Saturday, September 13, 2008

My Amazing Friend

I went to visit Gail this afternoon with our friends Mary Jo and Kim. We all agreed that Gail is absolutely amazing. After all she's been through, she was upbeat and joking today. She looks wonderful, although she describes her face as "puffy". Her night was not restful - too many noises within the hospital corridor. Prior to our arrival, she had attempted to get up with assistance and almost passed out. She was dizzy trying to sit in a chair, but was able to sit on the end of the bed for a short period of time. As she relayed this information to us, we just smiled and reminded her that it had been less than 24 hours since the completion of her surgery. She is on a continuous epidural drip for pain and she described her pain level as tolerable and feeling as if she had lifted too many weights. She has eaten very little but attempted to eat something while we there. Had I not seen her with my own eyes I would still be wondering and worrying about her. But it is at this point that I can honestly tell myself that my amazing friend will beat this. I have no doubt in my mind that she is a survivor and a fighter and that she will be around for many years to come to share her laughter with those of us who know her and love her dearly!

7 comments:

Cathy said...

Gail,
Am so happy that you just texted me that you can now walk across the floor and you were sitting in a chair!!! You go girl!

Cathy

Kim said...

Gail,
Thank you for allowing me to come with Cathy to visit you. You looked absolutely wonderful. Your attitude and strength are such an inspiration to me! Now to hear that you are walking and able to sit in a chair! Next I will hear that you walk on water! You amaze me!
Love ya,
Kim

Ann Kittilstad said...

Hi Gail,
It is amazing to hear how you are doing and thinking of you lots. Keep going one step at a time.
Ann

Anonymous said...

Gail,

I am so happy you are doing so well. Looking forward to you coming home. Just remember to rest and relax and call me if you need anything. Lisa

Julie Holloway said...

Gail,
Very happy to hear that things went well and best of all the lymph nodes were clear. I have been thinking about you all weekend. Prayers!

Anonymous said...

Gail - I'm glad to hear your surgery went well. WOOHOO on the negative nodes. You are on your way.

Your Komen sister,
Sara

Connie Kolter said...

Gail,

I am so proud of you. You are so strong and I know you will come through this with only the slightest of scars.

I envision you with your hair done, maybe even a little make-up on relaxing with comfy clothes, pillow, blanket (the weather is chilly today) and your pal Sunny laying along side you napping and keeping watch over you.

Thanks to Cathy for keeping us all in the loop blogging with "your fingers" on the net. We really appreciate it!

We are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Love you,
Connie Kolter
Ps. What ya reading!!! ;-)