie and i went to see her at home around 9:30 (ellie needed a nap after being at the hospital for five hours), and she was talking and sitting on the couch and eating.

my gramma whispered to me, "you have to help me get her to bed. she doesn't need to be staying up late."

she was perfectly happy to be staying awake. she hadn't filled her pain medication prescription; she'd only taken extra strength tylenol once.

about 11 we went home.

i've been at work all morning, but had a voicemail mom left while i was in a meeting.

"do you know how big my picture is of ellie? i'm thinking it's 8x8, but i want to be sure."

she was at hobby lobby shopping!

that should tell you volumes.

she's waiting for a phone call from the surgeon for biopsy results of the lymph nodes they removed (praying for clean margins!) some time today.

after she heals -- supposedly about two weeks -- her doctor will discuss with her plans for chemotherapy and radiation.

that's all i know.

and everything i know so far is good news.

thank goodness.

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