Monday, February 11, 2008


everyone -

this is annie; i am thrilled to report that the surgery was a complete success! the doctor is confident that they removed all of the cancerous tissue, and all muscle tissue is still intact.

mom is doing very well. she was feeling a great deal of pain immediately after the surgery, so is on a pretty high dosage of pain killers, and has been instructed to rest - and rest a lot - for the next few days. because of this, she mustn't see many visitors. we've been told we have to be her "gatekeepers." that said, we welcome cards, flowers, e-mails, etc.

when she awoke from surgery and we were ushered in to see her, one of the first things she said was how loved she felt, and that she could feel your prayers. this will come as no surprise to anyone who knows her, but she also won over the entire staff at Spectrum (which was a wonderful group).

she'll probably have her eye patch for the next month or so, after which they'll make a prosthetic for her. she needs to heal as much as possible before they fit her.

please e-mail or call me if you have any questions or want to relay a message to her. & 616.403.7937. we'll be updating again soon, with pictures.

annie et al


Barbie said...

Oh Thank the Good Lord!. Annie thank you for writing and letting us know. I have been doing nothing but thinking of her all day. I'm so happy to hear that they were successfull. "Now we will do the dance of joy!" When your Mom reads this she will understand...:)

Love to all - YEAH - I'm so happy. Give her a kiss for me. Barbie

Anonymous said...

Hello AAnn,

Thanks for the great news. I have been waiting and wondering.

Tell your Mother to rest she is surrounded by love.


Julie said...

Dear Claudie and all

I am so happy to hear this news! Now it is time to be still during the beginning of the recovery. We all anticipated success, and prayed for it, and now the joy of knowing everything went well.

so thankful,
Love, Jul

hairguy said...

Rest and recover well my friend
love you lots...