The Other Side
From December 19, 2019
After a long delay to get into surgery, once she was in they notified us four hours later they were sewing her up! It went much faster than anticipated and both surgeons were pleased with how well it went. We were all grateful there were no surprises. She has a beautiful light-filled room on the 5th floor of Stanford's new building and spent the morning articulating to us the details of her drug-induced hallucinations.
They have called in the pain management service to help control the pain. For today, she has been encouraged to rest and begin to move around when she feels ready. Please continue to pray for these next few days of recovery as they are supposed to be the hardest. I read yesterday a reflection our dad wrote a couple years ago around Advent. He said, "Endurance always comes through encouragement." It came as a sacred word in this season of waiting and mustering the strength to keep going. We are so grateful for the incredible way your love and faith have encouraged us to keep climbing up this mountain. It is lifting us high up and we feel relieved to be on the other side.