Surgery Day

At 1:00 AM yesterday the final countdown started. They took away my water.

Gary had stayed late Monday night and we had a good game of crib. No, it was a great game – I won!

(This deer antler crib board belonged to my Dad)

I had a fairly good night with the help of my TV or my CD player. I listened to piano playing, “Solitudes: Forest Piano“, accompanied by birds, and it was very relaxing.

My day progressed.

We have three nurses named Mellissa working here. I haven’t met them all, just the one who cared for me today. I do appreciate her dedication to her duty.

Two of my sons were here visiting and we mentioned that I have a blog. Mellissa was surprised and said, “Oh, what do you write about – your life – or something interesting?” We all had a good laugh as she stood there with her foot hanging out of her mouth.

Mellissa is the only one of the nurses to take me for a walk and we went twice yesterday. Much needed after being in bed day and night for five days. I’m attached to an IV pole so can’t go it alone.


Shortly after 5:30 p.m. yesterday Norma was taken into surgery, and by 7:15 p.m. the word came that she was back out of surgery, “…and all is good. Thanks for your prayers.”

She faces a significant time of recovery, of course, but with her faith and determination I’m optimistic that she’ll soon be back in circulation.

If you’d like to send her a message of encouragement, please leave it in the comment section below, or send an e-mail to . And thank you so much for your support and prayers. Norma and all the family appreciate it immensely!



7 thoughts on “Surgery Day

  1. I tell you what Auntie Norma … I`ll be your next crib opponent and give you a run for your money 🙂 I am so glad the surgery is behind you and now just concentrate on healing and feeling better. I`m glad you have been surrounded by the people you love the most . I must say they are all pretty darned special to me as well.I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers as I do Danny. You are more loved than you will ever know .

  2. Glad your surgery is over now you can relax some and consentrate on getting back to being healthy again and win at the crib games. Wish I could be there but so far away.
    All our Love to you Aunty Norma , Hope you have a restfull day. Elsie
    Hope you get this.

  3. I had a good chuckle about the nurse’s “something interesting” comment — little does she know what amazing stories you’ve got to tell!

    Glad to hear the surgery went well. I kind of wish you were in the hospital here where I work, or that I worked where you are…then I could help take care of you and pamper you a little (or a lot!). But I’ll have to leave that to all the Mellissas. 😉

    I’ll continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers as you recover. Sending my love….

  4. Hi Norma – So happy to hear that the surgery well and the wait is behind you now. I know that you still have the recovery ahead of you, but it will keep getting better and better! I can just see the look on Melissa’s face – how do I get myself out of this?? Very funny!! I love the crib board – I can imagine that it makes the game just that much more special – especially when you win! Take care, Norma
    love, Norma

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