Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Final Surgery-Day Update

This is what I sent out to the 28 folks on my "Friends of Amy" email group.....

The picture shows Steph, Michele and I visiting Amy tonight (the day of her surgery). She explained that the pain she is feeling is different from what she's experienced in her neck - more in her back, which gives me a great deal of encouragement that the surgery did what it was supposed to and the pain she is feeling is a result of the invasion on her body and not a continuation of the same old discomfort/pain she's had for so long. In fact, she was pleased to report that her grip strength is already stronger - and as we touched her feet - she now is more ticklish again - an area she had obviously lost sensation as time had gone on. Not that one rejoices in being more ticklish - but I'd say that is a VERY good thing!

She was in outstanding spirits - and feels a tremendous amount of hope now. She knows the next 6 weeks will be a trial - as swallowing is indeed an issue right now - and will be until the swelling subsides - but the anxiety over the surgery itself is gone and that is very big.

Once again, can't thank you all enough. This show of support is so profound, I feel honored to be a part of it all.


Stephietoo said...

We love you Amy. I am so glad that we got to see you not only before you went into surgery, but tonight, as well.

Thanks, Steph, for all the updates. You are an amazing friend!

Growin' with it! said...

WHOOP whoop! so grateful to hear such fabulous news. look at all that love surrounding her! ☺

sara said...

I am so glad to hear it went well!!