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HELLO MY DEAR FRIENDS - THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS

Sunday, September 26, 2010

I stay at a pain level 4 about all the time now so I am continuing to heal. They had to sacrifice my right vocal cord nerve during surgery so I only have one vocal cord. I sound like a little girl whispering. But I will Adjust.

We set up Skype with my son in Japan so I saw and talked with my grandsons. It was so much fun. I really loved it. I was really getting depressed but that really helped me a lot.

Thank you for your prayers and support. They mean so much to me. I could not get through this alone. God bless you all.

Judy

  
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JUDITH19711 9/27/2010 12:24PM

    Thank you for your continued prayers and support. I am always afraid I will become addicted to pain med so I rarely take them. I must be better on myself and take a few more.It is hard to be in pain all the time.Somebody told me it will take a year to get over this.

Judy

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A5KLADY 9/27/2010 9:17AM

    I said a pray for you today, that the angels will be with you to carry you thought your difficult time! Bless you on your journey to good health!
sp pal, Donna emoticon emoticon

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SANDYMAE3 9/27/2010 5:33AM

    my prayer for you.

LORD GOD,
I KNOW YOU CARE ABOUT MY SORROW: I KNOW YOU SHARE THE ACHING OF MY HEART. YOU TASTE MY TEARS, YOU HOLD MY HAND. MY COMFORT, AS I WAIT UPON YOUR PEACE, IS KNOWING THAT YOU ARE IN THIS MOMENT WITH ME, LEADING ME AND LOVING ME THROUGH IT ALL.
MY STRENGTH, AS I REST WITHIN YOUR PRESENCE, IS KNOWING THAT MY GOD IS THE GOD WHO CREATES, THE GOD WHO SAVES, THE GOD WHO HEALS, THE ONLY GOD, THE ONE GOD WHO NEVER FAILS. IN JESUS NAME I PRAY AMEN

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BJENKINS1014 9/26/2010 8:16PM

    Love and prayers and positive thoughts for you. You are a very strong woman and an inspiration to us all.

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GATOR12 9/26/2010 5:49PM

    MUCHO HUGS AND LOVE TO YOU!! "5" IS STILL A LOT BUT IF YOU ARE HEALING AND OKAY WITH IT, THAT'S IMPORTANT THING.

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MOM2ACAT 9/26/2010 5:11PM

    emoticon Sending healing prayers.

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JANLEEW 9/26/2010 2:38PM

    Healing, love and warmth sent your way!

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JOCALAT 9/26/2010 12:52PM

    God Bless you too...I will pray that your pain will go away!!

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PINK-SOLDIER 9/26/2010 11:09AM

    emoticonI will continue to pray for you, take care and God Bless. emoticon emoticonInga

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PAIN.....PAIN......PAIN....

Sunday, September 05, 2010

First the good news...... The surgical site healed nicely. The site in the front never gave me any problem - no pain at all. The 5 inch long incision down my back has always given me a great deal of pain but it healed well and after a small scare there has been no infection.

We are now just having to deal with pain control. I saw my regular doctor a couple days ago and was in tears from the pain. She changed my pain meds. I am in less pain now when I lie down but the pain quickly becomes a 9 when I walk or stand. I can sit with an ice pack to my back and keep the pain about a 4 and be able to watch TV with my husband and not feel so isolated.

Must go. Arms are starting to hurt. Will update you later.

Thank you for your prayers and kind messages. They mean so much to me.

  
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DARLENEK04 9/11/2010 11:43AM

  We will continue to pray Judith...hope to hear of quick
recovery.

Darlene

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SANDYMAE3 9/8/2010 8:50AM

    o god of tenderness, you gather me into your arms as a shepherd gathers her lambs. help me today to demonstrate your gentleness with others. take away my pain and continue to bless me and all people in the name of jesus, who was, who is, and who always will be. in jesus name, amen
i had back surgery myself and had a 9 inch scar i know your pain. this will heal soon keep your faith strong. thinking of you often. bel

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PINK-SOLDIER 9/6/2010 9:57AM

    Hugs and prayers and continued healing and pain relief. emoticon emoticon Inga

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JUDITH19711 9/6/2010 8:38AM

    Thank you for your prayers. They mean so much to me. God hears our every word. I know He hears us - I believe the pain is a little less this morning than yesterday.

