Monday, April 10, 2006

The past few Monday Memories have been leading up to this. I've talked about numerous operations I've had due to my diseases/illnesses and my symptoms.

Today I am having Bilateral Greater Occipital Neurectomy. Basically the surgeon is going to cut both sides of the nerve that runs from the spinal column to the brain in hopes of relieving some of the pain I endure on a daily basis. There is a 70% chance this operation will work, but if it is not successful I can then have stimulators put on the nerve. (The reason I didn't opt for the stimulators first is because it requires additional operations to change the batteries. And. I'm so over having surgery. after. surgery.)

I ask for your prayers. That this operation will help me, and my quality of life will improve. I just want to play pitch and catch with Jacob. Or toss around a football in the backyard. I want to spend all day playing with him. Whatever he wants. Even if it's just a simple game of Rummy. I want to go to his baseball games and not hurt for days afterward. I want to live. Without pain.

Pray for my family and my Jacob. Pray for the surgeon and the nurses. Pray that the anesthesiologist is able to mix the right medications so I don't get sick. And don't forget to thank God for His goodness and mercy.

A friend is going to update you on my condition. She's been sick... but hopefully she will be feeling better and can keep you informed. And I'm hoping I'll be feeling well enough to do so on my own! Until then...


God's Wonderful Grace

Just as sure as the stars in Heaven
Shine forth in the darkness of night,
We can rely on the love of God
To carry us through our plight.

Just as sure as the sun each morning
Gives of its light through the day
We can know that we have God's presence
No matter what comes our way.

We may not have all the answers
To the many trials we face,
But on one thing we can always rely-
We are kept by God's wonderful grace.

Olive B. Elvin

36 Comments:

Blogger FrogLegs said...

I will. Tonight, tomorrow, and the days following. Prayers for everyone in the room with you, your son, you, your parents- all your loved ones and friends. You *WILL* be one of the 70% that it works for. You . Will. {{prayers}}

10:57 PM  
Blogger Libragirl said...

I will be thinking about you today and tomorrow and whenever and always. I know it will work for you and the first time you can run with Jacob, you will be laughing at how silly you were to wait.

I'll be around.

And yes, I am still in the happy new house phase. A lot. But I am also in the freaking out packing the old place up phase.

11:38 PM  
Blogger Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Kimmy--I think about you and how you live with pain all the time. I know that this surgery is going to be great for you.

I will definitely keep you in my prayers and thoughts, and I know that this will be a good thing.

You're attitude is admirable, and I am excited for you to begin your new pain free life!

Hugs, love and chihuahua kisses

12:42 AM  
Blogger ...jus me said...

With God all things are possible.
I will be praying Kimmy! God is the great physician and He alone can do this. I pray that He will guide the doctor's hands and those of the assistants, technicians, and nurses too, not to mention the anesthesiologist. Oh Kimmy I pray this surgery works for you. You and Jacob need some time to be able to play and rough and tumble without pain interferring!
In my prayers, Tari

4:43 AM  
Blogger Suz said...

Big Hugs To You!

You are always in my Thoughts & Prayers, But today you and all that are involved in your life and with this surgery will also be in my Thoughts & Prayers.

I Hope & Pray that all goes smoothly for you today and that you are in that 70%.

I see that you are hopeful and so am I for you!

Hugs Suz

7:28 AM  
Blogger Mindless Dribbler said...

My thoughts are with you Kimmy. You've already endured way too much.

Look forward to hearing from YOU on your progression.

8:14 AM  
Blogger LadyBugCrossing said...

Hey - Keep your chin up!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
xo
LBC

8:40 AM  
Blogger novaks8 said...

I've already been praying for you (and cmhl who is also having surgery) but I will continue.

Love ya!

9:33 AM  
Blogger Lazy Daisy said...

Got your back babe...everyone in the OR is prayed up today. Good thoughts and wishes for a quick and speedy recovery with no pain!

9:34 AM  
Blogger Shelli said...

You know how I feel, Kimmy. I think I have said it all. I just said a little prayer for you, with you. (Because this post seemed like a prayer in itself and I know God is listening.) I hope to "see" you tonight when I get home from work!

10:24 AM  
Blogger Reverberate58 said...

Oh Kimmy I will pray for you. I hope this is the answer to your prayers for less pain. I will send thoughts of wellness to you and your friend.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Chana said...

