March 7th 2008 09:25 pm

A Long Day…

It’s been a long day, but all in all it’s been a good day.  We can now look forward to healing and getting back to our lives without the big, dark cancer cloud hanging overhead.  Thanks to everyone who’s been so supportive throughout this whole ordeal.  We love you sooo much.

It’s about 10 min to 9:00pm and I just figured out that there is an extra cat5 high speed internet port in our room, so I thought I’d get on my laptop and give a more complete update about the days events.  Twitter is nice, but it doesn’t reach as many people and there’s no room for detail.   – Quick sidenote about the Encouragement Page before I move on.  Of all the days for it to happen, the Anti-spam picture functionality failed yesterday on our web site.  This prevented many of you from posting yesterday and I apologize for that.  I was able to replace it with a simple math question as the anti-spam measure, but it seems like those nasty spam bots are sly enough to get past it once in a while and get a spam posting up there.  I’ll try to get rid of them as quickly as I can, but I had to decide to either take it down totally to prevent spam or keep it up and deal with the spam for now.  I opted for keeping it up there.  I know Monica loves to see new posts and it really makes a difference in keeping her spirits up.  Hopefully I’ll get a chance in the near future to fix the “weird letter” anti spam measure and put things back to normal.

Well, my eyes are feeling droopy and it’s only 9:00pm now.  Monica is half awake but enjoying the movie “Sweet Home Alabama” that a friend brought for her to watch.  Chick flicks and chocolate are two of Monica’s favorite home spun remedies. 🙂 

Anyways, for those that are interested in the days detailed events, here’s my attempt and recalling them.  Part 1:
The day started early.  We got to the hospital at 5:30am and saw the nurse right away.  They took us to a double room that we shared with an older lady who was sleeping.  We heard that this new building at the hospital had a lot of single new rooms so we were a bit disappointed that she would be sharing one, but at least it was a nice room and it had a little bench/bed (not to be mistaken with a sofa bed… definitely more like a bench…) By 6:30am my grandma and aunt joined us to keep us some company and it served to be a good distraction for both Monica and I as we anxiously waited for pre-op.  We didn’t expect for the doctor to see Monica until 7:30am, but they called her in early at 7:00am.  “Great,” I thought.  We were ahead of schedule and I couldn’t wait to see Monica out of the OR with the surgery behind her.  It turns out that thought was premature….

As the nurse aids wheeled her away my grandma, aunt, and I decided to go across the street to Marie Calendar’s for breakfast.  On our way out I saw one of the doctors I know from my medical billing company job rushing toward the hospital building in a fast paced, focused stride.  I said hello to him and he gave me a big hug and said he was on his way to see Monica to pray for her before she went in to surgery.  He’s never even met Monica!  The day’s blessings had begun.  We let him go so he could get to her before she was sedated, and we headed for breakfast.


3 Responses to “A Long Day…”

  1. wendideetz on 07 Mar 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    I am inspired by love and your love can move mountains.
    I am inspired by commitment and your commitment to each other inspires me.
    I am inspired by courage and you two seem to possess it in abundance.
    I am inspired by strength and there is no question of your endurance and resolve and will.
    I am inspired by parents and your deep focus on Kai throughout all of this reminds me how lucky he is to have this precise Mommy and Daddy.
    I am inspired by community and what happens when we all find a common purpose of love and prayer.
    I am inspired by words and writing and the gifts you have given us all by taking the time to put it all down here.
    I am inspired by our bodies and their amazing capacity to heal.
    I am inspired by God and the infinite wisdom of the Universe. I am inspired to let go and let God, so to speak.
    I am inspired by sharing, by the way one person’s experience can be transforming for all of us when we let ourselves out into the open and are brave enough to share.

    I am so, so, so inspired by you. Monica, Sol, Kai, my love, thoughts and prayers, like so many others, are with you. I am so happy you feel it, too.

  2. on 08 Mar 2008 at 8:30 am #

    Thank you Sol, for letting us know how you both are doing. God brought you both to mind SO OFTEN yesterday…and already very early this morning. I too am glad that the surgery is behind you both. Chick flicks & chocolate are the BEST REMEDY Monica!! I did the same thing last night!! May Jesus continue to keep you wrapped in His love. May you both really sense His presence with you today. Love Dave & Kathy

  3. RenaeHerbTolbert on 08 Mar 2008 at 5:00 pm #

    Monica, Sol, and Kai,
    Sooooo glad that this part is finally over. What a journey you have been on. I will continue to pray for a quick recovery! God is good all the time!
    In Him,
    Renae and Herb

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