Friday, March 12, 2010

Slow recovery

Hello everybody, I thought I would make a quick update on Shanda's progress in the hospital.  It has been about five days since her surgery and to be honest, she is having a very hard recovery. I think a lot harder than we all envisioned, yet she is getting stronger each day and slowly progressing. She has finally been able to drink clear liquids, which she was very happy with.  As expected, biopsy reports came back with some cancerous lesions present in various parts of her abdomen and liver, very small, but they were there.  The important thing is that they have been removed and it confirms even more how vital it was to have this surgery.  We don't know when she will come home, hopefully later next week.  Per Dr. intructions, visitors are out of the question, plus I just don't think she wants to be be seen in her present condition, maybe early next week.   It has also been hard for her to talk on the phone, However, she would LOVE emails and text messages, she has her phone next to her at all times.  If you need her phone number or email address, please email me at larrybraithwaite@gmail.com.  It is the highlight of her day when she hears from someone.  She continues to need your prayers and support.  Thanks again to all.
Larry

8 comments:

Jennica said...

Thanks for the update Larry....glad to hear that she is recovering albeit slowly but surely.

Renee' Dezember said...

Larry thanks for the update...praying for her continued recovery and please know that she is always in my thoughts!

jodi said...

It's great to get an update, thanks for posting Larry! I can't imagine how hard this must be, but am glad she's doing ok. We are thinking about her constantly!

Brad and Staci Clegg said...

I'm glad to know that things are going well and am thankful that you've posted some updates. I think about her a lot and pray for your family. Shanda is so strong and is lucky to have the support of an amazing family!

reverseoreo said...

Thanks Larry for the update. You all are in our prayers. Thanks for the info that she has her phone by her side. I will e-mail her soon. Annette

Lexie said...

Thanks Larry, please give her our love, our prayers are with your her and your family.

Mindy Burns said...

Wow! You guys are going through so much!! You are in our prayers! Larry thank you for keeping us in the loop! This is very serious stuff- stay strong!

Gigi Geitgey said...

Hello Shanda,
I just wanted you to know Brother Geitgey and I are thinking of you and Larry and the girls. In our prayers we ask for your healing and strength.Your faith and determination are examples to many. We will continue to watch your progress.

Love, Ruth & Warren Geitgey