Mrs. Monkey needs ya'll (in Off-topic)
December 14 2005 7:55 PM EST
I was going to wait until tomorrow night, but I'm so annoyed right now, I just need to walk away for a bit anyways.
Early Friday AM, I take Mrs. Monkey to the hospital for major reconstructive surgery (we're talking 6-8 hours under the knife, and many days in the hospital -extra because MS compromises her immune system), re-scheduled from September due to complications. I don't normally post stuff like this, but first a back-story -
3 weeks ago, a co-worker and friends husband had his knee reconstructed, very minor surgery compared to Mrs. Monkey's - he was out of the hospital the same day. 2 weeks ago, he died of a blood clot in his heart - a complication from the surgery - he was only 45.
I'm terrified about this right now, so whatever it is your own personal beliefs allow you to send, be it prayers, blessings, good karma, or just wishes of good luck, we'll take 'em all on Friday.
I'm going to be on CB very little for the next week or 2, so I'm going to leave my clan and log off now - I'm starting to get a little choked up.
Ya'll are the best, stay kind!
December 14 2005 7:56 PM EST
Best of Luck to you and yours.
I hope everything goes well.
December 14 2005 8:00 PM EST
Good Luck to you and the misses. My prayers go with you.
December 14 2005 8:01 PM EST
Hope it turns out all right Monkey. Best wishs to you and yours.
December 14 2005 8:02 PM EST
May the luck of the Fierce Invalids be with Mrs. Monkey!
Seriously, I hope that everything turns out well. Remember to stay positive! :)
December 14 2005 8:07 PM EST
i'll keep her in my prayers. best of luck
December 14 2005 8:11 PM EST
Good karma sent your way,
She will be in my prayers. I hope for the best.
December 14 2005 11:06 PM EST
Good luck, dude.
December 14 2005 11:48 PM EST
she'll be in my prayers, good luck.
Good luck, I hope and pray it turns out well.
Hope everything turns out like it is supposed to, Best of Luck.
Till further notice, she'll be in my prayers.
Best wishes on a fabulous outcome, for both of you. :)
I know how you feel, as my wife also had to go to hospital at end of November, and I had to bring her there again last week because of complications and from there to another hospital two days ago.
I wish you both good luck, and even if its hard, try to look positive at the coming days, it will help her a lot.
December 15 2005 4:17 AM EST
They always say luck is for losers, but I think luck is also for the people that really need it :)
I'll be thinking good thoughts about you 2 tomorrow, and I hope that all will be just fine :)
December 15 2005 4:36 AM EST
Best wishes. Fingers crossed for you and yours ;)
December 15 2005 7:31 AM EST
May God bless you and yours! :)
December 15 2005 7:40 AM EST
I hope all goes well for your wife tomorrow.
December 15 2005 7:42 AM EST
Same here! I'll light a candle for both of you! :)
December 15 2005 12:47 PM EST
I'll keep you in my prayers.
December 15 2005 7:28 PM EST
I just thought I'd check in quick, before dinner & bedtime - the alarm is going off at 4AM - hospital by 5:30AM :P
Thanks guys, you really are all fantastic, and we really appreciate it!!!
Good luck, I'm sure complications aren't that common
December 15 2005 10:31 PM EST
i hope everything goes well. good luck bud
December 19 2005 10:00 AM EST
Thanks guys, for all of your support and kind words :D
I don't have a lot of time, so a brief update:
2 hours into the surgery, a 3rd surgeon I hadn't met came to see me to get permission (I'm Mrs. Monkey's proxy) to remove a cyst they had found "the size of a football", a complication the other 2 surgeons hadn't expected. Including that, she was on the table for 6 hours. However, one by one, as they each finished their part, the surgeons all said it was very difficult, but it went very well.
She's in the hospital until at least Friday. They told her they would try to get her home by Christmas if everything went well with her recovery/healing, but made no promises. So, I'm averaging 12-15 hours a day in the hospital with her, and I'm too exhausted to do anything but sleep by the time I get home at night.
Well. I'm off to the hospital again now, but hopefully I'll be battling ya'll again this weekend if all goes well.
Thanks again for all of your support!!!
sorry that i didn't see this post until now. I wish her the best of luck. I'm sure she will be alright and you will return to fighting. Until that point stay positive :).
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