Thursday, March 25, 2010

Stage 4 almost complete!

Hi everyone,

This is Kat's husband Steve writing a quick note to let everyone know that Kat is still in surgery and I have not heard anything yet. Once I hear from the doctor on how she is doing and that the surgery is over I will let you know. We prayed with the doctor before they took her in to the OR so she felt much better after that. Surgery started about a half hour late so I am just waiting in the lobby now as I write this to let you all know what the status is.

Please feel free to comment if you would like to send her a letter or a card in the mail and I will get you our address if you comment with your email address. If you would like to put her prayer button on your site please see my blog at It is located on the right side bar of my blog.

Thank you and God Bless.


Just a few minutes after letting you know that she was in surgery, her doctor came out and let me know that the surgery was very successful and that he was able to just do the Hysterectomy via laparoscopically. There was a lot of endometriosis on the left side which was causing all of her pain and the doctor was able to remove without any real problems. So she is in recovery now for the next two hours.

So the surgery was a success and now for the road to recovery or "stage 5" as Kat says. I will edit this post again once I talk to her and find out how she is doing. Thank you God for being such a wonderful God and letting me have her for a while longer!

Thank you and Keep the Faith!

2nd Update after surgery

Okay it is approx 11:45 am and the nurse came out to say that Kat is awake now but in quite a bit of pain so they are keeping her in the recovery area a while longer to watch her and to try to get the pain level down to where she is comfortable. The doctor did say that there would be some pain as it took some time to get all of the endometriosis out and that is was a delicate procedure. Father, please work your wonder as only you can to help heal Kathy's pain while recovering. Your will and loving hand come down and touch her to heal her wounds at her time of need. I am so thankful God that you are with her during this time and may your will be done. In Jesus name, Amen!

Once again I will keep this blog updated so keep checking throughout the day to see how she is doing.

Bless you all

2:15 pm and all is well
Kat has been moved to a hospital room now and is a little more comfortable. She was hooked up to a pain monitor that will give her doses of pain meds if she feels the pain coming back. She just had a small liquid lunch with some jello and water. It looks as if the pain meds are kicking in which is a good thing so she is going in and out of sleep right now and that is what she needs to recover. She has been light hearted and smiling as much as she can even though she is very tired and still in pain.
Her brother stopped by which made her feel good and they talked for while while he visited. Her Dad might stop by if he gets a chance to visit and I hope that he will so they can start to mend their relationship. She is sleeping now as much as she can (of course being in a hospital is not the best place to get rest!) so I am trying to keep quiet while typing this. I feel so good to know that it is over and she can start to recover and not deal with the severe pain she has been in for so many months. I love her so much and it is comforting watching her sleep.
I think this will be the last post for the day, so I will try to update you tomorrow morning on when she was able to go home and really get some well deserved rest. Thank you all again for all of the wonderful gift of commenting and God for my wonderful wife.
Signing off now,
Stage 5 started!
Friday afternoon and Kat is home!
I just wanted to let everyone know that Kat was checked out from the hospital this afternoon at 12:30 pm. So now for the lovely ride home! The Good news, Kat is ready to go home in the rental minivan thinking it would be smoother than our Saturn sedan. I guess the plan was that she would have a more comfortable ride back home. The Bad News, so much for thinking that the minivan would be helpful as the hospital was an hour and a half away from our house. Let's just say that by the time we got home she wasn't very quote "happy". I will keep silent about the rest of what was said lol. Of course I am sure she was in so much pain that there wasn't much she could do except endure the ride. She is asleep in bed now so I am praying that she feels better aftersome sleep.
I have to go get her prescription filled in a bit for her pain. The doctor gave her Percoset? I think that is how it is pronounced. She took some this morning just before 8am and said that it seemed to work well. So please keep praying for her as she is still in a large amount if pain after the lovely trip home. Doctor said to monitor her temp if she does not feel well and if it goes over 101 to call the hospital, we just took her temp earlier and it is 99.5 so we will watch it closely over the next few days. I will come back and post a new post tomorrow to keep you updated. Until then God Bless all of you and may God continue to watch over Kat and may he heal her quickly with his touch.


RCUBEs said...

Bro. Steve, thank you for the update. This whole morning, upon waking up, sister Kat first came to mind. I had been praying for her. And even when i was outside pulling some weeds. I know she is in Good Hands. But I'm praying that she will also have a quick recovery and that her life is restored in Jesus' Name. Take care of yourself, too! God bless.

