Sunday, February 10, 2008

latest on surgery and stuff

Hi, all,
Here is the poop on the surgery:
Monday January 11
pre-op stuff 8-9
surgery 9-10:30
recovery room 10:30-12:00 --then discharged

We are staying at the Residence Inn in Grand Rapids--room 722, phone 616-957-8111.
Because of the horrendous weather we thought it best to get to GR tonight. Deb drove us all in the Trailblazer-what a gal. The gal from Florida drove all of us Michiganders. She was and is awesome!! It took two hours.....yikes.

Deb, Annie, Jon, Bella and I are in a 2 br suite and my dad and stepmom are next door. It is a very nice place.
We will also be staying here tomorrow night, because I have to be seen by the doctor again
on Tuesday morning-easier to just hang here.

I wish I had the words to tell you how much I appreciate and love you guys who have been holding me in your arms through all of this. I feel your prayers.
Next time I see you, I will have one less eye but I have a feeling that I will see you all even better than I ever did before. funny.
as Carolyn said-see you on the flip side!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Claudia, Nathan filled me in late last week on your news. I was overwhelmed for you, but I KNOW that you are going to come out of this just fine, and in some respects, better. I have a card for you, but have had trouble finding your address. I finally pulled a few strings and I think I've got it. Are you on Hollywood Drive? I hope so, because that's where your card is going.
Gades, I hope this message gets to you. You're my first blog. Virgin blogging, who would have thought?!

My prayers and thoughts and all the positive energey I can muster are with you, Girlfriend. This is a scary journey, to be sure. Believe me when I say I know how you're feeling on many levels. Beleive when I say, it's a very spiritual journey as well as physical and that you're going to be fine.
God bless and as they say, "May the Lord be with you, always."
Madeline

Ms_Gundrum said...

I got the call that the operation was a success and the doctor "got it all".

You were said to be laughing and being your silly self. GIVE ME SOME OF THAT MEDICINE!

When you wake up, you will be beautiful and wonderful and lucky to be alive!!

See you tomorrow.

Jade said...

Ode to my Right Eye

The day I woke up
and found my Right Eye
It was a relationship with you
that I hoped would never die.

You never failed me,
You understood my dread
You were always there for me,
Unlike Lefty and Fredd.

You helped me put on black eyeliner
Blue Eye shadow and black mascara,
You reflected the beauty in me
when I knew Lefty was a gonna.

This relationship we share
Is so precious to me,
I hope it grows and flourishes
Into infinity.

You are so special to me
And on you I must rely,
You are my one true friend,
My Right Eye.

Our relationship is visionary.
So let's hold onto each other.

I love you.
I will always love you,
My Right Eye.