Vee, I am so happy you are on the last leg of your post op journey. Being d/c'd from the hospital to the rehab facility is a miracle in itself considering where you were 2 weeks ago tonight. That is the past..now we all look to the future dear friend. Keep going and going and going..just like the energizer bunny!
Love you, Helen
Sounds like Vee is getting closer to being her old self. It is good to see her walking in the hallway. I'm glad Nita arrived safely to continue assisting with her care. Maybe the other chest tube will be removed soon and she can move forward in her rehab. Just get her to eat whatever she wants. Give her some cheese and crackers! Love y'all.
Vee, I am so happy to learn of your progress and I enjoyed talking to you last night on the phone. A week ago I wasn't sure I'd ever hear "hey sweetheart" from you again. I knew God had you in His hands but I was scared to believe your survival after Tuesday's marathon surgery and then the emergency surgery. Thankfully I was wrong. Your progress is amazing. Before long you'll be leaving the hospital for some much needed reconditioning and then back home..Just amazing. Take care dear friend. You will stay in my thoughts and prayers. Love you bunches..Helen
I'll try again. My first post hung up somewhere. Vee, I am so pleased with your progress. To be d/c'd from ICU in less than a week after your horrendous surgery is amazing. Thank God for giving your team the knowledge and expertise to get you better. Keep up the good work. Hope you get a room soon. I love all of you!
Good morning Grandma! You know that is what I will always call you. Although you have been more like a mother, sister, and great friend to me. I am glad to hear thar your stubbornness has gotten you to this point in your recovery. Some of the special ones at MSC have been asking about you, and Dr. Warren, Karen, and Cheryl have all been praying for you. Dr. Espy wants to know when you can come back and scrub with him...I told him it may be a couple of weeks, but I am sure you would love to. I know I am late is saying this, but Happy Birthday. Steve and I will see you this week, as long as you aren't giving the staff there too much grief and they allow you visitors. Stay well Grandma, and the Baileys is on the way. I love you sweetheart. Marcia
Happy Birthday Vee. I told Cindy to sing to you for me, but I bet she didn't. I haven't seen a post tonight, so I am assuming you have had a good day especially being off the vent. I know Cindy is happy to be with you. Hope you have a good night. I'll hear from Cindy tomorrow. Love ya. Helen
Hey Vee. Happy early Birthday by 9 minutes. It is 11:51pm Jan 11,2013. I just read Cindy's update and pleased to hear of your progress. Cindy is chomping at the bit to be there. She may even borrow your broom and forget the plane to fly faster, cause your broom has extra power. If you don't get up out of that bed I'm going to tell the girls what Dr. Bob Matthew said about you when you had surgery many years ago. You know what I'm referring to. You almost killed him when you heard of his comments. Rest easy my dear friend. Let the team continue their work to get you better. Don't give them a hard time. Love you, dear friend.
Have you felt any cracker crumbs in your bed yet?? Oh, the memories we share!
Alright Vee, you've been laying around for 4 days now. It's about time you are waking up and recognizing the world around you. It has been touch and go all week but as I said earlier God still has work for you to do and he is not ready for another angel just yet. You keep those nurses on their toes. From all I hear you have received excellent care from your docs, nurses and everyone and you damn well deserve it. GO GAL!!!!!
Alright Vee, you follow those nurses orders. My God, during your career you ordered patients around like a drill sargeant! Don't p---them off. I am giggling as I write this because I know you will giggle too when you read it. You go girl!! Keep them on their toes and be thankful for the team of doctors, nurses and ancillary personnel who are caring for you. They are angels doing God's work just as you and I did during our nursing careers. Love you and the girls.
I'm so glad you added me to your mom's journal notifications. I have been and will continue to pray for her recovery from this life-saving surgery. I know you girls have been through the wringer with the drama of surgery day! I just pray that God will empower and heal her, and guide her doctors and nurses to the best of their abilities. Prayers and thoughts are with all of you!
I am amazed to see this journal. Although I have spoken to or talked to Cindy throughout this surgical adventure, I wish I were there to sit at your bedside and hold your hand and talk about the "good old days". When you live your life as an operating room nurse, it is never the same when you are on the receiving end of the surgical team's care. I thank God you had a great surgical team with you throughout this ordeal. I would have been happy to have been a scrub nurse during your surgery. Listen to me, old gal! We need you up and going again. We have things to do and places to see and people to talk to. I WILL see you after you recover from this drastic surgery. I'll get through the Atlanta traffic one way or the other. You and the girls and the "outlaws" are constantly in my prayers. Hang in there old friend and get better soon. Love y"all..Helen
Hey Vee-boo! Ken and I are praying for you daily for a successful recovery so we can get back to our margarita dinners!! (Ken being the DD :). We miss you and can't wait to hear your giggles of mischief soon. We love you and know our loving God has you surrounded with his peace and glory, and is strengthening your family. All is well.
Love you Joni