Anonymous said...

I am lifting Kat up to the LORD knowing that He hears, sees, and is using the surgeon's hands to heal Kat. Thank you for the update. Praying with the doctor is a gift as there is such an assurance when the doctor prays too.
May the LORD watch over you too, Steve.
~ linda

SusanD said...

Rejoicing with you and praising God at this awesome news. Thanks for the update. Please give her a hug from me. Blessings, SusanD

Thena said...

Such awesome news. God is good, all the time.

RCUBEs said...

Thank you for letting me know in your comment. Glory to God! The Giver of good gifts! Tell sister Kat we love her and we're here with her in Spirit! Eat! bro. Steve...yes, lunch!!! :) And get something to drink!

Warren Baldwin said...

Thanks for the update. Continuing to remember her in prayer.

Skoots1moM said...

jumped over to leave a prayer and read he GREAT news...
Lord, send your calming spirit, Your arm is NOT too short...wrap Kat in Your steadfast arms and give her rest and recuperation, while making her PAIN FREE. Thank you for Steve's being there by her side and helping give her his wonderful strength. Thank you for the doctors and nurses who are caring for her at this critical time and the gifts you've given each of them for healing. Be with the entire family as she comes home to grow stronger and become her best in You.
Amen and Amen

Danae Hudson said...

God is so good to us! :)

Beth Herring said...

So thankful for God's hand upon Kat during the surgery! Praise His Holy name.... Now, she can begin to heal and feel so much better!

Love you, Kat - thanks for the update, Steve.


Amy said...

Oh such wonderful news, she's been on my mind throughout the day. Now she must JUST REST :) Praise God!! Blessings!

Darcie said...

Thank you so much for updating us on our dear Kat! Glad to hear she is out of surgery and Stage 5 is close at hand. Please give her a hug for me and let her know I am praying.

Keep strong yourself...I know it is tiring on all involved.


Steve, Thank You so very much for updating about Kat. Please tell her that I am thinking about her and lifting her up in prayer. I pray that her pain will be gone and she will feel great, very soon. I'll keep checking in with you. Love you Kat. Get well soon my friend, Much Love, Audrey

Heckety said...

Thank you so much for keeping us all posted on Kat's progress- I'd resigned myself to not knowing anything for a few days.
I'm soooo glad it went well with the lari-whatsit and that they did what they needed to do first time in. When Kat is compus mentus she too will be very relieved I should think.
Holding yez all up as you plough through this week, and I'l put something in the mail for Kat tomorrow.
Thank you!

Edie said...

I haven't been able to do much blog visiting but saw that Kat was having surgery today. Wanted to come by and let you know I was praying.

I'm so glad it went well and that there is finally going to be an end to the pain you have been enduring Kat.

Praying for quick recovery without complications.

Much love to you!

Unknown said...

That's wonderful news, Steve. Thank you so much for keeping us updated.

So happy that the doctor was able to get to what has been causing so much pain. Now comes stage 5.

I'm continuing to pray for her.

Saleslady371 said...

Hi, Steve:
I just checked in and am praising God with you for Kat's good report! I've been praying this morning and praying for the surgeon. Thank you for keeping us "in the know" and taking excellent care of your sweetie! I have the button.

Mari said...

I had to work today so was unable to check this till now, but was praying.
I'm so happy to hear it's done and went well. Now praying for healing and relief of pain!

Debbie Petras said...

How kind of you to keep us updated. Please let Kat know her blogging friends are praying for her. I had severe endometriosis and after my hysterectomy, I can say that I've never felt better. So, I'm praying that once the initial pain following surgery is over that she will feel much better.


LV said...

Thank you so much for keeping us informed. She is a special friend and lady I have great respect and admiration for. I am so thankful the surgery went well, and feel sure she is on the road to a better life.

Anonymous said...

Praising God for His work in Kat, for His healing touch and love. We will keep her and you and the family in prayer for healing of many types. Praise be the LORD.
~ linda

Mich said...

Just got back, and discovered what was going on. Praying for you friend!

Loren said...

Oh Steve!!! I am sooo thankful to read your words! I just know she is going to be like a whole new woman! I know when I had endometriosis I could not even walk from the house to the mailbox without Severe pain! But having the hysterectomy it was gone and stayed gone!!!
Hug her for me and tell her I love her so much! So happy she is resting and her family is supporting her by coming by! God is in every bit of this isn't HE!! Praying for you as well Steve...thank you so much for keeping us so closely updated!
Gonna go praise God now :) do the dooda dance for my friend!!!
Love to you guys!!