You are a blessing to me . Thank you for your prayers.

Judy

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LOLAINSC 9/6/2010 8:13AM

    I just raised a prayer for God to be with you and provide you with all you need for victory over both pain and cancer.

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VIRTUE-TRIUMPS 9/6/2010 12:25AM

    emoticon I am so sorry that you are suffering with so much pain. My heart and prayers go out for you. emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 9/5/2010 6:51PM

    emoticon When pain makes you cry, it's bad! I've been there before. Sending you healing prayers.

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JOCALAT 9/5/2010 10:55AM

    I am so sorry to hear about the pain you are in...sending prayers and hugs. Hope the new pain meds kick in soon! emoticon emoticon

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HOPE2BE 9/5/2010 10:18AM

    I will say more prayers for you Judith that the pain heals up and you will do without pain meds. emoticon

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RECOVERING NICELY

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Well I have been back home about two weeks now. The first week my daughter and her family were here and it was so wonderful. My daughter is a nurse and she helped me with my shower -the most painful part - wash hair and incision site on back. She cleaned my house top to bottom and removed clutter that was everywhere.

Her husband Mike repaired the million tiny repairs put off and then safety proofed the house. He put up safety bars every where you could think, He hung pictures I had wanted hanging for such a long time.

They cleaned and scrubbed until there was not a chance for a germ to grow in this house for a very long time.

My heart is filled with such joy. And they are going to return here for Christmas. I am such a lucky, lucky woman.

Thank you for your prayers. I am able to get around well with the use of a 4 legged walker. That way when I get tired, I can sit immediately on it's built in seat, What a blessing!!

I still have a swallowing defect - the speech therapist is working on that with me. I still have a lot of pain - physical and occupational therapies help.

Must go

Thank you for your prayers. I'll try to update you more often . Pain is a terrible thing.

Judy

  
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DARLENEK04 9/2/2010 4:43PM

  Glad you are home Judy....

God Bless for a speedy recovery.

Aren't SIL's great(DD arent bad either)

Darlene

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SANDYMAE3 8/30/2010 9:06AM

    god bless you judy its so good to hear you are home and have the wonderful support of your daughter and her husband. i will continue to keep you in my prayers. bel

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HOPE2BE 8/26/2010 9:26AM

    Judy I too am glad you had your DD and SIL there to help you out and to come back and help you. I will continue to pray for you. Looking forward when you have a pain free day.

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JOCALAT 8/26/2010 8:39AM

    Judy: I am so glad you are home and that your daughter and son-in-law were able to be there and help you out....I will continue to keep you in my prayers for your recovery...God Bless emoticon

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BACK FROM THE HOSPITAL

Friday, August 13, 2010

I am so glad to be home. The pre op workup was wonderful. It told me all to expect and when. I was never surprised.

Once I had surgery, nothing was told to me. They had a plan, but did not tell me.

The next day after surgery, I was sent for tests. I did not even know it was a swallow test until I was there. Again I was off for tests the day after that I did not know what they were for until I arriver. It was a Doppler test in my legs to look for clots. A little foreknowledge would have been wonderful.

The only test I was told about was after the surgery Wednesday, The said I would have x-rays about 3 in the morning.

Housekeeping was wonderful.
Food service was wonderful.
OT was great.
PT was great.

The post op doc team was terrible. All they ever said was how do you feel and do you have any questions. I expected more feed back on actions taken and plans for the future - like tests.

I was offered 2 weeks of rehab in the hospital rehab but turned it down. What a nightmare!

  
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SANDYMAE3 8/16/2010 8:38PM

    yes you need to ask questions. we know every step of the next procedure manny has to go through. we have tho ran into some nurses that made us wonder how they got a lic. take care keep us informed. bel

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BGUMBA 8/14/2010 6:44PM

  Go in prepared with questions including "What can I expect to happen? What treatments and/or tests will I face? What are the possible complications of the procedure? etc."

Doctors often expect others to provide this info to patients or forget that "the common person" doesn't know all the necessary medical information.

Also, do research on your own. Do online searches or even check to see if info is included on the SparkPeople Medical A-Z. The better prepared you are, the more you will be able to realize what is normal and what is not.

Hope all goes well with you in the future.

