Getting ready

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Getting ready

by obiewon on Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:10 PM

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Im getting ready for spine/ brain surgery. I need to know how to get ready for this. If I do not have this. I'll be paralyzed from the neck down. Hoping to be strong emotionally.

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by crayfish on Fri Jun 15, 2012 01:23 PM

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Hey obiwon.

I stopped and said a prayer for you and your medical team.

Please know that I understand the fears that go along with impending surgery. My husband had chemo, radiation and then a major surgery. We had our wimpy moments for sure but what got us through each procedure was  a strong sense of having to do these things so let's do them and be done with it. In that spirit I offer these cliches. Pardon if they don't strike you as serious enough for your situation and note that I was never fond of these expressions myself - they're pretty corny. But, with faith in God, they got us through.  

 Get 'er done! Just do it! Let's roll! You go, Boy!

So go for it, obiwon. And let us know when the surgery is - many here will be thinking of you and saying prayers.

God Bless -

Cray

RE: Getting ready

by obiewon on Sat Jun 16, 2012 02:17 AM

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On Jun 15, 2012 1:23 PM crayfish wrote:

Hey obiwon.

I stopped and said a prayer for you and your medical team.

Please know that I understand the fears that go along with impending surgery. My husband had chemo, radiation and then a major surgery. We had our wimpy moments for sure but what got us through each procedure was  a strong sense of having to do these things so let's do them and be done with it. In that spirit I offer these cliches. Pardon if they don't strike you as serious enough for your situation and note that I was never fond of these expressions myself - they're pretty corny. But, with faith in God, they got us through.  

 Get 'er done! Just do it! Let's roll! You go, Boy!

So go for it, obiwon. And let us know when the surgery is - many here will be thinking of you and saying prayers.

God Bless -

Cray

Haha I'm a girl!! What do I do though when my family isn't supportive! All of a sudden the phones aren't ringing. Do I give in? They don't want to believe what the doctors told me. Should I give in and just wait to see how bad I get so I don't "Ruffle feathers" Love Obie Yep im a girl When I was little I couldn't say Lorrie so it came out Obie. It stuck

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by MamaB on Sat Jun 16, 2012 03:03 AM

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Hi Lorrie,

I see where you are about to have your surgery.  I pray you have a good team of surgeons and will respond to the surgery with flying colors!

Have a long talk with God and ask Him to relieve you of your fears, give you strength to get through the surgery and confidence that He is there with you to keep you safe.

It is such a good feeling to be able to say, here I am Lord, I am in Your hands, please bring me through this.

I don't know what petty thing is going on between you and your family; whatever it might be, animosity does not pay off. 

Lorrie, I pray everything will turn out fine for you and you will be able to be up, out and around very soon.  Things to do and places to go.

Remember, a positive attitude is very important!

Prayers and blessins,

B

 

RE: Getting ready

by obiewon on Sat Jun 16, 2012 03:11 AM

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I am ready but I think others see that they will be inconvenienced. They want everything to go smooth. Sorry but this is brain and spine surgery. If my family isn't supportive I can't be positive because I have to worry about them. Right now I'm just pissed. Yea like I want this done. Feeling bad enough. I have the best doctors anyone could hope for. Obie

RE: Getting ready

by crayfish on Sat Jun 16, 2012 04:09 AM

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Lorrie - LOL - well then - you go, Girl! And Cray has been my family nickname since I was six (yikes - 54 years ago). A cousin couldn't say "Carol".

I don't know what to tell you about your family. My husband's family just dropped out on him. They couildn't handle it, I guess, and I've tried to be understanding but come on, buck up people. Michael was really hurt. My sisters and their husbands were there 100+% for him though. We all got real close - lots of love. I gave up on his family and don't have anything to do with them now. Sad. And there's so many posts on here about family not being there - I guess it's pretty common. That sucks. As if the cancer isn't enough stress.....

Why won't they believe you need surgery? Denial? I know we had an excellent oncologist and surgeon so we never questioned them. That will shock some on here but for Pete's sake, I'm a B+ art major who's cooking now for a living. Michael was a musician / singer. What the heck do we know? We had a lot of people giving advice based on what their brother or mother or somebody did and  I was also suppose to get on the Internet and do all this research. No thanks. We'll stick with one of the top ten oncologists in the Midwest and the world-reknowned surgeon. ( I take it your family members are not oncologists, etc.)

I would do anything I could to keep from being paralyzed from the neck down. They must be in denial. Love you much, no doubt, but in denial. Do what you have to do, Lorrie. Being pissed off sounds all right, too.  

Know that I will keep you in my prayers and that I (and others) will be here for you. Not the same as family, I know. I would still like to know the day of your surgey and be sure and get back with us as soon as you are well.

Peace - Cray 

RE: Getting ready

by obiewon on Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:18 AM

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My sister is really tired of hearing about the surgery. They want it to go smooth. Hell they have to pick up my skull and put it back in place. How do you predict anything will go well? Am I being selfish?? Or should I just die. I've lost more weight too. I'm very distraught because I've been yelling a lot. I can't comprehend having someone have to pick up my skull and put it back in place. But today I felt as if the skull dropped as I was getting in the car and the seat was lower than I thought and I heard a crunch.

RE: Getting ready

by tajit on Mon Jul 14, 2014 06:57 PM

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As an RN this are someof the things that patients have tried and seemed to actually work: Get them/you on as many prayer chains as possible- Jesus healed the leapers, blind, deaf even raised the dead, people have been known to get better with prayer even if they didn't know they were being prayed for. Star drinking sweet ascidophilis milk or take lactobacillius acidophilis pills/powder- when stressed the body kills off some of it's normal germs in the intestines-repopulated the intestines and helps patients recover faster...Drink a small glass of purple grape juice(Welches) in the morning and at night-antiviral, eat more berries-raspberries, blue berries, tart cherries etc..-anioxydents. If you can tolerate it try Thymic formula, when the body is stressed or senses trouble it quits producing some hormones to concentrate on what it feels is more important but the body still needs them, Thymic Formula replaces those lost hormones and allows the body to function more normally, watch comedies, tell jokes laugh- it is arobic for the body and the endorphins will ease pain and halp the body to just feel better....No smoking even around you -nicotine constricts the blood vessles and prevents the medicine and healthy blood from getting to the areas it's needed. Get low fat, no GMO's if possible, cut back on milk for a time especially if you are nauseous=milk is very harsh on the digestive track.....Hope this helps you! Love in Christ.

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