Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Countdown Begins... and Some Winners Are

I just wanted to let you all know that I passed stage 3 of 5 in my road to surgery and so the hard part remains, the surgery and recovery. I took all my tests yesterday and was there for about 2 1/2 hours.

I had to have 4 vials of blood drawn, a urine test, EKG and Chest XRay completed and sign all my paperwork, so I basically just show up on Thursday morning and I am ready to go. No delays.

I already have my prescription for post op pain meds and making sure that is filled prior to me coming home. So I leave here at 3:30am on Thursday morning to make it to the hospital by 5am for post op stuff. My surgery is set for 7:15am and the doctor told me it should only take about 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours to complete.

Then I sit in recovery for a couple hours before they take me to my room. If things go as planned I will be heading home after a brief overnight stay and should be home by Friday afternoon. I explained I do better recovering at home than by being in a hospital so when he feels comfortable discharging me, I am out of there.

The good thing is that my meds are being administered by hand pump which means I control my pain medication instead of having to wait for a nurse to come around. Steve will be with me and should update my blog when he knows anything. Please continue to your prayers for the following:
  • Rest the night prior to surgery
  • Surgery starts on time
  • Surgery goes smoothly with no complications to prevent it from not being completed laproscopicly
  • I can get to a room to recover quickly
  • I don't get sick from any of the medications
  • I can get a private room.
  • I can leave first thing Friday morning and be pain free with no complications from surgery!
Thank you in advance for all your heartfelt prayers, words of encouragement, support and well wishes. I hope to be talking to you all soon.

Now for the winners of the Heart of My Heart Book Giveaway and the three lucky winners chosen at random by Steve are:

Beth at At His Feet

Ladies, please forward me your mailing addresses and remember No P.O. Boxes or out of the country addresses except for Canada!

There is still a chance to win one of two giveaway book sets and that drawing will end on Saturday March 27th. I will also be launching another great book giveaway later today so watch for this one. It's another don't want to miss! Remember if you don't enter, you can't win!


Anonymous said...

Our Father who art in Heaven, I bow before you on this day and pray for Kat.
I pray that she will rest the night prior to her surgery.
I pray that her surgery starts on time.
I pray that the urgery goes smoothly with no complications to prevent it from not being completed laproscopicly.
I pray that she will get to a room to recover quickly.
I pray that she will not get sick from any of the medications.
I pray that she will get a private room.
I pray that she will leave first thing Friday morning and be pain free with no complications from surgery!

I pray this in your name Father.
I also ask that you will bless her abundantly and that your Healing Hand will touch her.

May Jesus Christ our Saviour be with her every moment and carry her when she is tired.

Thank you for hearing this prayer,

Greg C said...

I am surprised they are letting you stay overnight. When my son had his tonsils out he was home before he woke up from the medications. I will be praying for you Kat.

Just Be Real said...

Oh yes dear one, you have been in my prayers. Will continue throughout. (((((Kat)))))

Mari said...

Thanks for posting the planned schedule. It's nice to be able to pray accordingly. In a few days you will be well on the way to recovery!

Rita said...

Praying for you through this surgery. He is the great physician!

Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

My friend, you will most certainly be in my prayers. It was so wise of you to have everything ready to go so you don't have to worry about it all later when you aren't going to feel up to it.

Be strong my friend for your strength is in the Lord.

SusanD said...

Congrats to all the winners. Still praying here....for you there. Blessings, SusanD

RCUBEs said...

Keeping you in prayers...

Jane In The Jungle said...

I know today will be hard, anxiety and eagerness fo it to be "done"...all of it! Just hang in there, you will be fine, and go ahead and tell Steve thanks for the update :)

Danae Hudson said...

God is faithful!

And I know that this may sound silly...

But God, I pray that Kat gets popsicles or popcorn or something that seems small and silly but gives us a small comfort after her surgery.

I wasn't in a private room at my surgery, but my roommate was actually a nurse and so she talked with me at 3am when we couldn't sleep and actually got us popsicles and watched TV together. And it really helped being alone that night. So I pray that God gives you popsicles and laughter after your surgery!

LV said...

I do hope and pray whatever they are going to do works and you will no longer have to suffer as you have. Try keeping a positive attitude. You are strong and will be fine. Hang in there.

Down On The Farm said...

Lord Jesus. Be with my sister. Father you know all. Watch over and protect her. Encourage and strengthen her. Let her feel Your mighty hand in a fresh way in her life. In Jesus name. Amen.

Andrea said...

Continuing to storm the heavens on your behalf, sweet friend.

Congratulations to the winners of the book.

Hugs, andrea

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Keeping you in my prayers. It will be so wonderful to have this behind you. This has been a long journey.

Congratulations to the winners!

Deborah Ann said...

Kat, thank you for listing your specific prayer needs! I just prayed for each one, and I asked Father to give you an extra dose of grace, and a swift recovery. Love you, sis! I'll be praying the next few days too...

Girly Muse said...

Thanks for letting us know exactly what to pray about~ it really does give perspective to your needs and concerns.

Love you!

Wendi said...

I will be thinking of you and praying for you!

Anonymous said...

I will be praying and sending you tons of healing energy. :)

christy rose said...

I will be praying for you all day tomorrow! You are going to come through this with flying colors! Well wait a minute, what does flying colors mean anyways!! Oh I do not know. But I just know that you are going to feel like a new woman when this is all over. And I am so excited for you.

and I am excited for me too. Thanks for doing all of these giveaways lately. Your generous heart is such a blessing!

Skoots1moM said...

CONTINUAL PRAYER coming your way...we're so ready for you to be out of pain :)

Saleslady371 said...

It sure does look like order and peace are all around you like I've been praying. I'm believing for a good report for you, sweetie pie!

Beth E. said...

I'm agreeing with you in prayer, Kat. Big HUGS! :-)

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I pray the surgeon's hands and mind have all the knowledge in the world and that the surgery be swift and sure.
In HIS own son's name,

Denise said...

Congrats to the winners. I am holding you in my prayers.