Oh Kimmy, i wish you health and strength and love and painless days and tossing ball with Jacob and long walks and Jacob beating you in Rummy...I wish i had special powers...I wish all our hopes and dreams for you come true...I love you and i love Jacob. He is such a strong, lovely boy...It will be ok. GOd is with you all. Peace my sweet.

11:46 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

my prayers are with you...all things are possible through God for those who believe.

I'll be looking forward to hearing how you're doing...

1:33 PM  
Blogger Paisley said...

Kimmy! Kimmy! Kimmy!!!!

I will pray for you. I hope that everything works out for you. You are so brave and wonderful. Please know that there are so many people out there (which, strangely, you have never met in person) that care a great deal for you.

You are an amazing, strong, brave woman.

Good luck and I hope I'll be saying congratulations soon.

big kiss and a huge bear hug!

1:34 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Kimmy, I'll send a prayer or two up for you. Get better really soon. This surgery is going to WORK!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

kimmy - you'll be in my thoughts and prayers. i hope that all goes well and that you come out of it feeling better than you did going in. that's the best thing we can ask for, right?
praying for you,
emily

3:40 PM  
Blogger Bar Bar A said...

I have been praying and will continue to do so .... you, Jacob and your family are in my thoughts & prayers. I will check back later. Wish I could give you a hug sweetie!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Kimmy!
I pray for you and all involved. I really hope you get well soon and all goes smoothly. I am so sorry that you have had to experience such rough trials regarding your health for so long. Ugh. You seem so strong. Don't know how you do it.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Marv said...

Kimmy..bless your heart and yours!
I am and definitely will continue to pray for you!!!!! keep us posted!!!

7:51 PM  
Blogger Mama Kelly said...

may the Divine bless you with a swift recovery and results that far exceed your hopes

8:05 PM  
Blogger Killired said...

omg... prayers your way for sure... sounds like a scary operation. i hope all turns out well for you!!!! god bless!

9:24 PM  
Blogger It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Kimmy, I am praying that you will be fine and back to your ole' blogging self really really soon. I will be praying for you and for your son..Also my son is NOT married!! Sandy
Remember to just trust God

10:28 PM  
Anonymous Shirley Buxton said...

God's blessings and guidance on all.

Shirley

10:54 PM  
Blogger Denial said...

You are in my prayers for sure!

12:09 AM  
Blogger TheMartins said...

Sorry I am late reading this! I am so praying that all went great yesterday and you are back to normal soon. Please keep us updated when possible!

Held close in thought and prayers!!

11:43 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Good luck! I'm thinking about you and praying for the best. Take care.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Virenda said...

My thoughts are with you. Love you kimmy and you know I'm thinking about you and hoping that things work out the way they should. Can't wait to hear from your friend.

2:03 PM  
Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

May your operation be successful. May the doctors have good and skillful hands to operate on you successfully.
My prayers will be with you till all this is over.

12:30 AM  
Blogger WendyWings said...

I am late but definitely thinking of you and will be looking for updates.

3:21 AM  
Blogger Chaotic Mom said...

You are on the TOP of my prayer list.

FYI, we're looking at something similar to this for one of my sons. Something I don't blog about but wanted to tell you and share my support for you, too.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Many P&PT, darling...will be thinking of you

9:28 AM  
Blogger Faith said...

Hoping everything is going well. Keeping you in my prayers.

2:52 PM  
Blogger The Joker said...

SnickerDOODLE,

My name is Chadd Stoops my best friend from 6th grade Andrew Putman-Nelson said your sight was pretty cool... It is very cool. That poem is amazing. It realy encouraged my day. Are you a Christian?

I've just stated my sight. I was wondering if you wouldn't mind taking a look sometime.

Hope to talk to you soon

Chadd - a.k.a "The Joker"

6:26 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Wow, I had no idea! I'm praying for you!

7:24 AM  
Blogger Ocean Lady said...

I hope all goes well for you Kimmy!!! ((()))

10:41 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Good luck Kimmy. I was searching blogs for spinal stimulators and came onto yours. I am having a stim put in in June for low back and leg pain. I have pain all over but that's where it is the worst most of the time. I know how you feel about multiple surgeries..been there done that. The stims last 9 years now because they have rechargable batteries. If you want to check out a great stim group check out health.groups.yahoo.com/group/stimulator. The people are great for sharing and caring. Take care. My blog is at ambeon.blogspot.com if you want to know more about me.

8:06 PM  

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