Saturday, March 31, 2012

Surgery Complete!

Well it has taken something drastic to get me back as Shell has taken over the blog.:)
We were at the hospital at 8 this morning,although the surgery didn't happen until this afternoon. Shell is doing well. Surgery was only an hour and a half. They also had a better handle on her nausea. Because of this she is alert and will likely get out tomorrow. She is on the same floor as before and had Stevo, the same nurse as before.
A debt of gratitude goes out to Dr.Meiers and Dr. Souf who came in on their days off in order to get this done. We found out today that because there is a shortage of OR nurses, it was actually going to be a couple of weeks if Shell was left on the regular schedule.
I would be remiss if I didn't give a big thank you to the Toronto Maple Leafs. They beat Buffalo tonight and because of that they have improved the SENS chances of making the playoffs.
Because of the lack of OR nurses it has made me think that I may apply for the assistance to take the course, after I challenge the LPN.
I also wanted to mention that Shell started knitting this past week. I believe her goal is to knit a dish cloth for every thank you note that she sends.
Three Stars:
1. Dr. Meiers
2. Dr. Souf
3. Maple Leafs
Finally a night alone with Bea.
Back by popular demand!
Big Bobby Blogger


  1. So happy to hear that Shelley has finally had her surgery. We hope that her recovery quick and that she can move on to chemo. It was great visiting with you guys last week. You both are amazing. You have managed to hold on to your wicked sense of humour when many would have felt beaten at this point. May you continue to have strength and courage as the journey continues.
    Our prayers are with you.
    Kelly and Patsy

  2. Great to hear you were able to get this surgery done. Keep hangin in there Lowsie, we are with you all the way.
    Although we enjoyed reading Shelley's blogs, it was great to hear from the Big Blogger himself again. Ya, good to see that when my Leafs finally win a game it helps the Sens!!!!!!
    Take care Lowsie , our prayers are with you.
    David and Leslie

  3. Hey guys! excellent news re: the operation. its pouring rain here right now we are watching mens curling and i thought i would check out the blog, we laughed reading about Bea ha ha your sense of humour is amazing! it is nice to laugh!! here is to hoping the Sens make the play offs, and your beautiful bride has a speedy recovery. take care and say hi to everyone from Deb, Mist and especially (first name Poon last name....)

  4. This has been a bonus weekend for you guys - Surgery, Bea/Blogging time, Hockey success and now a nineteen year old to go and get your booze for you!! Treat yourselves to a celebration! It is well deserved!
    love and prayers,

  5. BBB,
    Good to hear your voice . . . I mean . . . good to see your words and know your just as good now as you were the first time around!
    So glad the persistence paid off and Shelley had her surgery.
    I know Shelley will be excited to get home earlier than last time and because of that, the Chemo can start soon.
    Can we see pictures on a blog? Would be awesome to see Shell as a redhead or a blonde! She may give Bea a run for her money !!
    Big Love,
    KJTM and Kooper

  6. Michelle Burant EppApril 1, 2012 at 4:25 PM

    I'm glad to hear Shelley got the flaps removed and can begin to heal now. And tell Shelley she'd make a great red head...she's a fiery hot gal! Love ya!

  7. Glad to hear that things are going well and that the surgery is over. Your body should be able to heal now and you can get ready for chemo. Not something to be looking forward to, but as someone who knows what it is all about, I know you can handle it. My oncologist always told me to think positive thoughts. She repeatedly told me I was not going to lose my hair and so I kept saying that as well. It must have worked - I didn't lose any hair. Maybe I was just lucky, though. Anyway, if you lose yours, you would look great as a red head.
    Take care. Work on getting your strength back. Prayers always.