Friday, February 24, 2012

Last night and pre-surgery

Lots of anxiety and not much sleep...Up early as we had to be there by 6:30 am. I was able to sit with Shell as they prepared her for surgery. Dr. Souf the plastic surgeon was in there the longest as he has the longest surgery at close to 10 hours. As he knows that Shell has a sense a humor he was joking with her that he was kind of tired and shaky. We both really like him and feel that he will do a great for today it looks like we will not know much till later tonight.
When she comes out of surgery tonight she has to spend time in recovery making sure the blood vessels work properly and there is no clotting. We will not see her till tomorrow and then she has atleast 3 days in hospital according to Dr.Souf.
 We continue to appreciate all the thoughts,prayers and best wishes. Please feel free to post messages as it has been a real source of comfort for Shell and our family knowing who is following us and praying for us.
You have to bare with me as this is my first blog attempt. We need the top blogger to get better so that we can keep this interesting.
Love to all.


  1. We continue to knock off those rosary beads for all of you! Please keep us posted! Please know it is a long day for all of us that love you also!
    The Wagar 's. xxoo. Stay strong !

  2. Shell, Bob,

    Thanks for the update Blogger Bob - pretty impressive for a hockey scout! Seriously though, we are praying for a successful surgery & recovery for Shell. She'll be tired and sore for the next little while, but it will get better. Take care and god bless.

    Vaughn & Marjorie Karpan

  3. Shelley I love you and wish you the best of luck. I know your a trooper and can over come any challenge. God bless.

  4. Thanks for the update Bob. Prayers and good thoughts for Shelley and your family are flying in from all directions and types of connections: Friends and family, old and new.
    Linda and Dwayne Mills

  5. Bobby - can you please post what hospital Shell is in. I am assuming the Regina General??

    As we were flying back to Canada last night, I couldn't stop thinking about your email that i received yesterday when i powered up my phone and how devastated we were (are) when we got the news about Shelley. I got to thinking about how stubborn and determined Shell is and how I know she will beat this.... Remember that New Years Eve, when she fit the 10lbs of ham leftovers into the 5lb roaster! Now that was determination and perserverance.... so many laughs, so many good times together! Tell her she better get well quickly, we need to repeat some of those and create some new ones!
    Love you guys,

  6. Been thinking about you lots today! Sending prayers and lots of hugs!

    May God heal your body and soul.
    May your pain cease,
    May your strength increase,
    May your fears be released,
    May blessings, love, and joy surround you.
    Love ya, please take care and you will overcome this.
    Carrie Ann and Ty

  7. Shelley, Bob, and family
    Many thought and prayers sent your way. Looking forward to hearing that boisterous laugh in the near future!! Take care.
    Sean and Sherry

  8. Thanks for the update Bobby! you have a nice with words! what a long day for you guys! we have been thinking of you all since early this morning.
    Sweetie and $$Rich$$ left for Regina at just after 5:00 so they should be there with you soon. we are dog sitting Lacey she seems to be fitting in just fine, ha ha. she is behind a couple beers but she is fun to hang with!!
    we look forward to your next posting and will continue to think and pray for you all.

  9. Mike And Maureen Babcock.February 24, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Shell and family thinking and preying for you all.

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Shelley and Bob as you and your family go through this difficult time together.

    Shelley & Kevin Eggum

  11. Pretty awesome job for a virgin blogger Bobby Lowes! Jeff almost fell over when he learned you were the writer today! I, however, knew this was in you and appreciate how you're helping out the Top Blogger.
    Hope today went well and that Shelley is resting and you are all able to have a good sleep. Keep us posted. You are doing a fabulous job!!

    Big Love,
    Kathy, Jeff, Turner and Madi

  12. Thinking of you today Shelley and family...Cancer is tough but you are tougher!

    Sending you positive thoughts, wishes & prayers

    Dean & Sherry Kleiter
    (Mackenzi, Rylan and Madison)

  13. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers... Lots of love, the Wilson Chicks

  14. Bob, Shelley & kids, You've been in our prayers and will continue to be. We are praying that the strength of your family and friends, the love and support offered up to you and the determination of all of you to beat this will ensure a full recovery. We are thankful for this blog so that we can in some small way be part of your journey and help you all to know the love and support that is out there for you.
    Terry & Mike, Matt, Ali and Brittany Mario