Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Brief personal news

A brief bit of personal news to say that my mother had the operation to remove her brain tumour today, and after 4 hours of surgery (and rather more of waiting), I heard that she came through it OK, and the surgeon is very happy with the outcome. Today feels like the longest day of my life...

9 comments:

Liz B said...

Thank you for letting us know. Your family will continue to be in my prayers -- I hope your mother continues to do well.

Mrs. Coulter said...

What a relief to read! I hope her recovery is quick and that the operation proves to have been a complete success.

Sheila said...

I'm so sorry, Michele; it must have been horrible for you, waiting like that. I'm glad to hear that she came through OK, and I hope she has a complete and speedy recovery.

Debbie G said...

You must be very relieved. I'm glad your mother's op went well, and know how stressful such things can be for _you_. Take care.

Michele said...

Thank you all. Yes it's a big relief that the operation is over and that Mum came though it OK. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed for a prompt and problem-free recovery as I know how much she hates being stuck in bed !

Little Willow said...

Good thoughts for her, for you, and for her loved ones.

Michele said...

Thanks Little Willow. I'm hoping to speak to Mum today...

Jen Robinson said...

So glad to hear that your Mom came through her surgery ok. I hope that the rest of her recovery goes quickly. I'll think good thoughts!

Michele said...

Thanks Jen. I've spoken with my Mum twice now. She sounds reasonably bright and cheerful, but very tired, although I suspect that my ringing her during visiting hours (a coincidence of timing on my part) hasn't helped. The surgeon has confirmed that the tumour has been completely removed, so we're waiting for the swelling to go down as that's affecting her right arm and leg, and the right side of her mouth.