A brand new day…

Good morning all…it was a long night but today is a new day.  Laurie is doing extremely well…in fact I got a text message from her this morning around 6:30 saying they had her up and moving and she is hopeful that she will be released tomorrow…we will see…I have to say it is absolutely amazing how resilient the human body is…knowing what it went through just several very short hours ago…the fact that she is up and moving is a testament to that resilience, her strength of character and God’s own grace…

The removal of her gallbladder went well and the repair of the hernia as well…the complications arose from the amount of scar tissue that had built up from her initial RNY surgery in October of 2007 it had to be removed and then she was that less than 1% of Gastric bypass patients whose large intestine got crimps in and was tangled up strangulating her system.  So they had to remove the crimps and untangle her large intestines which is what made for a much more complex surgery and tacked on a number of extra hours.  It was a scary time in that waiting room but at the end of the day she is a real trooper and she is feeling much better this morning and I believe she was going to get to have full liquids this morning and I know she was excited about that…we C & P girls are funny creatures, we get excited about the darndest things :)…

Anyway…this is just to let you all know that she is on the road to mending…and I am declaring that besides Kim J.  no one else is allowed to have any of these surgeries.  This kind of overachieveing is uncool…the only reason Kim gets a pass is because she already has a surgery date…but the rest of you…nu unh!

Love to you all this Thursday morning…

xoxo…Jil

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5 thoughts on “A brand new day…

  1. Heather says:

    Thank you so much for the update! I’m so glad to hear that all is well and it sounds like she is in good spirits!

    I’ll still keep you both in my prayers – as we all need that!

    Rest up and have a fabulous day!!!

  2. megameggs says:

    Hear hear! No more C&P surgeries! (but can I please please please have my plastics already scheduled for May 4th? That doesn’t count does it?) 🙂

  3. justjil says:

    You are good Meg…elective surgeries are fine…lol

  4. Kim says:

    So glad to hear things went well for her! Though I must admit it does instil a small bit of fear in me for Tuesday as the one complication at .05% has to do with scar tissue. Then again, I don’t think I could handle belching for the rest of my life the way I have been the last 7 weeks. Not sexy at all!
    No, I guess I don’t want to forget my inner fat girl, but on the same token, I don’t like feeling like her again and with gimping around lately, I have been feeling like her!

  5. Kim H. says:

    The gallbladder surgery alone is really pretty easy – mine went even better than the RNY… but the strangulated intestine is SUPER scary! I am so glad to hear that she’s doing better!

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