Monday, October 13, 2008

"Update #2"

Just a short update to let you know we are home!!!!!! :o) Mickey had the surgery Thursday (10-9) morning (8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. - 3 hours) and he was released from the hospital this morning (10-13) at 10:30. That is 1 hour short of 96 hours, or 4 days. It took us 2 hours to drive the 130+ miles home and we arrived by 12:30.

All the Doctors and nurses said he did better than most patients 20-30 years younger!!! We know who get's the credit.....our wonderful Lord & Savior....first and then Mickey because he had such a positive attitude and was so co-operative to do anything and everything they asked or wanted him to do. He literally was doing little leg and chest lifts the 2nd day!!!!

Naturally, we are tired, worn out and just plain exhausted. It's been a whirlwind 14 days since we left September 30th on our "celebration". I have LOTS to share and I will be doing so in the coming days.

Mostly, thank you for all your prayer support and the wonderful comments. It blessed out heart to come in today and read them. We both had "peace that passeth understanding" even in the worst moments and we KNEW we were being upheld by the prayers of many around the world.

A special "thanks" to Leigh Ann for posting the update for me. I had set this up with her before we left on our trip, long before I knew just how much we were going to be dealing with. Another special "thanks" to Retha for caring enough to call me from South Africa right after the surgery. You blessed my socks off Retha. What a wonderful, kind thing to do.

We are the most blessed 50 years and 9 days married couple in the world!!! We are throughly convinced of that. The love that has been bestowed on us is overwhelming. We appreciate each and every one of you, and especially your prayers for us.




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24 comments:

Susan said...

Oh Susan this story has been such a testimony of faith. I've been praying for you both.

Hugs,

Susan

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

So glad you guys are home now1 Praise God for His awesome work in healing Mickey. And way to go to Mickey for such a positive attitude and working so hard. Huggles to you both.

Kansas Bob said...

Great news Susan! I am joining you both in praising Jesus!

Linds said...

So glad you are both safely home, and that Mickey is doing so well. Wonderful news!

diana said...

i am so happy to hear how well mickey is doing. give him my best. and i know this couldn't have been easy on you either, so for your sake, i'm glad you're in the final stretch. i will continue to pray for you both.

it must feel sooooo good to be home!

Kitty said...

I'm so glad to hear this excellent update!!!! =) 50 years and 9 days, you truly are blessed!! =) The kids will be so happy to hear this, too... they have faithfully prayed for him every night before dinner, along with their prayers for their dad. You made quite an impression on my kids!! ♥

Crystal said...

Praise God for safety, surgery and blessings! You have had quite the adventures these past few weeks, my friend. So glad that everything - and everyone - is turning out okay and you are home to recover now. Happy Anniversary!! And I'm looking forward to your updates on the whole trip.

Shirley said...

So glad you are home safely! Praising Him for the surgery and recovery. Thanks so much for the update - make sure you both get plenty of rest - we can wait :)
Blessings!
Shirley

Lori said...

Susan so glad that everything went well with Mickey's surgery.

Sounds like he is doing great.

I will continue praying for Mickey's quick recovery.

weavermom said...

**Delighted Squeal**
Glad you are home! I'm sure you are looking forward to some really good sleep! Can't wait to here more. :)

Nancy said...

Praise and Glory go to our Lord for getting you both through this so quickly and without complications!!! Hip Hip Horray!!!

Tiffany said...

Praise the Lord all went well! His timing is always perfect, isn't it? I've been catching up on your posts I've missed. I really like the one from your pastor. Blessings to you and your husband and keep us updated!

Momma Roar said...

I'm so glad to hear you are home!!!

Hugs!

Tammy said...

Praise the Lord! So good to hear from you and know that Mickey is doing well, and that you both had such peace through all this. I know so many of us were praying!

Please get lots of rest yourself, Susan!

(((HUGS)))
~Tammy

Nadine said...

I'm glad you are safely home and that everything went so well. What an answer to prayer.

retha said...

Our LORD is so gracious to us! I am thank full!

The fist 'nurse' I spoke to - think it was your Thursday midnight- said it take about 10 days for the average patient from operation to leaving the hospital!

Good to see you back, Ma'am.
My heart is full of love for the two of you, I say thank you for sharing yourselves.

Bobbi said...

PTL!!!! Great news! GOD is good ALL the time, and ALL the time GOD is good!!! and the best is yet to come!!!! woooohoooo!!!!

Danielle said...

I'm so glad Mickey's doing well. God bless.

The Olson's: said...

It's so good to hear Mickey is doing so well. Yes, all praise to God!

I love that you have counted 50 years & 9 DAYS of being married! From my vantage point, that seems a long way off, but I hope God blesses me with 50 years and 9 days + with my wonderful husband too!

Welcome home and I pray Mickey's recovery continues to go well & that you have the strength needed to care for him.
~ Leanne

Carla said...

I wanted you to know I am praying for you, your family, and especially your husband! Bless you both!

Tina said...

Praising and thanking God here!!!

God is faithful.

Susie said...

Susan I am so happy you both are home and Mickey did so well. May God give you many, many more years together. Praise God!!!

Lisa said...

Yay! Praise the Lord! Everyone is home!
Many blessings to Mickey as he heals!
What journey ya'll have had!

Maxine said...

You guys are something!! I've been so busy rejoicing over my new granddaughter this week that I just now started making blog rounds. But we have been remembering you guys in prayer and have been so thankful for what God has done in your lives. Give Mickey our best wishes and tell him we knew he could do it--with the help of the Lord, of course!