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PMCFARM 8/14/2010 1:15PM

  For future reference, as a patient you have a right to be fully informed about anything/everything that is or will be done to your body...that's the federal law & doctors/nurses not following the guidelines of this law can be charged/fined. This is not a frivolous law, it was designed to protect you. But, you must sometimes be the one to initiate the questions...who-what-when-where-why
-how. As a nurse, my motto has become "My body, my business". You can't make wise decisions without knowing all your choices. Remember too you're the #1 person on the team!
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HOPE2BE 8/14/2010 4:19AM

    I would write a letter to the hospital about their lack of communication. You may improve the standards there. Glad to hear things went by smooth after the surgery. I hope things are going by better for you now that you're home.


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MOM2ACAT 8/13/2010 7:26PM

    I agree, that lack of communication was bad; I would let the doctor know about that next time you see him.

Glad you are back home now!

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A5KLADY 8/13/2010 4:13PM

    Good to have you back again!

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JOCALAT 8/13/2010 1:43PM

    I am sorry for all that you went through; especially the lack of communication that every patient deserves....you deserve better....I will keep you in my prayers....sending good positive thoughts your way.... emoticon

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DARLENEK04 8/13/2010 1:41PM

  Oh dear....sounds like the whole group needs some
education as to patient treatment.


Darlene

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VIRTUE-TRIUMPS 8/13/2010 1:35PM

    Well I hope they keep you better informed with this upcoming surgery and everything goes as well as it possibly can. emoticon

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Heard from the team today

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Heard from the team today. Appointment is noon tomorrow at the spine clinic.At the meeting so far I know will be spine surgeon. neuro surgeon, anesthesiology, neuro oncology nurse practitioner , myself. I think that is all. I have appt with ENT doc the 30 th. Surgery is scheduled for the 4 th of August., and the 6 th. It will be an all day affair tomorrow with teaching and all.

Yes, I am nervous. Yes, these are great docs, trained well with great credentials. I have all the belief in the world in them. I have a personal relationship with God. I put my trust in God that all will be well. Yes, I am nernous and feel very alone.

  
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MEMARE 8/3/2010 8:13PM

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you. May God guide the surgeon's hands and provide them the wisdom to bring health to your body. emoticon

Peace be with you.

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JOCALAT 8/1/2010 5:06PM

    I am glad you have a date....sending you lots of positive thoughts and prayers!!! emoticon

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BGUMBA 7/28/2010 8:27AM

  I'll be praying for all to go well for you, Judy. I'm glad you have a date so things can start to fall in place.

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JUDITH19711 7/26/2010 4:56PM

    SandieMae - thank you for your prayers. They mean so much. I am such a wreck. The closer the time of the surgery - the more nervous I get. I know I will be OK- but the fear just keeps welling up.

I ask myself what I am afraid of. I want all my family to be OK while I am out for 3 days and cannot take care of them. That is so crazy - I can hardly believe I am even saying it.

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HUBIE1942 7/26/2010 4:34PM

  My grandson and his mom arrive in 5 days. He is such a comfort to me. We have so much fun together - laugh all the time. My daughter leaves the next day to go back home.

We then leave Sunday for my grandson to have marine biology camp at University of NC at Wilmington. I will leave Tuesday night and my grandson will stay with my nephew for the last few days to be picked up Friday at noon. He will be arriving back about the time I am taken to a regular room.

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SANDYMAE3 7/26/2010 10:02AM

    my dear you are not alone for you hve the most wonderful god looking over you. dont feel alone we are with you. let us know as soon as you can.

father our sister feels alone,comfort her in her time of need. put your arms around her and give her the strength she needs,dont let her feel alone,send her some angels, they will be all around her, they may come in disguise of nurses,cleaning staff,they could be the patient in the next room,or a janitor,they will be all around you judith your father knows what you need,and want he will guide the skillful hand of the surgeons. yea tho i walk through the valley of the shadow ....

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SANDYMAE3 7/26/2010 9:56AM

    i will pray for you judy. bel

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A5KLADY 7/26/2010 9:43AM

    I will be praying for you and thinking about you are that day!

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CAROLYN0107 7/22/2010 2:39AM

    Judy, it sounds like you had a good check up with all the doctors. I'm sure you're glad to finally get a surgery date and that you have such a good team of surgeons and others to take care of you. Keep letting us know how you are. I will be traveling on August 4th but I will have my computer along.
Remember, You are NEVER alone if you the Lord!
HUGS.

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