This morning we head in for surgery… Angie is doing pretty well, but it’s a scary thing to be facing. She’s been resting well tonight, I’m very thankful for that! The kids are as well prepared as they can be, when Asher got into bed tonight he told me that he couldn’t wait for tomorrow- “it’s going to be the best day of my entire life!” He’s looking forward to an entire day with a babysitter, and going fishing. Go figure.
A quick look at our day, with apologies to anyone with any medical background at all… We will be at the hospital this morning at 7:30am to start preparing for surgery. Around 9am she’ll be given a shot of some sort of radioactive dye, which they will scan for later to see where they need to be looking during surgery. (One or more lymph nodes will come out and be checked to make sure the cancer hasn’t spread. This dye process tells them which nodes they need to be looking at) Surgery will start around noon and should last about 2 hours, followed by an hour or so in recovery, then hopefully I’ll see her again around 3ish. We’re anticipating coming home sometime on Tuesday.
And a few housekeeping bits:
- We’ve “outsourced” planning for baby-sitting and meals so that we (well, ok, Angie really) don’t have to think about it. Please contact Tina Johnson about meals and Elaina Carderelli or Jackie Prather about watching our kids.
- Obviously we’re not trying to keep this a secret, but we aren’t advertising it either. If you know of someone that you think would want to know what’s going on, feel free to let them know. Pass along this website address so they can keep up with us throughout Angie’s treatment.
- Pray! It goes without saying that this is hard on us, on our kids, our family, and on our friends. For your sake and ours… please continue to pray as we start down what is likely to be a long and dark road ahead.