Denise said...

Praise God for taking care of her, thanks for all the updates. Give her my love, and telling she remains in my prayers.

He & Me + 3 said...

Praise the Lord. I have been praying. God is so good. Praying that she gets to come home and recover at home quickly.

Beth E. said...

Praising GOD for Kat's successful surgery!

Please give her a gentle hug from me, and let her know that I'm praying for her quick and complete recovery.

Yay, God!

Anonymous said...

Praising God for this news. Been praying and am so grateful that Kat is over the surgery part. Especially grateful she was able to have it laproscopically. Makes it easier but still much surgery was done on the inside, so I know it will take quite a while to heal.

What a blessing you are to read. Your love pours forth in your words and your prayer for your precious wife.

May God restore her to health quickly so she can enjoy life again. She's a blessing to all who have her in our feeders. hariette petersen

Rita said...

Wonderful, wonderful news. We have a mighty big God who answers prayer! Thanks for letting us know.

Samantha said...

Such good news ! Thank you for the update, so glad all went well.
God is so good, will continue to pray for her during her recovery.

Steph T. said...

Great news!! Praying for a speedy recovery!!

The Red Brick Farmhouse said...


Lifting you all up in prayer!


Dogmom Diva said...

Thank you Steve for the update, I would love to send her a email is you could email me your addy I would love to send one..I am going to come up your way to meet her soon, we live near Palm Springs..

give her lots of hugs, and I am soo glad they were able to do the Hyst via much easier recovery..she will be hurting for a few more days, I have been through this 11 years ago!


Skoots1moM said...

praying everyone gets good sleep and rest...may she be able to go home tomorrow :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Thank you Steve that is wonderful news. I pray that after the pain of having surgery is gone that all the other pain is completely gone.
Tell her Hello and that I am thinking about her.

Greg C said...

Thanks for the update Steve. I knew she could do it. Tell her that pushing that little button over and over does nothing once you reach your maximum dose. Nice try Kat. :) Lots of hugs coming your way today.

Greg C said...

Thanks for the update Steve. I knew she could do it. Tell her that pushing that little button over and over does nothing once you reach your maximum dose. Nice try Kat. :) Lots of hugs coming your way today.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow - that is wonderful news Steve! Thank you so much for updating us!

Please tell Kat that she is in my thoughts and prayers and I know that God is hearing each one of these prayers that are especially for her!

God bless both of you

petrii said...

Kat, You hang in there my sister!! I love you so. What a blessing and joy you are to the blog world. Looking forward to hearing more of what God is showing you through this trial. You are a beautiful lady!!

Steve, thank you for the updates. Take good care of Precious Kat.

Have a Blessed day,

Girly Muse said...

Thank you, Lord!! What a relief. Will continue praying for the recovery process. Thanks so much for keeping us updated.

LisaShaw said...

Thank you for the update and I continue to keep precious Kat in prayer. Blessings...


Steve and Kat:

May you feel the love of Christ surrounding you in prayer even now - a day later when the pain may still be present.

I pray that Christ will bear your pain now - even as He did for us on the Cross.

BIG {{HUGS}}!!!
Choosing JOY, Stephanie
JESUS ONLY in 2010

Just Be Real said...

I am late in reading these updates. So very sorry Kat. But, I have been praying. Blessings dear! So glad all is well!

Thena said...

Praying for a quick recovery. Thank you for the updates. Now ya'll both can rest better at home.

Sandra said...

I'm late reading these updates but she's been on my mind all week long. I'm SO glad she's home and resting and recovering now, Percocet is good, it should help her with the pain.

Thank you for updating us all and let her know that we're thinking of her.

Loren said...

Steve....thanks for the latest update and glad she is home in her own bed and praying you both will find sweet rest! Just keep her drugged LOL but seriously my DH set the alarm (even at night time) to give me my meds so we were always on top of the pain....if you don't stay on top of it it is sooo hard to get back under control!

Praying for you both!

Beth E. said...

I've had Kat on my mind. Please give her some gentle hugs from me, and let her know that I'm praying!

You're a sweet hubby to take such good care of her! :-)

Crown of Beauty said...

Thanks for this detailed update.

I am continuing to keep Kat in my prayers.


Joyce said...

Oh, I'm so happy to read all your updates and hear that things went well. I know Kat is glad to be home! I'll continue to keep her in my prayers...take care.

Hugs from Joyce