Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Surgery Went Very Well
It was a long, and sometimes very frustrating day, but we made it through. Angie went in to surgery at about 3PM, a short 4 hours later than expected. As you can imagine, Angie was not thrilled with how far things deviated from THE plan, especially after not eating or drinking since last night. The surgeon came out to talk to Sharon and I after surgery at around 5:30. I then tried my best to shed my technophobeness and post from the hospital waiting room but I was foiled by technology - I thought it would be fun to let everyone know how everything went during surgery before Angie even knew. So, how did the surgery go? When we met with the surgeon just prior to surgery, he mentioned that the anomaly on the scan that would require removal of her lower right lobe may be benign - good news. We also found out that the resident was Canadian too (anglo) and that he was moving to Toronto - I wonder if the Brunswick House is too low brow for a doctor. As it turns out, they removed 6 thingamadobobbers (3 were cut out, 2 were cauterized, and one was stapled out, whatever the heck that means) AND they did not remove her lower right lobe. He said they removed a pretty small amount of lung and the incision was smaller than expected. All good news, so she should recover pretty quickly, so quickly that they might do the left lung as soon as 2 weeks from now. We'll get biopsy results on what was removed in a few days. I'm sure a more entertaining version of our day will be forthcoming. Now quit checking the blog and get on with your lives. Enjoy your day.
Posted by Angela Clarno at 9:55 PM
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Awesome news. We can all sleep soundly tonight knowing that Mizz "Planner" is in good shape. She is going to kick your butt Grant - for sure :-)
Sleep good tonight, Grant & Family.
We are still holding you in our thoughts, hearts, and prayers.
Grant's the man!!! You did us a great service by putting (blogging)our hearts at ease. Make sure you get a chance to rest too, you'll all be tired after this.
This is such great news...
Thinking of all of you still. Love the Sista in Law, Jane
Such good news! And well deserved after yesterday's scheduling debacle. And welcome to the world of blogging, Grant! Job well done.
Grant, thanks for communicating with us all! I think Angela will be proud of you for blogging all the details (she kinda likes the details).
Peace and joy to all of you....
Thanks for the update little brother.
I haven't officially met you, but you are just as funny as Angie.
We are praising God for such a good outcome!!! We will keep praying for a quick recovery for Angie and for you and the kids these next few weeks.
Love, Kristine J
Break out the happy dances!
Angie and family were on my mind all day yesterday. Thank you Grant for letting all concerned know how she did. All sounds good. Know that many continue to pray and think positive thoughts for you and your family. Tell Sharon hello from a long ago friend.
I think you should take over the blog for a while. Thingamabobbers? Is that in Merriam Webster's? (Actually, thingamabog is. Close enough. And you can alternate it with thinkamajig for variety.) Well, I don't suppose the boogers have an official name until after the biopsy. My point (yes, there is one): you were hilarious! And an absolute sweetheart to post last night. (Although I passed out early and didn't see the results until just now.) So our overachiever has obliterated everyone's expectations once again, it seems. Should we really be all that surprised?
Your resident grammar geek & Clarno/Hainsworth fan,
Grant - You are getting MAJOR kuddos for posting - Angie will be so happy and quickly forget her surgery being postponed! Thank you for sharing the GREAT news!
Angies Army is in full support mode
and they are inspiring. God speed the healing. love, pat&mag
Thanks Grant, for putting our minds....and hearts at ease. We have all been on pins and needles (as I'm sure Ang, you, Mom and Dad were)waiting for this positive news. Now get some well deserved rest!
I know we all will continue to keep Angie and all her family in our thoughts and prayers as she climbs this mountain. What troupers you all are!!
Rock on, Grant! Thanks for getting the word out so quickly. I was thrilled to know the details before I went to bed last night. I can't wait to hear Angie's take on the delay in "The Plan". Good things happen to those who wait.
Love & Laughter,
So wonderful to hear the great news! Thank you so much for the update.
Thanks for the update. I'm so glad things went well. Phew!
Wonderful news! Angie - you are an amazing, amazing woman and I am in awe at your strength. I am also in awe at the incredibile network of friends, family, doctors and various caregivers that you are connected to.
Fantastic news! We can all breathe a sigh of relief. Lots of love from our family to yours.
Pete's been out canvassing for the cancer society. Thinking of you. Rest well.
Jo & Pete
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